Issa: IRS Officials Used Private Email to Do Official Business

Cathy Burke
07 Oct 2013

Top IRS officials repeatedly used private email to do official business, including sending classified documents to non-agency email addresses, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa says.

Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote a letter to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel outlining a “troubling pattern” involving at least four senior officials — including now-retired official Lois Lerner, who’s at the center of a tea party groups’ targeting scandal.

The Washington Examiner, which broke the story Monday, quoted from a copy of the letter it had obtained.

“This not only raises the prospect of violations of the Federal Records Act, but it also raises data security concerns and violates internal IRS policies,” Issa wrote…

…“Right now, there’s a reason to fear the IRS and other agencies, including the EPA, who are loaded with people who feel empowered to bend the rules against those they disagree with,” he said, The Daily Caller reported Sunday.


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Update:   Is This How IRS Cover-up Works?

…[Susanne Sachsman] Grooms herself left the IRS in 2011 to rejoin House Oversight as its chief Democratic counsel. There she advises ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings on how to handle the IRS scandal, which involves the people she used to work with at the IRS. That’s called a conflict of interest, with bells on it…



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