Issa Previews Oversight Hearing on "Lost" Emails: IRS Commissioner Did Not Tell The Truth

Katie Pavlich

6/23/2014 3:00:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

Earlier this morning on America's Newsroom, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa previewed tonight's hearing where IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will testify about "lost" IRS emails on Capitol Hill.

"We have some serious questions for the Commissioner, the biggest one being, 'You came before us and said you'd tell the truth and nothing but the truth under oath, do you believe you told the whole truth?' And of course the answer is, he did not tell the whole truth," Issa said."I believe Lois Lerner is hiding something. I believe the Justice Department, the IRS and the White House are interested in her succeeding in hiding what she's hiding, which is her targeting of conservative groups based on their ideology in support of the President's war on Citizen's United."

As Issa points out in the interview, not only are "lost" or destroyed emails going to be the focus of the hearing, but also Koskinen's statements about those emails, which have been requested as part of the investigation into the IRS' targeting of conservative tea party groups.

Earlier this year, Koskinen said the emails in question would be handed over as requested by the Oversight Committee. Last week, the IRS told the House Ways and Means Committee the emails have been "lost" due to a computer crash.

Townhall will have full coverage of the hearing, which starts tonight at 7 p.m.