From USATODAY: But it did provide moments of absurdity. In one line of questioning designed to mock GOP conspiracy theories, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, asked if Lerner had been to the Benghazi, whether she was responsible for UFOs, or if she had custody of Obama’s original birth certificate.
In response to a question from Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, Koskinen testified that he doesn’t know whether the National Security Agency was monitoring Lerner’s e-mails as part of its electronic surveillance program. “If the NSA was monitoring all our e-mails and collecting them and saving them someplace, then they might be there,” the IRS chief said.
The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Sandy Levin, D-Mich., said there was no conspiracy behind the computer crash, but rather an e-mail system that was “entirely underfunded and wholly deficient.”
“Congressional Republicans are so determined to find a needle in a haystack that they seek desperately to add to the haystack even though no needle has been discovered.”
Seriously? It’s too bad these Democrats weren’t in office to defend Nixon. The IRS criminally targets conservative groups, lose the files and then BLAME the Republicans for conspiracy. Really?