Judicial Watch Statement on Recent Sworn Declarations Made by IRS Officials in Response to Judge Sullivan’s Continuing Investigation into the Missing IRS Emails
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding recent sworn declarations made by IRS officials in response to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s continuing investigation into the missing emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which have been the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv-1559)):
Contrary to Judge Sullivan’s specific orders and the law, the Obama administration persists in obstructing the truth about “missing” emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. Judicial Watch will press its concerns on Monday, August 25, before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who was appointed by Judge Sullivan to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery.
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.