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Issa Says ‘Hard to Believe’ No Paper Kept by IRS’s Lerner

Former IRS Official Lois Lerner
Lois Lerner, then director of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations office, looks through documents during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- “She knew, under the Federal Records Act, that she had an obligation for these documents to be preserved, these e-mails,” said Darrell Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on CNN’s “State of the Union” program today. * Former IRS official Lois Lerner’s attorney, William Taylor,

said his client didn’t violate any record-keeping law

requiring paper copies * NOTE: Lerner’s missing e-mails are latest twist in 14-month

partisan battle over what prompted IRS to give extra

scrutiny to some groups seeking tax-exempt status


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