The Democrat Representative really got his bow tie in a twist yesterday during the hearing in which IRS head John Koskinen was grilled about the supposed loss of two years’ worth of emails to and from Lois Lerner regarding the targeting of certain groups. Kos claimed that because her computer had crashed and the hard drive was destroyed, the data are unrecoverable – and coincidentally, the same thing happened to six other people involved in the targeting.
Of course, that’s impossible, because as is the case with every governmental agency, even local city governments, the records are retained on servers. So it doesn’t matter whether or not the seven individual machines crashed; the records are still there.
Anyone with half a brain can see it for what it is, and Rep. Paul Ryan pulled off the gloves and told it like it is: “I don’t believe you”. Kos replied that in the course of his lengthy career he had never been called a liar before. Perhaps he should have been, because that’s exactly what it comes down to.
Bow-tie Blumanure was “outraged”:
“It is now the dicta of the Republican Party to assault the IRS at every turn and undercut its ability to function,” thundered Blumenauer, arguing that the worst came when Republicans forced a two-week government shutdown last fall.
Yeah, whatever. Sic ’em, Earl.
These folks are unequivocally lying. That is indisputable.
But keep on defending them; it’s a great way to curry favor with a lawless administration.