Two Huge IRS Bombshells Drop on Friday; Will Networks Report?
The first new piece of news was in the form of an article published on Friday afternoon by the Associated Press, which reported that the emails of five additional IRS employees under investigation by Congress have been lost.
Hours prior, Jordan wrote to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen saying that congressional staff have spoken with the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and were told that 760 IRS computer servers could exist and possibly contain e-mails belonging to Lerner that had been thought to be lost.
Of the five IRS employees whose emails were reported lost, the AP said that two of them worked at the infamous Cincinnati office “processing applications for tax-exempt status.” As in the situations of Lois Lerner and other IRS employees under investigation, the agency cited “computer crashes” as the reason “for the lost emails” and claimed that they found “no evidence that anyone deliberately destroyed evidence.”
Any coverage of these four developments would be the first time that the any of the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC mention the IRS scandal in over a month. The last time that any of the networks gave air time to this on-going story was on July 31 when all three covered news that Lois Lerner referred to conservatives as “—holes” and “crazies” during an email correspondence with a coworker in 2012.