Congressional Republicans said Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from six other officials besides Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations unit.

Last Friday, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dave Camp, R-Mich., revealed that the IRS had lost more than two years’ worth of emails sent between Lerner and people outside the IRS (see IRS Lost 2 Years of Lois Lerner’s Emails with Outsiders). Congress has held a series of hearings to investigate revelations from Lerner last year that the IRS used terms such as “Tea Party” and “Patriot” to screen applications from organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment in two congressional hearings after giving a brief statement defending her actions and now faces contempt of Congress charges.

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