IRS “smidgen of corruption” disappears with Lois Lerner emails

Y’all remember Lois Lerner right? Or are you suffering from Obama Attention Deficit Disorder (O-ADD)? Well, just as a reminder, there was this little incident of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) using its power against conservative groups.

Ms. Lerner was in charge of the division of the IRS that was responsible for this travesty. And when she was called before a House hearing, she read an opening statement, then proceeded to plead the Fifth and refused to testify. Of course, now she’s off getting a six-figure taxpayer-funded pension and if you listen carefully you can hear her delighted peals of laugher. And so it is in Obamaworld.

But that’s not even the biggest joke of this whole case. The new head of the IRS was directed to turn over Ms. Lerner’s emails and guess what? They’re all GONE.

As Forbes reports, the IRS has admitted to Congressional investigators that many of Lois Lerner’s emails prior to 2011 are missing. Oops. Her computer crashed.

The IRS came up with 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 by getting emails from 83 other IRS employees who had cc’s of Lerner emails. But no one knows how many of Lerner’s emails are gone. According to Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich), the missing emails were mainly to and from people outside the IRS. Oh, that means emails from Ms. Lerner to the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

Camp sounds fit to be tied: ”The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to congressional inquiries,” he said.

Camp has called for a Department of Justice investigation — fat chance with Eric Holder, Obama’s henchman, in charge. One key issue is just who outside the IRS was involved in handling tea party applications. That’s why emails between Lerner and others in the administration could be so very valuable.

The IRS says it went to great lengths and spent nearly $10 million to produce more than 750,000 documents. (Those are $10 million of our tax dollars, correct?) Overall, the IRS said it is producing 67,000 emails to and from Lerner, covering 2009 to 2013 — at least they were. One thing however — by law, the IRS is mandated to maintain paper copies, but then again, in Obamaworld, the rule of law is so flexible as to be essentially non-binding.

Consider this: what if next year tax season we just told the IRS, “Hey, we lost our return” — think they would be accommodating?

As Robert Wood writes for Forbes, “No matter how genuine the loss of the emails, no matter how innocent those at the IRS may be who are trying to comply with law, this doesn’ t look good.” But then again, there isn’t a “smidgen of corruption” at the IRS – which you know is true because Obama said so!

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ComeOnPeople
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They’re still working out a way to blame Bush for this.

Geronimo H.
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BY GOLLY, WE ALL KNOW THAT BUSH HAD HIS OWN DEMONS; THIS IS NOTHING NEW! JUST A DIFFERENT PERSON FROM A DIFFERENT PARTY!! NOTHING HAPPENED TO BUSH, SO WHY SHOULD IT HAPPEN TO OBAMA!! (Oops, I forgot, it’s Obama!) Double standards are alive and well in the U S of A!!

Jeff York
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GERONIMO.. ONE WORD. idiot. You are a non thinking no accountability its not my fault my parents yelled at me as a child IDIOT. as all brainless moronic liberals do, blame Bush , blame someone else because you have no values of accountability. You cant rise above based on your personal efforts so you try to lower others with the blame game. Just like Obama. No accountability and therfore nothing but failure. Hey, they say that T.Jefferson had slaves so since your claiming its a double standard why not blame him too?

Geronimo H.
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Jeff , you don’t know me to call me an idiot, but I won’t stoop to any level beneath me to respond in kind! Read thoroughly what I wrote originally and I suggest that you strive not to be a sufferer of severe myopia! There are more things that we don’t see/understand nor will we ever about this political chicanery! Everyone of them (politicians) has an agenda, on both sides of the aisle and we are left to take sides in a losing game! IMHO!! Take heed, Sir!

William Torpey
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Most corporations have email servers that constantly backup the emails that go across the server. The sole purpose is for a paper trail in case they get sued. The federal government is supposed to have the same thing. WTF happened???

Mark
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Hey William, you know what happened. You know good and well that the computer did not crash and that they lost the emails. It’s impossible. You know they are trying to cover their arses and Obummers’ Everyone knows what time of day it is. Just more lies, it never ends with this administration.

Rena
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Even if her computer crashed they can still get that information off her HD, unless she did a complete wipe of the HD. There are several tools that the forensic analyst can use to recover this information so not all is lost even in a “crash” unless they purposefully cleaned the HD. If they find it was completely “wiped” then it was no accident as it would take several reformatting of the HD to remove every bit of information from that HD.

box-bb-car
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With the nature of MS Exchange, the emails are only cached on her local system. the email itself is always stored on the server. And with this size organization, it would be a cluster of servers, not just one, which means multiple copies of the data. Those servers run fault tolerant arrays in which loss of any one drive does not lose data. In addition the data is backed up nightly. If they are doing a best practice backup, a copy of the tapes would be archived at the end of the month or quarter as well as one at… Read more »
Rena
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I agree, and like I said it would have to be deliberately erased for it go be gone as a single “crash” isn’t going to wipe it clean of all the emails during that time. I used FTK to recover information on a disc that had a once over and from what I understand it would take more than one which the DoD 7 etc wipes it like 8 or more times in order for it to become corrupted that it is not useable as evidence in court. In either case, this alleged “crash” isn’t going to wipe out the… Read more »
Al Vasil
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What a “CROCK” of —–. LIARS<LIARS<LIARS. —- Produce or JAIL !!!!!!

box-bb-car
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The following information –

“The IRS came up with 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 by getting emails from 83 other IRS employees who had cc’s of Lerner emails.”

Indicates that the emails had to be deliberately erased unless those individuals operated off a different servers, in that all emails are contained in a common database. If one person’s mails are lost then it is an deliberate erasure.

They need to assign a special prosecutor for this

Kevin Lee
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Any entry level webmaster will tell you that the emails are on a server somewhere, for sure. But hey, why not ask the NSA? They should have a copy???

Usefull
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And to think, this is the same agency that wants me to keep all my receipts dating back 10 years!!

motimer
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snow den can find them !

homeisthehunter
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The situation in our country has fast deteriorated to the point where we have two choices…allow the liberals, elitists, and most of the press to destroy our republic…or start holding these people accountable. I’m not talking about marching on Washington. Patriots need to publically identify them, single them out, and go after them individually.

PapaMike
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I can tell you from experience (30 years Network Engineer). There is no way to lose information from a work station (desktop or laptop) computer. These computers are linked back to the main frame system where back-ups are made daily and in some cases several times a day. If her computer crashes, so what? The hard drive can still be searched and files that have been deleted or overwritten (shredded) can still be accessed. It’s a simple procedure and I’m surprised that they haven’t done that. There is some else going on here other than “losing” e-mails.
Hank53
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Not only should there be back-up copies on at least one back-up server, some agencies have multiple back-up servers. I’m guessing the list of people who were selected to be audited this year is intact and very safe.

Impeach Obama Now!
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This is like saying, my dog ate my hard drive!
So you can’t turn in your homework.