Issa: ‘Hard to Believe’ Lerner Doesn’t Have Copies of E-mails
House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa finds it very implausible that Lois Lerner didn’t keep copies of her e-mails that are now missing. Under the Federal Records Act, Lerner, a longtime IRS employee, would know that she is required by law to preserve those e-mails.
“To not have print-to-paper, which is the policy that she had to know, is pretty hard to believe,” the California Republican said on CNN’s State of the Union. “Do I believe that she printed to paper? Yes, she’s an attorney of long standing and it’s kind of hard to believe that you wouldn’t cover with your own paper copies.”
Issa questioned Lerner’s attorney’s claims that she did not print out her e-mails, and said the attorney has “outright lied a number of times” throughout the investigation in an effort to get Lerner “off the hook after flubbing the taking of the Fifth.”