Politico recently examined “thousands of pages of emails and other material” and discovered previously unreported comments courtesy of Lois Lerner, the central player in the IRS scandal, that reveal her stunning level of hypocrisy. The emails reveal Lerner’s comments on “everything from the inability of career IRS agents to handle ‘the sensitive stuff’ to her views on the fiscal cliff” and the GOP. Politico,
When she was under investigation by Congress, she offered a blistering critique of her inquisitors. In a March 6, 2014, email, Lerner told a friend: “They called me back to testify on the IRS ‘scandal,’ and I too[k] the 5th again because they had been so evil and dishonest in my lawyer’s dealings with them.”
In June 2014, Lerner told the same friend that an unflattering picture of her appearing before Congress kept surfacing because “it serves their purposes of hate mongering to continue to use those images. I was never a political person — this whole fiasco has only made me lose all respect [for] politics and politicians. I am merely a pawn in their game to take over the Senate.” …
“The roughly 5,000-page appendix includes successive drafts of the much-discussed Be On the Lookout list, a protracted discussion of how to handle successors to the low-income housing group ACORN, and examples of the exhaustive information requests the IRS sent to various groups. It also includes various press reports on the agency; in some cases they were emailed around the IRS.
“The documents add more insight into Lerner’s thoughts on sensitive issues before the scandal exploded, including her frustration that Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-backed group, wasn’t being audited despite repeated referrals.”