Just when you thought Lois Lerner was out of the spotlight, she re-emerges to steal Hillary’s criminal thunder.
Today’s banana-republic update comes from our old friend Lois Lerner, who turned the Internal Revenue Service into a political weapon against President Obama’s enemies in the 2012 election cycle, and is somehow still (a) not in jail and (b) collecting a fat pension courtesy of the taxpayers.
The IRS scandal is an astounding demonstration of how, decades into the Information Age, the same government that demands instant responses from private citizens to its every inquiry can pretend it takes years for it to notice legally significant details about its own employees. In an era when the average corner convenience store is probably pushing a few gigabytes of data up and down the Internet every day, Obama’s IRS expects us to believe they need 36 months to cough up documents in response to court orders.
On Monday, the IRS suddenly “realized” that former Tax Exempt Organizations Division chief Lerner was conducting government business on a secret personal email account she created under a phony name, “Toby Miles.” (Breitbart)
According to the Washington Post:
IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of documents to turn over to Judicial Watch, it realized Ms. Lerner had used yet another email account, in addition to her official one and another personal one already known to the agency.
“In addition to emails to or from an email account denominated ‘Lois G. Lerner‘ or ‘Lois Home,’ some emails responsive to Judicial Watch’s request may have been sent to or received from a personal email account denominated ‘Toby Miles,’” Mr. Klimas told Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is hearing the case.
It is unclear who Toby Miles is, but Mr. Klimas said the IRS has concluded that was “a personal email account used by Lerner.” (Washington Times)