Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service executive at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, expressed strong contempt for conservatives and used vile language in new emails released by U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman.
Mr. Camp said the emails demonstrated Ms. Lerner’s “personal hostility toward conservatives,” who were targeted by the IRS office run by Ms. Lerner.Camp is now asking Attorney General Eric Holder to name an independent special prosecutor to take control of the IRS targeting scandal investigation.
The newly disclosed emails were not from the critical time period from 2009 to 2011, when the IRS claims messages were lost when Ms. Lerner’s computer crashed.
In one email highlighted by the committee, she wrote, apparently referring to conservative critics of the administration: “So we don’t need to worry about alien teRrorists (sic). It’s our own crazies that will take us down.”take our poll - story continues below
In another passage, she replies to a friend bemoaning the negative critiques of President Obama and administration policy on talk radio shows. Ms. Lerner responds: “Great. Maybe we are through if there are that many a—holes.”
Other emails showed that Ms. Lerner used her personal home computer for IRS business and may have stored taxpayer information.