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Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer
Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Doug McKelway

Posted on 08/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.

Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012."

That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.

"We had already talked to her. Our personal staff and Oversight Committee staff had sat down with Ms. Lerner and confronted her about information we were getting from conservative groups in the state of Ohio and around the country," Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News.

"If you intentionally destroy evidence, that is a crime. If you make a statement in court saying the evidence is not available and it is, that is also a crime," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackberry; crime; irs; issa; jimjordan; jimjorden; judicialwatch; loislerner; obstruction; smidgen; transparency
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1 posted on 08/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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This act is a crime, and must be investigated, prosecuted, and punished!


2 posted on 08/26/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do believe that the destruction of evidence is a crime in and of itself.
Freegards
LEX


3 posted on 08/26/2014 4:00:44 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do believe that the destruction of evidence is a crime in and of itself.
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 08/26/2014 4:00:44 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do believe that the destruction of evidence is a crime in and of itself.
Freegards
LEX


5 posted on 08/26/2014 4:00:45 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where is John Boehner ?
Where is Mitch McConnell?


6 posted on 08/26/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That people haven’t already been indicted, and that this isn’t an ongoing major news story in every news outlet in the country, is depressing proof that we are way out of control as a nation. Finding our way back is going to be a daunting task.


7 posted on 08/26/2014 4:01:05 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Enough of this shit already.. arrest the bitch and her boss!!!


8 posted on 08/26/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Of course, this will be all uncovered and the sunlight will be finally able to disinfect it, in about 70 years or so.


9 posted on 08/26/2014 4:02:05 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We have a winner! Lois Lerner, report to Cell Block B.


10 posted on 08/26/2014 4:03:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Klemper
This act is a crime, and must be investigated, prosecuted, and punished!

No worries, Issa is on the job.    /s


11 posted on 08/26/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Lerner and Obama and Hillary are behind the
slavers and Hamas rockets and creation of
IS(IS) from “the rebels” they empowered.


12 posted on 08/26/2014 4:05:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Klemper

I am sure that Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department will get right on entering an indictment for this criminal act.

...crickets.


13 posted on 08/26/2014 4:05:14 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Here we have Rick Perry under indictment for the vaguest of accusations, and nothing filed in Lerner. Good God, act, Congress... ACT!!


14 posted on 08/26/2014 4:06:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Klemper
This act is a crime, and must be investigated, prosecuted, and punished!

I'm sure Eric Holder will get right on it.

15 posted on 08/26/2014 4:07:53 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: ScottinVA

arrest the bitch and her boss and the jackass they rode in on


16 posted on 08/26/2014 4:08:12 PM PDT by Brother Cracker ( Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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To: tennmountainman

They are on vacation. The fact that we have the Executive Branch lying to the Congress( Us the people) and lying to the Judges is one of the worst crimes of this Regime.


17 posted on 08/26/2014 4:08:14 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The IDIOT Republicans don’t want to be like the Democrats (indicting Rick Perry) by seeming political. Never mind, unlike with Perry, the IRS issues are REAL CRIMES.

JAIL JAIL JAIL
NOW NOW NOW!


18 posted on 08/26/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Oldexpat

I know they are on vacation.
Can they not take an hour out of their vacation to make a statement on
camera?


19 posted on 08/26/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: tennmountainman

John is crying over nothing.

Mitch is celebrating the loses of the conservatives.


20 posted on 08/26/2014 4:10:18 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: tennmountainman
"Where is John Boehner ? Where is Mitch McConnell?"

They don't dare comment for fear of being accused of advancing a war against women.

21 posted on 08/26/2014 4:10:18 PM PDT by Baynative (Free people are not equal, equal people are not free.)
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To: 867V309
No worries, Issa is on the job.

Not to defend Issa's handling of this case, but ou do realize that Congress cannot arrest and prosecute anyone, right? All they can do is refer the case to DoJ, which is not going to pursue anything regarding this case unless forced to by overwhelming revelations.

22 posted on 08/26/2014 4:14:43 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
TRANSPARENCY #SMIDGEN
23 posted on 08/26/2014 4:18:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why Lois Lerner isn’t in jail right now, today, is a travesty. Frankly, I believe it because Darrell Issa insists upon playing amateur lawyer.


24 posted on 08/26/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: KC Burke

You took the words right off of my keyboard. Eric Holder is busy crucifying the cop in Missouri. If there is a Repulbican in the White House in 2017 it probably would be a RINO who will say “let bygones be bygones.” Nothing will come from this. Lois Lerner will get away with it just like that other Nazi named Joseph Mengele.


25 posted on 08/26/2014 4:26:00 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: 867V309

We need to keep following the trail, but make sure the rats know we are bringing plenty of rope. Also place any suspects on no fly list and let them know they are not allowed to leave the country. This will have the effect we are looking for and will give enough low level rats the jitters.


26 posted on 08/26/2014 4:30:27 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

THE....MOST....CORRUPT....ADMINISTRATION....EVER!!!!!


