PAUL RYAN: You are the Internal Revenue Service. You can reach into the lives of hard-working taxpayers and with a phone call, an e-mail or a letter you can turn their lives upside down. You ask taxpayers to hand onto seven years of their personal tax information in case they are ever audited and you canâ€™t keep six months worth of employee e-mails? And now that we are seeing this investigation, you donâ€™t have the e-mails, hard drives crashed. You learned about this months ago. You just told us, and we had to ask you on Monday.
This is not being forthcoming. This is being misleading again. This is a pattern of abuse, a pattern of behavior that is not giving us any confidence that this agency is being impartial. I donâ€™t believe you. This is incredible. I donâ€™t believe you.