IRS Lost Lerner Emails Due to Computer Crash, Agency Says

The Internal Revenue Service claims to have lost two-years worth of emails between former IRS official Lois Lerner, who resigned under pressure for her role in the IRS targeting scandal, and outside agencies and groups.

House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) announced Friday that the IRS informed the committee it lost the emails, which the committee was seeking as part of its investigation into the targeting scandal, due to a computer crash in 2011.

Protesters Demand an Audit of the IRS

Congressional leaders, tea party activists, and Glenn Beck gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to reiterate their concern over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, call for more investigations, and advocate for the abolishment of the agency on Wednesday.

“My committee … has been trying to get answers from the IRS for more than two years. We’re just starting to get answers,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.