UPDATE: While the records exist and always have, it has now been revealed that Lerner destroyed her cell phone after learning she would be forced to appear before Congress. The IRS has admitted that the phone would have had the same emails that would have been on her computer hard drive that allegedly "crashed" and was later destroyed by the IRS. There needs to be serious criminal charges here.
The Obama administration is now admitting that IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner's emails, and all other "lost" IRS records for that matter, have not been destroyed. They are backed up, as are all other government records. To claim as the Obama administration originally did, that the emails were destroyed, is a bald-faced lie. We all always knew that of course. But there is nothing this administration won't do to change the subject when its shenanigans are uncovered. Now that they have been backed into a corner, they say it is too much trouble to recover the information. Another lie. To suggest that these backup systems are incapable of finding records is ludicrous. If records can't be recovered, why preserve them?
Judicial Watch is the organization that forced the Obama administration's hand. This group has been successfully fighting Obama administration obstruction on many fronts. JW President Tom Fitton stated:
This is a jaw-dropping revelation. The Obama administration had been lying to the American people about Lois Lerner’s missing emails. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails – nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. The Obama administration has known all along where the email records could be – but dishonestly withheld this information. You can bet we are going to ask the court for immediate assistance in cutting through this massive obstruction of justice.
The elections of 2014 and 2016 will determine the fate of this nation. We can't survive this level of corruption and deceit much longer, and a Hillary Clinton administration would quickly finish the job of destroying America that Obama has started.