On April 9, 2013
“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress ask asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”
About what could Lerner possibly be cautious? To put this into perspective, Lerner crafted her email shortly after (roughly two weeks) the IRS internal auditor present his investigative draft report regarding alleged targeting of certain groups.
Is this Issa’s “smoking gun”? Was Lois trying to warn her staff to pre-emptively curb their discussions or language. This does not bode well.