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Press Release Published: Feb 24, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: House Pursues Investigation Into Missing Lois Lerner Emails

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will receive an update from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) as well as the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations on their ongoing efforts to recover former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Unit Director Lois Lerner’s missing emails.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz remains concerned the IRS potentially mislead the American people about its efforts to recover former Director Lerner’s emails. The IRS has claimed under oath that most of her emails from a key time period were destroyed by a crashed hard drive, that back-up tapes were erased, and were therefore unrecoverable. Through their ongoing efforts, the Inspector General’s office has discovered that the back-up tapes do exist, the data on them was never erased, and the emails are in fact recoverable.


WHAT: Update from Inspector General J. Russell George and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Timothy Camus

WHERE: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building

DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2015

TIME: 7:00 p.m. EST



The meeting is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast here. Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information.