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Lerner 'Upset' Over Emails

Lerner's lawyer speaks to CNN.

Jun. 30, 2014

The attorney for former IRS official Lois Lerner, William Taylor, said Republicans are targeting his client because it’s “convenient” and it’s just “election-year politics.” Taylor told CNN Lerner went into work one day to see her computer showing the blue screen of death. “She was as upset as anybody else was about the loss of the emails,” Taylor insisted. “The truth is this was one of those things that happened – at the time she did everything she could to retrieve it. She reported it right away and that’s the story – that’s all there is to it.” At the time, yes, Lerner was probably upset. But as Republicans started to investigate abuses of power, as Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment, the computer crash was very, very convenient. Perhaps a little too convenient. If Lerner was serious about showing transparency, we would know what happened in the IRS. More…

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