(DAILY SIGNAL) House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., today accused the Internal Revenue Service of “lying” to the American people and attempting to hide the disappearance of two years of emails from Lois Lerner, former head of the agency’s tax exempt division.
“It looks like the American people were lied to and the IRS tried to cover up the fact it conveniently lost key documents in this investigation,” Camp and Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee, said in a joint statement. “The White House promised full cooperation, the [IRS] commissioner promised full access to Lois Lerner emails, and now the agency claims it cannot produce those materials and they’ve known for months they couldn’t do this.”
Camp and Boustany also called for an independent prosecutor, saying, “Plot lines in Hollywood are more believable than what we are getting from this White House and the IRS.”
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