Rep Stockman asks NSA for Lois Lerner metadata after IRS claims ‘glitch’ erased all incriminating emails
Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) asked the National Security Agency to turn over all its metadata on the email accounts of former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations division director Lois Lerner for the period between January 2009 and April 2011.
The request comes just hours after the Internal Revenue Service claimed it “lost” all of Lerner’s emails to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups during that period, in which she allegedly coordinated with the White House, House Democrats and political groups to harass and deny tax-exempt status to groups critical of the President.
The IRS blames a “computer glitch” for erasing the emails which could have implicated Agency employees in illegal activity.
“I have asked NSA Director Rogers to send me all metadata his agency has collected on Lois Lerner’s email accounts for the period which the House sought records,” said Rep Stockman. “The metadata will establish who Lerner contacted and when, which helps investigators determine the extent of illegal activity by the IRS.”
Rep Stockman asks NSA for Lois Lerner metadata after IRS claims ‘glitch’ erased all incriminating emails IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails (Committee on Ways and Means) Congressman asks NSA to provide metadata for “lost” IRS e-mails (ars technica)