Monday on CNN, the network’s John King doubted Lois Lerner’s claim that two years of emails relating to the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups were lost. King compared Lerner’s claim to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. King also stated that it was “hard to argue” with Republican statements that Lerner should not have waited a year to let Congress know she did not have the e-mails and argued “waiting a year to tell the Congress makes me suspicious.”
Julie Pace of the AP added that there was “nothing good about the way this has been handled,” and that “it’s hard to believe in this era where you have servers and backup servers and all kinds of technology that these e-mails simply don’t exist.” She also wondered “why wasn’t that one of the first things that was told to Congress?” Politico’s Manu Raju joked “I’m not sure what’s with this administration and computer problems.” Raju also pointed out that the investigation into Lerner’s e-mail would probably “bring the broader administration” into any the investigation.
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