House GOP Targets IRS's Lois Lerner's E-mails

Concerns she may have been using personal address for work-related correspondence


House Republicans opened a new front Tuesday in their examination of the IRS targeting issue, demanding work-related e-mails from the personal account of agency official Lois Lerner.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) requested the communications in a letter to Lerner, who was placed on administrative leave in May after an inspector general's report revealed that the agency had screened groups for extra scrutiny based on their political ideology.

The congressman said investigators had discovered that Lerner, who helped oversee the exempt-organizations division that carried out the targeting efforts, sent documents relating to her official duties to a personal e-mail account labeled "Lois Home." "This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business," the letter said.