Representative Trey Gowdy begins his questioning of White House Counsel Jennifer Oâ€™Conner by asking her what spoliation of evidence is, which she correctly identifies as the destruction of unfavorable evidence which could be interpreted to have been done deliberately due to the negative impact such evidence could have.
He associates that possibility with the Lois Lerner emails and basically gives her a once over as far as the obstructionism that is characteristic of the least transparent regime in history.
He questions her as to why she reduced the scope of the email searches, which she claims to have been done out of courtesy to Congress and which Rep Gowdy informs her is not doing them any favors, that they had accommodated her resource or time constraints.
He asks Oâ€™Conner what inference she would draw from the failure to produce documents if she were just a â€œregular citizen.â€ She offers the weak support that Lerner sent her hard drive out to be repaired afterwards.
Sheâ€™s fortunate that what have must seemed like a very long five minutes then mercifully expired.
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