Report: White House knew about Lois Lerner’s computer problems

By Neal McNamara | June 20, 2014
John Koskinen, Charles Boustany

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen (l) talks with Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, on Friday, June 20, 2014, prior to his testimony connected to the tea party investigation and former IRS official Lois Lerner (AP). 

The White House knew that documents stored on Lois Lerner’s computer were erased by a hard drive crash months before Congress found out this week, CNSNews.com is reporting.

This news comes after Congressional investigators drubbed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, with Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan saying flat out to Koskinen, “I don’t believe you!”  about the Lois Lerner computer problems.

From CNSNews: 

In sworn testimony Friday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that the IRS told the Obama administration about Lois Lerner’s missing emails in April, six weeks before telling Congress, even though Congress had subpoenaed Lerner’s emails as part of its investigation into the alleged muzzling of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status before the 2010 election.

“The IRS knew in February, or maybe even in March, and Treasury and the White House knew at least in April — but Congress and the American people didn’t find out until June. Were you purposely not telling us?” House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.) asked Koskinen. “Were you purposely not revealing this to the American people?”

Read the whole thing over at CNSNews.com. 

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