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IRS Commissioner Won't Apologize For Lost Lerner E-mails

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June 20, 2014 AT 5:55 AM
The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service refused to apologize to Congress for losing e-mails related to its targeting of conservative groups, saying it's still attempting to recover the data and it's too soon to know how told a congressional committee Friday. Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee, "I don't think an apology is owed." Republican Ways and Means Chairman David Camp pressed Koskinen on why he didn't notify Congress about the missing e-mails when he first found out about it in February, saying, "You can blame it on a technical glitch, but it is not a technical glitch to mislead the American people." Camp particularly wanted to know why the White House knew of the e-mail issues in April.