Despite growing outrage over the mysterious disappearance of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s emails, the new White House press secretary sees nothing wrong with the government’s inadequate explanation.
“I think it’s entirely reasonable. And it’s fact,” incoming spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday, according to CNN.
“You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?”
The IRS admits that it can’t find two years’ of emails requested during the time tea party activists claim they were targeted.
Even CNN anchor John King found the explanation unbelievable.
“Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” he asked viewers. “Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went ‘poof’?”
Watch King’s disbelief here via CNN:
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