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Congress to probe how IRS emails could go missing

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 20, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen is telling Congress that eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes.

Koskinen says it's not clear whether all eight of the hard drive crashes resulted in lost emails.

In the past week the IRS acknowledged it can't produce emails from some of the officials connected to the investigation. Among the missing emails are those from former IRS executive Lois Lerner, who is at the center of the probe. Her computer crashed in 2011.

Koskinen says the IRS took additional steps to retrieve Lerner's data but was unsuccessful.

Koskinen is testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee. He says the IRS will provide more of Lerner's emails to Congress today.

Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on this story.

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JessePinkman says... June 20, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

Sure they did; with their lying they should go ahead and run for Congress. They would fit in well

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LevyRat says... June 20, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

Liar, liar, pants on fire ...... even the State of Arkansas holds all emails on a server and you cannot delete them. TAX AND SPEND LIBERAL DEMOCRAT CROOKS IN ACTION!!!!!!

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