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Published: Tuesday, June 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Newport Beach, CA

As they say in the intelligence business:

Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is enemy action.

Launch the special prosecutor already.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

How convenient.

I suppose its' a better excuse than "the dog ate them"?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Does anyone believe this? Only a sad pathetic individual would believe this nonsense. We're supposed to be the most technologically-advanced country in the world and through all of the sophistication within our government no one can find these emails on a server somewhere?

Sorry barack, we're not buying it.

Did you understand the word "most" when you said you'd be the most transparent presidency?

You do know the difference between "most" and "least" right barack?

Salt Lake City, UT

If the tables were turned and the government was prosecuting you or me, and those emails turned up missing, we would be charged with obstructing justice. A special prosecutor is needed.

Newport Beach, CA

Chris B: They don't expect anyone to believe it. They don't *need* anyone to. They know they will get away with it. And that's frankly terrifying.

Centerville, UT

Personally I believe the administration is directly involved with this as the targeting of conservative groups, delaying their IRS status, intimidating, etc affected the presidential campaign. The article states that liberal groups were "flagged" by the IRS as well. My understanding is that the number of conservative groups far exceeded the number of liberal groups. But regardless, what does "flagged" mean as it relates to liberal groups? Does it mean their status was also delayed up to a year?

The IRS agents have admitted that the targeting of conservative groups was inappropriate and an abuse of agency powers. Who directed this IRS abuse? Lerner's emails would likely reveal it. She has stated her 5th amendment right to not testify and incriminate herself, so obviously she fears prosecution or is protecting someone by not testifying.

In conclusion, a special prosecutor must be established. Holder, who is the presidents lackey, will certainly not call for a special prosecutor. I believe Republicans in the House should exercise their oversight role and authority to the full extent, even to impeach the president, which means he is investigated for removal from office. His administration is deeply corrupt.

Salt Lake City, UT

Watergate was a criminal action by our president and several operatives. The IRS scandal is about a pivotal US agency being turned into an instrument of political retribution by the president's operatives. As in Watergate, the coverup may be as bad as the original crime.

Salt Lake City, UT

When you have Eric Holder as your attorney General covering your back, Obama once again runs lawless and destroys all evidence showing HE orchestrated the IRS targeting of conservatives.......this is worse than democrats voting seven times for the POTUS?

Impeach Obama.....

Cedar Hills, UT

Ya know poor Lois just 'somehow' lost all those emails and all her IRS buddies did too...HA what are the chances? This sickening IRS scandal is probably THE most compelling reason to rid this country of Democrats especially at the national level. This email trail leads directly to the White House and US Senate and that is why there will NEVER be a resolution to this unless the GOP wins the Senate this year and appoints a special prosecuter to investigate and ORDER the full disclosure of this sad chapter in US history.

Farmington, UT

Any organization worth it's salt not only will have these emails on a server, but also in routine nightly backups that get archived on an off-site backup farm. You don't have to be an IT genius to know this is a total crock! But, as was noted, they know Congress and the rest of us know it's a lie, but they also know they will not be held accountable.

We have had so many instances of this administration thumbing its nose at Congress and the people that we are on the verge (and perhaps already past the point of no return) of a plunge into a dictatorship. They continue to overstep the constitutional checks and balances set up to prevent one branch of government from becoming too powerful. It is indeed an ominous state of affairs, and we, the people, are watching and allowing it to happen. Shame on us!

Virginia Beach, VA

"IRS says it lost more emails connected to tea party investigation"

Whoops! Well, accidents happen don't they?

Who saves their old emails anyway? I don't.

David -

"Personally I believe the administration is directly involved with this as the targeting of conservative groups . . ."

Do you? Well now, it's the job of the IRS to scrutinize potential tax cheats.

And no one has greater potential for cheating on their taxes than those "Conservatives" associated with the anti-government TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party.

Hey "Truth" -

"Impeach Obama?" Why? . . . Because he's been diligently cleaning up the horrendous mess left to us by GW and his irresponsible and incompetent administration? . . . Because he's doing his duty?

That's no reason to impeach anybody.

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

And for my conservative friends, where was the indignation when Swallow supposedly lost all his emails?

clearfield, UT

Obama had put all the signs out there in his books and words that he didn't like the U.S. Constitution and all of its restrictions on power. Now he is governing as if he were a third world dictator. In fact that's where Obama really belongs is the ruler for life of some African nation that oppresses people he disagrees with. That is the kind of people Obama and Michelle and Holder are. Just look at what the Americans have foolishly done to their country by electing them. And now to defend this takeover, the administration is bringing in as many third world people as possible to defend against the conservatives/Republicans from ever regaining power. Folks just read your Orwell, 1984, and see where we are likely headed unless enough Democrats, liberals, moderates, ect. wake up and decide to defend this country against this kind of tyranny. Used to be the "liberal" in America was for protecting this country from these kind of abuses of power. Now they seem to enable it.

Kaysville, UT

As other commenters have stated in this revelation, the government with an NSA that develops ways to get into people's personal lives. Iff this administration really wanted those e-mails, they would have surfaced when this started. However, with the backup process developed not only by government and companies such as Barracuda prior to this debacle, there are a myriad of ways to get those e-mails. If Congress,of both parties cannot get the truth with their own agency's trying for two years to get it without success then this administration has done a very good job of diverting Congress' attention, with the senate leadership obstructing justice due to this fall's elections.

The President keeps on pushing Executive orders to do as President Nixon did in his troubled time of Watergate by his own executive orders. They believe that keeps some people happy to show that one good thing will draw attention from their tactics or lack thereof in leadership of integrity. His history books will be interesting.to see what biographers say in the future. A President and his wife that bad mouthed everything done by America will have a different perspective when they depart??

Centerville, UT


If I remember correctly there were a number of Obama appointed individuals that had not paid their taxes. I can guarantee you they were not TEA party members.

You claim that TEA partiers are least likely to pay their taxes. Where's your proof? Can you reference a study that presents data showing that conservatives or TEA party supporters don't pay their taxes.

In reality, the TEA party supports fiscally responsible government, balanced budgets, decreasing federal debt, and decreasing taxes (not total elimination of taxes). They favor all of this through legitimate, legislative means...not through illegally failing to pay taxes, such as the Obama treasury secretary did.

Just because you say it is so doesn't make it so. Back up your statements with facts.

clearfield, UT

Gary O

Notice that so far no other liberal even wants to try to defend this? Because it's indefensible. And any honest observer of this, regardless of politics, would admit that this looks very much like a coverup. And that nonsense about you don't save E-Mails. Well, they are on a server even if you have deleted them from your computer. Plus, personal E-Mails are not the same as government business E-Mails, which are required by law to be saved. And still out there blaming Bush. You really do live in a dream world.

Vernal, UT

Sorry I lost my tax returns. Please don't do anything to me, it wasn't my fault.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

The NSA probably has the e-mails somewhere.

Kaysville, UT

We are in the reign of 60 years of the judges to let the other branches do what they want. History repeats itself and the military are held out as the pawn. Helaman and Moroni once again in our day of the judges..

Alpine, UT

@ GaryO and Iron Rod:

If your comments are indicative of the best defense the president can come up with for these obvious and illegal subterfuged actions of the president and certain involved democratic constituents, then he and those democrats are in deep, deep trouble. This is very reminiscent of Watergate.

Almost no one is being fooled... except for perhaps the most blinded of lemming-like Obama followers. There is no hope for that level of tinted reasoning. In fact, continuing to make excuses at this point plainly indicates no valid reasoning power at all.

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