New WH Press Sec. Dismisses GOP ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on IRS E-mails

Josh Earnest, the man now filling Jay Carney‘s role as White House Press Secretary, fielded a question today about the IRS e-mail controversy, and ended up dismissing it as yet another conspiracy theory concocted by Republicans to paint some kind of unfair picture about what the IRS has been up to.

The IRS informed a somewhat incredulous Congress this week that it’s lost two years worth of e-mails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner and the IRS commissioner faced a grilling on Capitol Hill today about those e-mails. Earnest, however, rolled his eyes and pointed to all the investigations that have already been conducted into the IRS, and said “all of that has done nothing to substantiate false Republican claims of a broader political conspiracy.”

He insisted the White House was cooperated with all congressional requests, and yet despite that “we’ve seen continued allegations of Republican conspiracy theories that just never pan out.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

[h/t The Hill]
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