Concord - Today, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform will question Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the latest revelations in the IRS Scandal, including the loss of Lois Lerner's emails due to a "hard drive crash." Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter have so far refused to comment on this matter.
"Congresswomen Kuster and Shea-Porter represent the Obama administration, Democrats in Washington, and the special interest groups that bankroll their campaigns, not the residents of the Granite State," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Their failure to address the IRS Scandal proves once again that a vote for Kuster and Shea-Porter is a vote for Barack Obama."
The IRS' "dog ate my homework" excuse has already come into question because the IRS had a contract with email archive company Sonasoft during at least a portion of the time for which Congress has requested Lerner's emails. According to the company website, Sonasoft "archives all email content and so reduces the risk of non-compliance with legal, regulatory and other obligations to preserve critical business content."
Unfortunately, Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter have yet to stand up for taxpayers targeted by the IRS. By staying silent, they are telling Granite Staters that they'd rather protect the Obama administration than confront the IRS on behalf of taxpayers.
The IRS had a contract with an email archive service during the time Lois Lerner's emails were lost. "House congressional investigators have requested emails from 2009 to 2011, when the IRS division led by Lerner began targeting for extra scrutiny Tea Party and other conservative nonprofits applying for tax-exempt status. The IRS had a contract with email-achiever Sonasoft in effect at least through 2009, according to the website FedSpending.org. That same year, the company tweeted: 'The IRS uses Sonasoft to back up their servers, why wouldn't you choose them to protect your servers?'" ("IRS says Lerner emails lost forever, but agency had contract with file-storage company Sonasoft," Fox News, 6/22/2014)