Paul Ryan Unloads on IRS Commish

Republicans livid over Lerner's hard drive being destroyed in targeting scandal.
3:37 | 06/20/14

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Transcript for Paul Ryan Unloads on IRS Commish
I don't believe it. That's your problem nobody believes -- C'mon the Internal Revenue Service comes to congress a couple years ago misleads us and says no targeting is occurring. Bennett said it was a few rogue agents in Cincinnati -- it said it was also on progressives all of those things have been proven untrue. This committee sent a criminal referral -- possible criminal wrongdoing. Just a month ago to the Justice Department we've heard nothing. -- -- in a 27 page letter to the Senate's asking for them to -- conclude the investigation. That you've lost slowest learners emails during the timing question because of a hard drive crash. Monday. Our investigators asked your agency. Whether any other hard drives crash and we -- that six other hard drives of the people were investigating. We're involved -- -- that -- we told you on Monday on Monday. And what did you do with -- because we asked you -- and what did you do with that information you told us on Monday because we asked you whether any other hard -- crashed. This is unbelievable we and he told us on May you're gonna give us all of -- -- emails and you learned in February but -- crash. I did not learn -- a crash and we -- -- on Monday and I'm not asking a question and making a statement -- my apologies you're the Internal Revenue Service. You can reach in the lives of hardworking taxpayers. In with a phone call and email or letter you can turn their lives upside down. You ask taxpayers band -- seven years of their personal tax information -- -- in case they're ever audited. And you can't -- six months' worth of employee emails. And now. That we are seeing this investigation. You don't have. The emails. Hard drives crash you learn about this months ago you just told us and we had asked you on Monday. This is not being forthcoming. This is being misleading again. This is a pattern of abuse. A pattern of behavior. That is not giving us any confidence. That this agency is being impartial. I don't I don't believe you. This is incredible. I have a long career that's the first time anybody has said -- monopoly me iMac I don't believe that's fine we can have a disagreement I'm willing to stand on our record I am willing to remind you. That it was not buried in 27 pages most of that 27 pages -- exhibits when asked about the custodians we advise you what being forthcoming which we knew for one day being. Forthcoming used to say I'm sorry I know what investigators congress is investigating smiled and let him answer the question I didn't ask him a question yet again fourth gentlemen. That gentleman. I -- -- -- time with -- controlled assignment I realize that disrupting hearing. Certain certain. No come on -- I don't know people but the gentleman from Wisconsin I am not yield my time I control the time. -- -- -- -- -- Here's what being -- coming original order if we are investigating. Criminal wrongdoing. Targeting of people based on the political beliefs. And the emails in question are lost because of a hard drive crash that -- apparently unrecoverable -- a lot I T professionals who question. And you don't tell us about it until we asked you about that is not being forthcoming and that I -- I yield back announcement that's not true.

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