The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing on the Lois Lerner emails that the IRS claims to have lost, along with the emails of six other officials, in hard drive crashes. Those “lost” emails just happen to cover January 2009 to April 2011 — the most intense period during which the IRS targeted conservative groups.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) isn’t buying the IRS’ excuses. Today he lit into IRS Commisisoner John Koskinen.
Notice at the beginning of the exchange, Ryan is given five minutes to speak. He speaks for less than four minutes before Democrats start disrupting him. It looks like Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), himself a suspect in the IRS targeting scandal, does the dirty work. Ryan ends up having about a minute of his time lopped off.
Koskinen displays a typical Obama administration official’s attitude toward wrongdoing: We didn’t do anything wrong, and you’re wasting your time investigating us.