I was listening to a House meeting this morning querying the new director of the IRS. He was asked why the IRS waited months to tell the committee about the lost Lerner E-mails and the damaged hard drive. He responded by saying that they were trying to recover the E-mails and didn’t want to make an incomplete report.
A few minutes later he said that the hard drive was sent to recycling in 2011.
In other words, they found all kinds of damning evidence in Lois (I plead the fifth) Lerner’s E-mails, and then spent a few months strategizing about how best to destroy the evidence.
We saw this same story 40 years ago. Nixon said he was not a crook. Obama says there was not a smidgen of corruption.