IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly got a email invitation meant for Sen. Chuck Grassley, inviting him and his wife and offering to pay their way. So, of course her first instinct is to audit the Republican:
The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley’s wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.
“Perhaps we should refer to exam?” Lerner wrote.
It was unclear from the emails whether Lerner was suggesting that Grassley or the group be audited — or both.
The other IRS official, Matthew Giuliano, waved her off, saying an audit would be premature because Grassley hadn’t even accepted the invitation.
“It would be Grassley who would need to report the income,” Giuliano said.
It’s very telling that her first reaction is to audit.
Another thing of note: this was sent from her Blackberry.
This would have to mean that her emails could be found elsewhere other than her computer (which any tech person could have told you on day 1).
Time to see if Blackberry’s servers crashed too. That’s going around.