The IRS has lost thousands of Lois Lerner’s emails—all under a subpoena request—because of a hard drive crash. For those of us that stopped following the IRS scandal story some time ago, this is a moment for reflection. Hard drives crash and data is lost. Not everyone chooses to testify before Congress, even when threatened with contempt. Congressional committees are often stymied in their quest for the truth, or at least the truth they are looking for. Taken together, these events are very likely coincidental. A few years ago I was at an event and was seated at a table with a number of older lawyers. One of them mentioned that as a young man he worked for a Congressional committee when the Watergate break-in news came out. As this group of Democrats talked about it the day after the break-in, someone suggested that Nixon might be involved. They all quickly dismissed the idea, with someone saying that even Nixon wasn’t that stupid. Though time proved them wrong, I hope that this time it is merely a coincidence.