Rep. Jordan: 'We Keep Learning Things Directly Contradicting Koskinen'
House investigators are now saying that Lois Lerner’s hard drive was “scratched” and not irreparably damaged. An inspector general is now reviewing whether emails sought by House Republicans can be recovered.
The IRS had said previously that the hard drive data was “unrecoverable.” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen again faced incredulous Republicans on Capitol Hill yesterday, and this morning Bill Hemmer got some reaction from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Jordan said the IRS has used a distract and delay strategy since the investigation began and with each interview, lawmakers learn something new, including information that "directly contradicts" previous statements by Koskinen.
He lamented that the IRS has not been accommodating with providing information, forcing House investigators to get subpoenas.
"They've slow-walked everything, they've dragged their feet forever. They give us documents at 4:00 on Friday afternoon or they give them to us right before a holiday. It's been their strategy throughout," said Jordan.
Jordan noted that at least the Justice Department has now said it will look into why Koskinen took four months to tell investigators that the Lerner emails were lost.
Watch the full discussion above.