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Rep. Gohmert introduces bill offering $1 million for lost IRS emails

Rep. Gohmert introduces bill offering $1 million for lost IRS emails
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 3:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:34am

U.S. Representatives Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Bill Flores (R-Texas) have introduced legislation that provides incentives to find former IRS director Lois Lerner’s missing emails.

"It seems that each time the IRS has evidence that will either prove with certainty its guilt or innocence, the evidence disappears which both common sense and the law indicate the evidence such as emails must have proved the IRS’s impropriety if not outright crimes. It is time the IRS either comes clean, or has a special prosecutor to clean it up. This bill should help in the interim," Congressman Gohmert said.

“I find it very hard to believe that the emails from Lois Lerner are lost and unrecoverable. It is very convenient that the IRS is unable to turn over any of the communications from the central figure responsible for the inappropriate targeting of conservative groups. We will not sit idly by as the IRS continues to work to cover up its blatant abuse of government power,” Congressman Flores said.

“Lois Lerner’s involvement in the planning and execution of beliefs-based IRS targeting can only stay hidden for so long. By providing these incentives we can get people to reveal the hidden truths behind this egregious cover up,” Flores stated. “It is time to hold the IRS’ feet to the fire and for them to come clean about Lois Lerner’s involvement. I remain committed to uncovering the truth and ensuring that all federal agencies are working to serve the American public with integrity and fairness.”

The Identify and Recover Sent E-mails (IRS) Act (H.R. 4958) would award any individual or group who can recover Lois Lerner’s lost emails $1,000,000 and award $500,000 for information regarding the destruction of the emails that can be used for prosecution of the individuals involved. These rewards would come from the unobligated balances from the IRS fiscal year 2014 budget. Additionally, this legislation would cut salaries at the IRS by 20 percent, until the emails are recovered. 

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A tiny, bald, blustering, bloviated cesspool-diving guy who only needs a clown nose to complete his circus duds is proposing to tap your pockets to the tune of ONE MILLION DOLLARS on his latest boondoggle. One wonders when this little man is going to run out of his trash talk, but as long as you continue to send this disgrace and other t-swilling reps to Washington, you can bet congress won't talk jobs, environment, infrastructure rebuilds, programs to help our people/economy, immigration, etc.

Blame the lack of jobs on Obama and our economy just took a real dive thanks to his abysmal policies. No one is hiring because of EPA regs and Obamacare (all of which are hammering businesses). Doctors are going out of business all over the country and we have an unbelievably corrupt IRS and pretty much the entire Obama administration is corrupt. Keep drinking the kool aid Pete.

I teach my young elementary age children that name-calling is the last resort when you have nothing intelligent to say, a weak argument or a weak intellect. Too bad many adults have not learned this.

keep drinking the koolaid pathetic pete... you're a disgrace to the human race

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