Rep. Black Questions IRS Commissioner on Claims of “Lost” Emails

Jun 20, 2014

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Washington –Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen in a Ways and Means Committee hearing over claims that the agency is unable to produce two years of emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and six other employees subpoenaed by Congress as part of its investigation into the IRS’s political targeting of conservative and Tea Party organizations. Black released the following statement after today’s hearing:

“Today’s hearing resulted in more questions than answers. While President Obama may maintain that there is not even a ‘smidgen of corruption’ within the IRS, the facts say differently. It is past time for the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of this scandal and deliver the American people the answers and accountability they are rightly owed,” said Congressman Diane Black.

To watch video of Congressman Black’s questioning at today’s hearing, click here.

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees