IRS reveals Lerner used more than one personal email address

Surprise! The IRS today revealed that it has just discovered that Lois Lerner used a second private personal email account, under a different name, for conducting government business.

IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of documents to turn over to Judicial Watch, it realized Ms. Lerner had used yet another email account, in addition to her official one and another personal one already known to the agency. “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, who is hearing the case.

It is unclear who Toby Miles is, but Mr. Klimas said the IRS has concluded that was “a personal email account used by Lerner.”

There is additional concern that this insecure account, not yet searched, might have been used by Lerner to communicate confidential taxpayer information.


  • wodun

    The only explanation to find this out this late in the game is corruption and it is administration wide as we have seen other Obama administration officials run a shadow government.

  • Cotour

    As long as Congress will not discipline the president then a “shadow” government or double standard to what ever degree does exist. If there are no consequences for actions taken then the president can do as he pleases and Congress by default (or not) is complicit.

  • wodun

    Sadly, I don’t have perfect recall but that name, Toby Miles, seemed familiar. Still can’t remember anything about the name but a search turned up this piece from Crooks and Liars from May of 2014.

    “Other “evidence” used to claim privacy violations include alleged use of a personal email address to communicate, again without evidence. There was a person included on an email thread with an MSN email address, but Camp & Co offer no evidence it belonged to Lerner. In fact, Lerner used her official IRS address throughout the exchange. The MSN account name is Toby Miles. Camp & Co and assumed that because Miles is also Lerner’s husband’s last name, there must be some personal connection there. Except there is nothing offered to support that little leap. Miles isn’t exactly an unusual name, after all.

    Meanwhile, she can’t actually refute his allegations without surrendering her protections under the Fifth Amendment. That means Dave Camp and the rest of the Get Lerner brigade can say whatever they want about her, which is exactly the point. Truth doesn’t matter. They just need a pincushion, and Lerner is serving that purpose.”

    So this email account had been on the radar but it looks like Lerner, the IRS, and the DOJ refused to admit that it was actually hers. It seems pretty hard to prove that the email is Lerner’s without looking at it but that shouldn’t be an issue for government investigators.

    It will be interesting to see if the contact list for Toby Miles has a bunch of other IRS and government workers using aliases to conduct political persecution. Who knows, maybe Toby Miles was a good friend of Richard Windsor…

  • wodun

    Side note on my captcha complaint. Sometimes there is a box to click labled, “I’m not a robot.” That one is awesome as it spins around then lets me post. But sometimes a table of pictures pops up. It will ask you to click on all the street signs, waffles, pancakes, or something. The pictures are incredibly hard to see any detail on and the captcha tries to be tricky by putting only a small part of a sign, seen at a distance, and showing only the back of the sign. Or for waffles, it will include something that maybe a waffle dish but you would have to break out a magnifying glass to see any waffle in the picture as there are a lot of fruit and whipped cream making it look like a million other types of breakfast food.

    I swear that I click all the stupid street sign pictures or all the waffles and then have to repeat the process four or five times because I apparently am too human or not human enough. Captchas are tough but I suspect that soon only computers will be able to pass them.

  • David M. Cook

    It’s been my experience that you only need to check two of the required items, such as “food” or “wheelchairs”, then it allows you to post.

    Let’s hope it’s not too soon before we see the “I’m not a human” button!

  • wodun

    Doesn’t work for me. Doing this reply I had waffles with only 3 visible waffles and didn’t work and also tried another only clicking two of the available choices :*(

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