In the latest chapter of the Great Missing Emails Scandal of 2014, Candy Crowley brought Lois Lerner's attorney on to justify the later interview she did with Darrell Issa in order to get to the bottom of those missing emails.
Crowley framed her questions in the usual concern-troll fashion, telling Taylor it was very suspicious that the emails would be missing in the middle of a major investigation.
Crowley said it’s odd that the emails are just “irretrievable,” but Taylor insisted that Lerner was just as frustrated to find out her hard drive crashed and did everything she could to recover the data. Crowley suggested it’s very “suspicious” for these emails to go missing and for the IRS to disclose this fact in the middle of an investigation.
Taylor said “it’s convenient to create suspicion” and dismissed the hearings as a partisan stunt. He said in a midterm year like this, “it’s convenient to have a demon they can create and point to,” and also said they had “no pretense this would be a fair process” from the outset.
Curiously, Crowley was just as silent today as she was back in 2007-2008 about the 5 million missing Bush administration emails sent using private email accounts. Back then, that wasn't suspicious enough to bother asking anyone about it.
Speaking of suspicious moves, how about the intentional concealment of emails concerning Karl Rove's efforts to install Tim Griffin as US Attorney?
Nope, no concern there either. But a hard drive crashes, and Crowley is ON it.
Lerner's attorney is right on the money. I'm sure his remarks will be drowned in the wailing and teeth-gnashing we put up with on a daily basis, but he made Crowley look like a fool and called Darrell Issa what he is -- a dishonest political hack. Politely, of course.