CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: These guys are living on a different planet. They asked for this a year ago, it's now discovered they are lost. I've seen quotes from computer experts who worked for decades at Microsoft who say that this can absolutely be found. And we already heard from one of the IRS officials a few months ago that all of this stuff is backed up.
Now, the idea -- here we have Nixon lost 18 minutes. Obama's now lost two years of emails, and one thing that people don't remember, the second article of impeachment for Richard Nixon was the abuse of the IRS to pursue political enemies. This is a high crime; this is not a triviality.
When the president said there was [not] a smidgen of corruption this all had to do a rogue operation in Cincinnati, we already know from a newly released email as a result of a Freedom of Information Act procedure that it was run from the Washington IRS and not a rogue operation out there. And now the question is was the White House political people involved? And these emails hold the secret. All of a sudden we are asked to believe they have disappeared into thin air.