Yesterday, a top official of the Justice Department testified that his agency learned about the IRS’ loss of the Lois Lerner emails “long after the IRS claims to have discovered the problem.” He stated that he wants the IRS to explain the two months delay. The Washington Post,
“This is a matter where, obviously, we’d like to know about the loss of the e-mails,” said Deputy Attorney General James Cole, answering questions before the House subcommittee on economic growth, job creation and regulatory affairs.
“Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who chairs the panel, asked whether the delay was suspicious. Cole replied that he didn’t have enough information to make that determination.
“I would like to know all the circumstances from [IRS Commissioner John Koskinen] as to why there was the two-month wait before I answer whether it’s a big deal,” Cole said. The Justice Department is investigating the matter, he said.”