It’s Friday, and we already have a classic news dump a little earlier than usual. The IRS says that it has lost the emails of five more employees who were involved in the targeting scandal, AP reports.
On Friday, the IRS said it has also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.
But no one is hiding anything! “The agency blamed computer crashes for the lost emails. In a statement, the IRS said it found no evidence that anyone deliberately destroyed evidence,” AP dutifully reported.
You can’t find what you’re not looking for.
The nation already knows that none of the emails were actually lost. DOJ has admitted that there is a national email backup system that has every one of the “lost” emails. But the DOJ doesn’t want to look for them.
The Obama administration’s strategy all along has been to drag this out past the election, keeping Congress at bay and making sure that there is no special prosecutor appointed. That strategy is working.