White House: No emails between White House, Lerner

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it has found no emails between anyone in the executive office of the president and a top Internal Revenue Service official who has been connected to the improper scrutiny of political groups.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the White House searched for all communications between the former IRS official, Lois Lerner, and executive office personnel. Carney said, quote: "We found zero emails."

He said the search discovered three emails in which a third party emailed both Lerner and executive office staff. He said one was spam and two others were from a person seeking tax assistance. Carney said those emails have been provided to congressional investigators.

The investigation is looking into why the IRS targeted political groups, particularly conservative ones, that sought tax exempt status.

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