Friday, February 27, 2015

More Lerner E-Mails Recovered

IRS Commissioner's Testimony Called Into Question

Tens of thousands more of Lois Lerner's mysteriously deleted files have been recovered and turned over to Congress. In addition, there may be indications that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen may have been less than truthful in his Congressional testimony regarding the files.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Lerner was just doing her job. Those Tea Party grouplets complaining are well represented by Gary's crybaby graphic "Nobody is as oppressed as I am."

elwood p suggins said...

Doing a job for which she had to take the Fifth?? Sounds sort of like a crookette to me, not an honest laborer.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

That was stupid of her. One of the reasons I'm not a Democrat is they are a bunch of spineless cowards, afraid of their own shadow. If some talk show host spouts an accusation, they deny having done anything, even if it was an entirely appropriate thing to do. Sort of like the way the White House axed Shirley Sherrod and then had egg on their face when the "white farmer" she supposedly harmed came forward to say "She saved our farm. She's the best friend we ever had." The White House staff was afraid "Glenn Beck is going to broadcast something, you have to resign before he goes on the air." (Whoever made THAT phone call should have been fired.)

If I was Lerner, I would have told the commitete, yes, I did order close scrutiny of all those "Tea Party" applications. This is a whole pile of applications all coming in at once for a totally new brand of organization, proliferating in multiple places, operating at least on the very edge of partisan politics. You bet we gave them considerable scrutiny before allowing their donors to transfer some of their tax burden to other taxpayers generally, on the theory that they are somehow serving the public good."

But I'm not Lois Lerner. I'm just a citizen outraged by grandstanding congressmen investigating spineless cowards in the civil service doing their job. (I wish the White House scrutinized this column as closely as Gary sometimes thinks they do.)

elwood p suggins said...

Ask Gary if he ever took the Fifth on the stand. Betcha the answer is NO!!!!!

Siarlys Jenkins said...

The first question is, when was Gary indicted?

elwood... pulling the old "when did you stop beating your wife?" on Gary... and I thought you were his friend.

elwood p suggins said...

The first question should be, "When will Lerner (and Hillary??) be indicted?? Shamefully, probably never.

Also, a false analogy reference to Gary. I did not say to ask him when he quit committing perjury, only to ask him if he ever did so. Straightforward question, like asking if you ever beat your wife. Totally different thing, and apples/horseapples out of you for suggesting it. Since you taught us that phrase, you should be able to avoid it.

Gary Fouse said...


I missed the question since I was posting your back and forth with Siarlys without really reading everything.

To answer your question about perjury, I testified in court and grand juries literally hundreds of times. I never committed perjury. It is not only wrong to do so, but would have ruined may career and life. Besides, it was never necessary for me to fabricate evidence because I did my job honestly and according to the law. I was also a pretty thorough investigater.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

gary, elwood didn't ask if you ever committed perjury... he asked if you ever took the 5th. To do so, of course, you would have had to have a fear of incriminating yourself by your own testimony. Thus, I posed the question, were you ever indicted.

I was quite sure the answer was no, which then renders elwood's question an irrelevant red herring. Whatever else I have to say about you, I have no doubt that you were an honest cop who did thorough, honest, investigations, and testified truthfully in court.

finally elwood, I can't prevent you from spouting words that are inapplicable to the known facts, any more than I can stop someone with Tourette's syndrome from cursing a blue streak.

Gary Fouse said...


And the answer is no to all of the above.