27 posted on 08/26/2014 4:33:11 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where are all the hacktivists when we could really use them?


28 posted on 08/26/2014 4:34:05 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

“hacktivists” play for the other team.


29 posted on 08/26/2014 4:35:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Klemper
This act is a crime, and must be investigated, prosecuted, and punished!

Hopefully the next president will reinstate the Justice Department.

30 posted on 08/26/2014 4:36:58 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: tennmountainman
Where is John Boehner ? Where is Mitch McConnell?

Attacking the same people the IRS did.

31 posted on 08/26/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There are two nations within our borders. There is The United States Of America and there is Democratland. The citizens of Democratland get their money by taking it from the citizens of The United States. The citizens of Democratland will say or do anything to be able to continue to take money from the citizens of The United States.


32 posted on 08/26/2014 4:39:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nixon would have been fine; except for the coverup he authorized.
This is very similar it sounds.


33 posted on 08/26/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Who gives a F. She is home free and there isn't a damn thing that will happen to her. She is part of the communists King Obama empire and is under the umbrella of total protection. Wake up America. We are under a limited dictatorship and soon it might be permanent.
34 posted on 08/26/2014 4:39:43 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: tennmountainman

Where is John Boehner ?
Where is Mitch McConnell?


Backstabbing and undermining conservatives and wondering why they are losing conservative support.


35 posted on 08/26/2014 4:39:47 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

prepare the gallows


36 posted on 08/26/2014 4:40:41 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Logical me

Oh IDK, she’s got to be living in fear. I doubt she will ever feel free or powerful again.

Lon Horuchi was cleared by the Feds to, but he lives hiding in a hole somewhere.


37 posted on 08/26/2014 4:49:36 PM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The tax ho needs to be spending some time at the Iron Bar Hotel.


38 posted on 08/26/2014 4:55:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: Klemper

“This act is a crime, and must be investigated, prosecuted, and punished!”

Yeah, whatever. The Republicans are feverishly at work on doing just these very things even as I write this, after, of course, a thorough investigation...


39 posted on 08/26/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Time for a plea deal sweetie.


40 posted on 08/26/2014 4:58:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Democrats: the Party of slavery to the immensely wealthy for over 200 years.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In 1974 there was 18 minutes of silence on a tape recorder.In 2014 there are several hard drives “recycled” and at least one Blackberry “destroyed”.


41 posted on 08/26/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: tennmountainman
"Where is John Boehner ? Where is Mitch McConnell?"

Where is Bob Woodward?

42 posted on 08/26/2014 5:12:25 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("Your apathy is their power." - Sarah Palin Jul 19, 2014)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All

There is only a smidgen* of corruption.

(smidgen defined as an area the size of Texas)


43 posted on 08/26/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It would be no different if Al Capone were running the country ... other than the fact that is corpse probably doesn’t smell as bad as the current administration.


44 posted on 08/26/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That would be a felony, methinks.


45 posted on 08/26/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Demonazi's are openly marching us (Jews, Christians, Conservatives) double time to Holocaust II.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Nixons party wouldn't support him, so he resigned.

The domestic communists starting with Clinton have exposed the fatal flaw in the Constitution.

We've turned a corner and there is no going back.

The POTUS can be a dictator and as long as his party is on board there isn't a damn thing that can be done about it.

On the bright side, under those conditions a right wing POTUS/DICTATOR could fundamentally transform America and fix it so the left could never take power again.

46 posted on 08/26/2014 5:32:14 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE ENEMY IS ALL AROUND US)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Lois Lerner should already be doing time.


47 posted on 08/26/2014 5:38:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Most Transparent Administration In Human History Sure Likes To Plead the Fifth,

“The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. The way to make government accountable is to make it transparent, so the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they’re being well made, and whether their interests are being well served...For a long time now, there’s been too much secrecy in this city. The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over, starting today.”

Back in those early, heady days, Obama pledged that transparency would be a “touchstone” of his administration. Touchstone - noun - “a standard or criterion by which something is judged or recognized.” Three-and-a-half years later, it’s ignore, deny, scoff, then plead the fifth. Now if only we could get the Vice President to avail himself of his sacred right to remain silent... I’ll leave you with this juicy Politico quote on Obama’s track record on FOIA requests:

“Obama is the sixth administration that’s been in office since I’ve been doing Freedom of Information Act work. … It’s kind of shocking to me to say this, but of the six, this administration is the worst on FOIA issues. The worst. There’s just no question about it,” said Katherine Meyer, a Washington lawyer who’s been filing FOIA cases since 1978. “This administration is raising one barrier after another. … It’s gotten to the point where I’m stunned — I’m really stunned.”

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/04/17/gop_the_most_transparent_administration_in_human_history_sure_likes_to_plead_the_fifth_huh

The compilation “I plead the 5th” video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RIlql4Cr0KE


48 posted on 08/26/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Bookmark


49 posted on 08/26/2014 6:17:59 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Klemper

They have Holder to make sure that no one is every prosecuted.


50 posted on 08/26/2014 6:18:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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