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Lerner’s Emails: IRS Officials Claim the Dog Ate Their Homework – What Should Congress Do?

Posted: June 15, 2014 at 8:45 am   /   by

June 13, 2014: Fox News panelists and Mark Levin on his radio show respond to the IRS’s preposterous claims that two years’ worth of critical Lois Lerner emails have been “lost” due to a failed hard drive.

This claim is so transparently false, corrupt, and absurd that the panelists dismiss it instantly using simple logic. And on Levin’s radio show, multiple callers with Information Technology experience explain why the IRS claim is a transparent, politically motivated lie — a real whopper.


This would be a laughing matter if it weren’t so serious. If Obama’s agencies can get away with persecuting individual citizens and groups for their political beliefs, and if the agencies can then hide, withhold, or destroy evidence as part of a cover-up, what has our Constitutional republic become?


If I were John Boehner, I’d issue an immediate memorandum to all employees of the DOJ, IRS, EPA, HHS, VA, and any other agency that has become corrupted. It might read as follows:

Dear Employees of Federal Agencies:

One day, Barack Obama will no longer be president, and Eric Holder will no longer be Attorney General.


If you yourself have participated in any intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence (legally defined as spoliation), you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and you may be incarcerated in federal prison.

Moreover, if you have knowledge of spoliation by others around you and have not come forward, you may be guilty of misprision of felonywhich is the knowing concealment of a felony by those around you, even if you did not directly support it.

If you have evidence of spoliation or misprision of felony, by yourself or by others, I urge you to come forward now, and we will do our best to protect you.

These are no ordinary crimes. These are crimes against our Constitutional republic of the highest order, and I assure you a future AG will not be lenient on guilty parties who have not come forward.

John Boehner, Speaker
US House of Representatives

It’s time to put down a marker. If John Boehner will not step up to his responsibilities as Speaker, then other Representatives (Dave Camp? Trey Gowdy?) can draft such a memorandum.

This is no ordinary political posturing for the next news cycle. This is “big casino”. A corrupt DOJ, IRS, and/or other agency cannot be tolerated by a free people.


Update: See this link for an example of the debunking of this part of the IRS cover-up. Hat tip to reader Scott Holt for supplying this link. See also this link for background information on email and email servers. Hat tip to reader rrowe1961 for that link. We’re all going to learn a lot from Obama’s scandals. And there’s more than two years left on his term(!).

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Lerner's Emails: IRS Officials Claim the Dog Ate Their Homework - What Should Congress Do?