James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, testified Thursday that the DOJ heard about the destruction of IRS officials’ emails in the news, even though DOJ has formally been investigating the IRS for more than a year.
“I think we learned about it after that, from press accounts,” Cole told House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan at a hearing Thursday on the DOJ’s response to the wave of computer crashes at the IRS that wiped out seven different employees’ hard drives. DOJ has allegedly been conducting a widely-mocked investigation into the IRS conservative targeting scandal for more than a year, and recently announced that a new investigation is underway into the IRS missing emails.
'Allegedly investigating' sounds like a decent description. And much more polite than 'colluding with the criminals and other officials to pretend to investigate the offenses.'
Cole confirmed at the hearing that DOJ is now “looking into” the IRS commissioner’s delayed response in the IRS emails case.
And the 'looking into' will be delayed as long as possible.
The other day someone commented that it was scary to think how long it would take people to begin to trust these agencies again; with this further level of bullshit, my first thought is 'Will people EVER trust these bastards again?'