IRS Scandal Latest: 76 Percent Think Lerner Emails Deliberately Destroyed

Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 11:38 AM

By Nick Sanchez

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A new poll in the ongoing IRS scandal over the targeting of conservative groups revealed that 76 percent of voters believe former official Lois Lerner's emails were "deliberately destroyed."

The poll was commissioned by Fox News, and sampled 1,018 registered voters between June 21 and 23. Of those, 90 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of independents, and 63 percent of Democrats said they don't believe IRS officials, who've testified during a Congressional oversight hearing that years' worth of emails were lost in a computer crash.

Just 12 percent say they believe the emails were destroyed accidentally, and 12 percent said they were unsure.

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The IRS scandal broke in 2013 when the Treasury's Inspector General released an audit report showing that conservative groups were targeted for closer scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt at the IRS.

Lois Lerner, director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit, apologized for her department's targeting of Tea Party and other groups when the scandal surfaced last year. She has since fallen silent, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at multiple hearings.

At the time the news broke, President Barack Obama said the incidents were isolated to a single office, and that he first heard about the scandal from the news.

IRS commissioner John Koskinen has testified in past weeks that years' worth of emails from Lerner and other employees' accounts were lost in a series of computer crashes.

According to ongoing polling from Fox News, 74 percent of voters say lawmakers should continue to investigate the IRS "until someone is held accountable."

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