On Friday, the IRS gave a new report to Congress saying the agency has also lost emails from five other employees related to the Lois Lerner probe, including two agents that worked in a Cincinnati office processing tax exempt applications. The announcement comes after the IRS said in June that it could not locate the majority of emails between Lerner and other IRS officials and employees as well as White House staffers. That revelation launched a new wave of investigations by the Republicans.
Darrell Issa House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman whose committee has been the primary investigator, said the disclosure is yet another example of the Obama administrations constantly changing story on the scandal. “The IRS’s ever-changing story is practically impossible to follow at this point, as they modify it each time to accommodate new facts,” Issa, R-Calif., said. “This pattern must stop.”