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JW v IRS Lerner new email 01559

JW v IRS Lerner new email 01559

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Category:IRS Scandal

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Date Created:August 24, 2015

Date Uploaded to the Library:August 25, 2015

Tags:Lois Lerner email, Lois Lerner

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Case 1:13-cv-01559-EGS Document Filed 08/24/15 Page THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
Case No. 1:13-cv-1559-EGS
STATUS REPORT August 24, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service Service released Judicial
Watch, Inc., containing documents responsive Judicial Watch Freedom Information
Act FOIA request for Lois Lerner communications regarding the review and approval
process for 501(c)(4) applications. The Service has now released Judicial Watch over 21,500
pages documents responsive that FOIA request, all which have been redacted for
appropriate exemptions accordance with U.S.C. 552(b). IRS Chief Counsel attorneys have
represented the undersigned attorney that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax
Administration TIGTA has not provided any forensically-recovered emails the Service
since the Service submitted its Status Report August 17, 2015. the process preparing this status report and for the August 24, 2015, release
Lerner communications, the undersigned attorneys learned that, addition emails from email account denominated Lois Lerner Lois Home, some emails responsive
Judicial Watch request may have been sent received from personal email account
denominated Toby Miles. The undersigned attorneys contacted the Office IRS Chief
Counsel, and IRS Chief Counsel attorneys informed the undersigned attorneys that these
Case 1:13-cv-01559-EGS Document Filed 08/24/15 Page
denominations refer personal email account used Lerner. (See Pl. Mot. for Status
Conf., n.8 (Docket No. 20-2) (noting that the Congressional database includes documents that
Lerner attorneys provided from Lerner personal home computer and email her personal
email account(s)).) The undersigned attorneys and the Service are the process reviewing
prior releases documents Judicial Watch connection with the FOIA request for Lerner
communications, well the search parameters used connection with processing that FOIA
request, and will provide further update the Court August 31, 2015. That update will
include: (a) whether any documents need re-released with different redactions; (b) whether
any additional searches need done; and (c) any estimated timeframe for the foregoing.
Case 1:13-cv-01559-EGS Document Filed 08/24/15 Page August 31, 2015, the Service will also make its first rolling production documents
responsive Judicial Watch FOIA request for communications between the Service and
members Congress, other government agencies, other offices the executive branch
regarding the review and approval process for 501(c)(4) applications. The undersigned attorneys
will also reach out Judicial Watch behalf the Service confer about the most efficient
way resolve Judicial Watch FOIA request for questionnaires sent organizations applying
for 501(c)(4) status and documents regarding the preparation thereof.
Dated: August 24, 2015
Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Geoffrey Klimas
Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service
Trial Attorneys, Tax Division Department Justice
Post Office Box 227
Washington, 20044
GJK Telephone: (202) 307-6346 Telephone: (202) 307-2089
Fax: (202) 514-6866 COUNSEL
Acting United States Attorney
Case 1:13-cv-01559-EGS Document Filed 08/24/15 Page
CERTIFICATE SERVICE certify that August 24, 2015, electronically filed the foregoing STATUS REPORT
with the Clerk the Court using the CM/ECF system, which shall send notification that filing all parties registered receive such notice, including plaintiff counsel.
/s/ Geoffrey Klimas