Judicial Watch • Judicial Watch Statement on Judge Sullivan’s Continuing Investigation into the Missing IRS Emails

Judicial Watch Statement on Judge Sullivan’s Continuing Investigation into the Missing IRS Emails

Judicial Watch Statement on Judge Sullivan’s Continuing Investigation into the Missing IRS Emails

AUGUST 14, 2014

(Washington, DC)Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to today’s order from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan regarding the recently “lost” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv-1559)):

In an extraordinary step, U. S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan has launched an independent inquiry into the issue of the missing emails associated with former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Previously, Judge Sullivan ordered the IRS to produce sworn declarations about the IRS email issue by August 11. Today’s order confirms Judicial Watch’s read of this week’s IRS’ filings that treated as a joke Judge Sullivan’s order.

Judge Sullivan, in his earlier ruling, appointed Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records from other sources. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery, and authorized Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records after September 10.

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  • bluesdoc70

    You cannot jail someone as the result of losing a “lawsuit.” That only happens as the result of a criminal prosecution e.g. obstruction of justice. And sadly with the Holder headed Dept. of Justice that isn’t going to happen.

  • 8true8

    What about a serious law suit for the lies with jail time. As taxpayers we are compelled to follow the law … this dance over the bodies and souls of Americans is not to be tolerated. This is a system of government “by the people.” We say jail!

  • Howienica

    Why has it taken almost 6 years to get this Chicago Way con man in the cross-hairs?

  • jimmy

    agree with captainqtp’s thought. why is there no mention of searching the servers that collect, store and distribute the email for the irs system, and the backup tapes of same?

  • 83footsailor

    The IRS and DOJ – – both are direct line to OBUMSTER – THAT FAUDULENT TRYANT .

  • captainqtp

    I don’t understand why everyone is focused on the end point devices when companies (I assume this goes for government entities too) are required by law to keep email archives for all communications for several years. The service that was delivering email to the IRS should have have these archived. Has anyone looked into that? If they were ordered to delete those archives, isn’t that a violation of the law?