32,000 emails have recovered in IRS targeting probe. You’ll recall sworn testimony again and again that all of Lois Learner’s e-mails were destroyed. The “dog ate the homework defense” appears to be cracking. Amid many serious scandals that are laid at the feet of President Obama, this one looks most like the old Watergate case.
Records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that former IRS official Lois Lerner received $129,300 in bonuses between 2010 and 2013,
Over a three-year period, Lerner, the head of the tax-exempt division at the heart of the IRS targeting scandal, received a 25 percent retention bonus—averaging $43,000 a year—on top of her regular salary.
The IRS has an image that’s nearly impossible to tarnish, so to many, the IRS targeting scandal doesn’t rise to the level of one such as BATFE’s program of “walking” firearms across the US Border with Mexico to drug cartels — that ended up killing hundreds in Mexico and two US Agents — that we know of.