It turns out that Lois Lerner — the former IRS official who used the agency to target conservative non-profits — might have quite a bit in common with Hillary Clinton.
The IRS confirmed in a court filing late Monday that Lerner had used multiple private email addresses to conduct official business during her time with the agency, according to the Washington Times.
IRS lawyer Geoffrey Klimas told the court that an additional private email, previously unknown to investigators, was discovered as the agency was putting together a set of documents to turn over to Judicial Watch, which has sued for information related to the targeting scandal.
“In addition to emails to or from an email account denominated ‘Lois G. Lerner‘ or ‘Lois Home,’ some emails responsive to Judicial Watch’s request may have been sent to or received from a personal email account denominated ‘Toby Miles,’” Mr. Klimas told Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.
“Toby Miles,” according to the filing, was a private account belonging to Lerner.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, described the revelations as further proof that Lerner deliberately attempted to avoid congressional oversight during her time with the IRS.
“It is simply astonishing that years after this scandal erupted we are learning about an account Lois Lerner used that evidently hadn’t been searched,” he said, arguing that the recent discovery of additional private emails shows the agency has not been forthcoming with information.
In the court filing, Klimas argued that the agency had previously been aware of Lerner’s use of non-government email accounts, but had only just discovered the most recent address.
She might have deliberately tried to hide her emails from Congress and the public, but at least Lerner doesn’t appear to have built her own private server in the basement of a Chappaqua, New York, home.
Clinton still remains “one of a kind” in that regard.