Nate Jackson / August 25, 2015

Either Lois Lerner’s Dog Can Email, or She’s More Corrupt

The former IRS agent’s personal email account comes to light.

What is it with government officials and email? Lois Lerner, the now-retired IRS official who spearheaded the political targeting of conservative organizations before the 2012 election, was among the first whose email was sought in the wave of corruption among Obama administration officials. This week, the IRS finally disclosed that Lerner was using a private email address to conduct government business. According to IRS attorney Geoffrey Klimas, “In the process of preparing this status report and for the August 24, 2015, release of Lerner communications, the undersigned attorneys learned that, in addition to emails to or from an email account denominated ‘Lois G. Lerner’ or ‘Lois Home,’ some emails responsive to Judicial Watch’s request may have been sent to or received from a personal email account denominated ‘Toby Miles.’” The name “Toby Miles” appears to be a combination of her husband’s surname and the name of her dog. And she joins at least former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson in having a private email under an alias derived from a dog. When Lerner’s emails went “missing,” we joked that her dog ate her homework. We were wrong. Her dog was doing her homework.

Lerner famously pleaded the Fifth before Congress — after she made a statement proclaiming her innocence. She was held in contempt of Congress, but Barack Obama’s Justice Department declined to prosecute such a valuable piece of his 2012 re-election campaign. Lerner and the IRS, both part of the Most Transparent Administration in History™, stonewalled so well that we’re only now discovering this private email address after more than three years of investigation. And, most importantly, long after Obama won re-election thanks to her efforts to sideline the Tea Party.

> Update: In related news, Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, has also been using a personal email to conduct official business.

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