IRS officials have agreed to turn over all emails belonging to former head of tax exempt groups Lois Lerner as the Congressional probe into improper targeting of conservative groups by the agency gets deeper. Earlier this week Republicans and Democrats in the House voted to hold Lerner in contempt after her repeated refusal to testify in front of Congress. Lerner has given closed door testimony to the Department of Justice, but plead the Fifth twice in front of the House Oversight Committee.
Last month, emails surfaced showing Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice about the possible criminal prosecution of conservative groups. Emails also showed Lerner was in contact with the staff of Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings about the voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. Cummings had denied in the Congressional record any contact between himself or his staff with the IRS about the group.
This post has been updated.