Caddell: Lost Emails Just As Unbelievable As Benghazi Arrest Timing
On Fox Report Sunday with Harris Faulkner, the Political Insiders took on the latest twists in the IRS scandal: two years worth of Lois Lerner's emails that the agency says are lost. GOP lawmakers grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the lost emails on Friday.
John LeBoutillier, Pat Caddell,and Doug Schoen all agreed that it's almost impossible to believe that these emails simply disappeared by coincidence.
Faulkner zeroed in on one particular part of the testimony, when Koskinen said he didn't know whether Lerner had a government-issued BlackBerry or iPhone.
LeBoutillier noted that it's not only conservative groups who were singled out by the IRS, but also pro-Israel organizations that disagree with President Obama's foreign policy.
She then asked Schoen why the NSA can't get involved and see if they can recover the emails. Schoen called it a "good idea," adding that he also wants to know what can be recovered from a data storage firm hired by the IRS in 2005.
"This makes Rose Mary Woods' 18 and a half-minute gap during Watergate look like a walk in the park," he said.
Caddell agreed that the firm, Sonasoft, should go back on their own and find the emails just to prove their service works. He argued that overall, the administration has been making some pretty hard-to-believe claims lately.
"If you believe the 6,000 e-mails and all these things crashed and can’t be recovered - and it's only told to the Congress this week after being known for months - then you probably believe that after 642 days a man who was running in the open in Benghazi, who was a suspect, finally gets picked up and it has nothing to do with the political agenda of the White House," said Caddell, adding only a "partisan simpleton" could fail to see the cover-up going on at the IRS.
Watch the full analysis above, and the following segment, in which the panel discusses the new book "Blood Feud" about the relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons.