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NO MORE EXCUSES: Obama Admin Has What It Needs To Give Up Lerner’s Emails

Patrick Howley Political Reporter

Federal investigators now have everything they need to provide Congress with Lois Lerner’s emails, an aide to Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz confirmed to The Daily Caller.

Chaffetz chairs the investigative House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Treasury Department deputy inspector general Timothy Camus testified in February that his office found more than 30,000 of Lerner’s emails, including emails from 2011 that were on a backup tape at a storage facility in West Virginia that the IRS never went to. (RELATED: Search For Lerner Emails On Hold Over Software Problems).

But Camus said that the investigation was on hold because his office was haggling over licensing issues with a company that makes special software that Camus said he needs to “match” the emails on the new tapes with the emails that have already been turned over to the House Oversight Committee. Camus said he just needed to make sure that he wasn’t giving Congress emails that it already had.

The Chaffetz aide confirmed to The Daily Caller that the Treasury inspector general’s office has received the special software and is in the process of using it to match the emails, meaning that Camus is now perfectly capable of matching those emails and handing them over to Congress in a timely fashion.

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