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IRS says computer ate subpoenaed e-mails

Pro-Tip: If you're subpoenaed by Congress and want to hide information, just say the computer lost all of the e-mails they want. I mean, there's no reason the server would have e-mails, right?

We don't normally go with too many political articles because there's tons of sites that do. That said, I just saw this and think it's something released today in order to keep the story from making major news.

Remember Lois Lerner? Lerner is the former director of the IRS’ exempt organizations division and is the central figure in the IRS's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups. Her e-mails were subpoenaed by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa in an attempt to learn whether other outside agencies were potentially involved in the flagging of applications from those groups.

But, guess what? They're gone and the IRS doesn't have a single copy anywhere. None. Nope, not a single one.

Apparently Lerner's hard drive went down and nobody at the IRS knows how to pull an e-mail from the server.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp was more than slightly pissed, "The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to Congressional inquiries. There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General."

Representative Darrell Issa went further and said the crash was another "convenient" loss of data for the Obama administration during a Congressional investigation.