Below is a comment from Sen. Chuck Grassley.  Sen. Grassley learned of the emails from the Ways and Means Committee.  Sen. Grassley did not accept the invitation referred to in the emails.  He did not receive Lois Lerner’s invitation.

Comment from Sen. Grassley:

“This kind of thing fuels the deep concerns many people have about political targeting by the IRS and by officials at the highest levels.  It’s very troubling that a simple clerical mix-up could get a taxpayer immediately referred for an IRS exam without any due diligence from agency officials.”

The Ways and Means Committee press release can be found here.