CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley Interview of Lois Lerner’s Attorney William Taylor III … He Actually Made it Worse, “I get that it’s convenient to create suspicion”.


So let’s understand this, Lois Lerner pleads the 5th, yet her attorney goes on the liberal media to speak for her?

William Taylor III, former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s attorney, went on CNN this Sunday in an interview on ‘State of the Union’ with Candy Crowley and actually made matters worse. His client has decided not to testify in front of Congress as she Plead her Fifth and applied her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. So then why do we need to hear anything from her attorney? If Lerner and her missing emails does not have the honor to tell what happened and her involvement in the IRS scandal of targeting conservative non-profit groups, then we really do not need to hear spin from an attorney. Hey Lois, Put up or shut up! Her mouth piece tried to divert the story by saying, “There’s 2,000 e-mail crashes – there’s 2,000 computer crashes in the IRS since January 1 of this year.” However, when asked by Crowley whether all of the computer crashes were irretrievable, he had no idea. And their lies the rub. Let’s look into those 2000 email crashes, other than the ones that are connected to IRS-gate and see how the IRS handled those. What a novel concept.

TAYLOR: There’s 2,000 e-mail crashes – there’s 2,000 computer crashes in the IRS since January 1 of this year.  It’s no – it’s not…

CROWLEY:  Are all of them irretrievable?

TAYLOR:  I don’t know, but I…

Then Taylor stated that Lois Lerner was upset as anybody when she walked into the office and her screen was blue, having lost all her emails. They called the IT guys in but never bothered to contact the tape retrieval back up?  Hmm, then why so silent Lois? If you were so upset and have nothing to hide and have done nothing wrong, why plead the 5th, not oncebut twice?

Attorney William Taylor III then channeled his inner Hillary Clinton and blames a “vast Right Wing conspiracy” for Lois Lerner’s emails. He had the nerve to say that the GOP was politicizing IRS-gate when the reality is this IRS scandal took place to fix an election. Lerner and the IRS contributed in the swaying of an election in 2012 and now her lawyer says she will not be a political, election year scapegoat. Seriously? Taylor said his client did nothing wrong and did not violate the paperwork – federal paperwork law. Oops, then Taylor said, “She printed out some things, not others.” Hey dude, you don’t get to pick and choose with the federal law of backing up emails.

TAYLOR:  He called me – he called me one, too.  And I won’t respond to that, except that – except to say he’s wrong.

It’s convenient.  This is an election-year politics.  It’s convenient to have a demon that they can create and point to.  Let me tell you something basic about this.  People who want to give money to elections and do so in a tax-free way have to submit themselves to the scrutiny of the IRS to be sure that they’re complying with the rules that limit political activity.

If the IRS is not looking at political activity in the (c)(4) applications, which is what this is, they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be doing.  So, it’s like saying they’re examining us for political activity, when that’s exactly the criteria that they’re submitting for their applications.

CROWLEY:  Did your client violate the paperwork – federal paperwork law?

TAYLOR:  No. She did exactly what the IRS required that she do.

CROWLEY:  But she didn’t back up her e-mails, which was IRS – you’re supposed to print out things.

TAYLOR:  She printed out some things, not others.  You can’t print out hundreds of thousands of e-mails.  We will be back – we will be back to the days…

CNN Transcript:

TAYLOR:  Well, it’s not just what she said.  The record that was created at the time in terms of e-mails is undisputed.

She walked into the office one day, and her screen went blue.  She asked for help in restoring it.  And the I.T. people came and attempted to restore it.  They even went so far as to send it to another expert to try to restore the e-mails.

There’s 2,000 e-mail crashes – there’s 2,000 computer crashes in the IRS since January 1 of this year.  It’s no – it’s not…

CROWLEY:  Are all of them irretrievable?

TAYLOR:  I don’t know, but I…

CROWLEY:  I think that’s what is sort of blowing people’s minds, is, we get it that computers crash.  But to then say, you know what, we couldn’t get it, and so then we shredded the hard drive, you know, as an attorney, that that’s one of the things you would pounce on and go whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute.

TAYLOR:  Sure.


TAYLOR:  But, you know, you do the best you can under the circumstances.  Nobody was thinking about trying to keep anything from being discovered.

She was as upset as anybody else was about the loss of the e-mails and the other documents which were on there, which were quite important to her.  But the truth is, this – this was one of those things that happened.  At the time, she did everything she could to retrieve it.  She reported it right away, and that’s the story.  That’s all there is to it.

Read the rest HERE.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley Interview of Lois Lerner’s Attorney William Taylor III … He Actually Made it Worse, “I get that it’s convenient to create suspicion”.”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on June 30th, 2014 12:54 pm

      Someone needs to get this atty. under oath and ask the same questions. Compare his testimony or deposition to the remarks made on TV.

      If they don’t match, then ask “Which one is true”?

      If he tries to weasel word out of it, charge him with contempt and remove his license to practice law. These guys need to learn that they cannot make such untrue statements and escape punishment.

    2. rightknight on June 30th, 2014 3:37 pm

      Smoke screen ploy. Attorney not under oath can be
      more full of (*) than a Christmas Turkey and everything
      he suggests is a lie by definition. He cannot speak for
      a person who has declined to speak lest he violate
      the 5th Amendment principle IMO.

    3. caribbean on June 30th, 2014 8:35 pm

      I DON’T GET IT !!! Why is everyone concentrating on the damn hard drive crash. The outright lie is that thre is simply no way her e-mails were on her hard drive. The hard drive is irrelevant.

      In 1998 I went to work as the director of procurement for a small, state-owned, art museum in the south. Even our IT department, way back then, had a central e-mail server for the entire agency. The IT department processed 3 copies of the daily back-up on every Monday-Friday afternoon. On Monday morning they also did a weekly back-up. One copy was kept in the directors office, located next door to my office. A second copy went home with the director, and the third copy went home with another IT employee. If a small ART Museum did this, certainly the IRS did. It was SOP for agencies in our state.

      I am sorry, but I simply DO NOT BELIEVE that a large federal agency like the IRS, with such important data, maintained agency e-mails on personal hard drives. That is BS !!!

      They need to ask for all or the servers and all of the back-up tapes in existance at the IRS. If that doesn’t work because they lie agian, then subpeonea all e-mails over the missing time period, from every person that she has e-mailed, or from whom she has recived an e-mail, over the last 2 years and review them. It is bound to unearth something.

    4. A Texas Grandfather on July 1st, 2014 7:04 am


      Most everyone who has worked in a commercial IT environment understands that the hard drive of Lois Learner’s computer doesn’t matter. The e-mail server in use is the key. Federal regulations require that all e-mails are printed and kept for a period of time as well as being backed up on permanent media such as tape or CD/DVD. The significance of the hard drive is for e-mails that are received. However, the incoming mail server would have a copy.

      This is a bunch of crooked lawyers playing games to prevent the truth from being exposed. All of them should be charged with aiding and abetting a crime. It is unlikely to happen as long as Eric Holder is Attorney General.

      The real way to put a stop to this behavior is to impeach Obama and Holder. The articles of impeachment should get passed in the House, but as long as the Democrats control the Senate, neither would be convicted.

      It is the Obama Administration’s way of deflecting or attempting to deflect the document requests of congress. The left wing media is carrying water for the IRS so they stay the course. It is the same tactic that was used in the Bengazi attack where they blamed a video made in the USA on the attack.

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