IRS Scandal Building: Lerner Disputes New IRS Chief’s Testimony

Uh-oh. It seems like the Obama administration might be headed into even more troubling waters as the recent testimony by IRS Chief John “Super-Smug” Koskinen is being disputed by Lois Lerner and her lawyers.

In an attempt to treat Mr. Koskinen with the utmost respect and fairness, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) has offered Mr. Koskinen the chance to recant or revise his original statement. Rep. Issa sent Mr. Koskinen a letter this week informing him of the discrepancy between his testimony and that of Lois Lerner’s.

“Recent public statements from William W. Taylor III, the attorney representing former IRS official Lois Lerner, have raised new questions about Ms. Lerner’s Federal Records Act compliance practices and the circumstances surrounding the loss of e-mails and destruction of her hard drive. Accordingly, I ask that you assist the Committee in reconciling apparent discrepancies between your claims that Ms. Lerner fully maintained records and statements by her attorney that she did not and that it was not her responsibility.”

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