Friday, June 13, 2014

Never Waste a (Foreign) Crisis

As jihadis are running loose in Iraq, focusing our attention there, we have a shocking development on the IRS scandal:

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

Fancy that. Now the agency says they lost the emails.

This is how you bury a story.

The emails were probably stored in paper form in Mosul bank safety deposit boxes. Bad luck, that.

Tip to Instapundit.

UPDATE: Bury accomplished:

This will amaze you, I know, but it is true: the New York Times today devotes zero words to the story.

Burying a story requires cooperation between the White House and the media.

Color me amazed.