Skip to comments.WH on Lerner Emails: 'You've Never Heard of a Computer Crashing Before?'
Posted on 06/17/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Friendly reminder, America. They think you're stupid:
A top White House official blamed a computer crash for the disappearance of emails from embattled former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, echoing the explanation the agency gave Congress last week for the two years' worth of missing subpoenaed correspondence. "I think it's entirely reasonable. And it's fact," incoming White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Monday. "You've never heard of a computer crashing before?" he asked.
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Just call the NSA or Edward Snowden.
That is absolutely the best name for a White House spokesman. Reminds me of Ernest Lee Sincere.
Or maybe not.
You never heard of marxist bearded-savage-loving America-hating liars in the white house?
I’ve never heard of an email server not backed up.
The IRS would never hear of a computer crashing if it were a taxpayer - it would be assumed the taxpayer was hiding something.
Strange. I’ve never had emails on my “computer”. Any email system I’ve had for a couple decades now have been on centralized systems (private and corporate. I’ve been told that those systems are backed up and archived.
He’s talking to the low-information types. If you know that he’s full of crap, he’s not talking to you.
There is backups. They are lying or the distroyed everything and are trying to co er it up.
Now I understand, they are using the Obamacare developers and systems for the IRS too.
they have an IT department..
when a computer crashes they get called
they log the crash
they order parts
they set up a new computer
they may try to make a backup -OR- restore her computer from their last backup...
The emails she sent and recived came through an email server- they are not stored locally
try this yourself at work- go to a new machine and log onto your email account- you will see all your emails
the SERVER would have had to crash- and if the $2.2 billion they spend on IT is not getting us a triple redundant backup of IRS data than where is the money going?
These emails must be really baaaaaaaaaaddd!!!
NOTHING is ever lost on a hard drive. That is- unless someone intentionally destroys it.
Computers crash all the time..but you don’t lose your emails over it. Ive had computer hard drive failures, never lost an email, its always stored on the email server, like hotmail, or yahoo..depending on what you use..the White House got rid of the emails that made the Dems and Obama look bad..look at what was “Lost” DOJ emails, White House emails, and emails to Dems in Congress..oh..how convenient
oh and I forgot to add- where is the paper trail of the IT department log of her crash problems and fix?
My response: “You’ve never heard of an Exchange server before?”
Jesus saves. Obama presses escape.
I have never heard of someone not noticing that their computer crashed for two years.
They have to have, federal guidelines. You can't just put it on your personal hard drive. And let's say for a minute she did, how did she access her email remotely. Or even if it's just archived email, wouldn't she save it to her personal n/w drive? Who uses their hd for anything anymore?
well they may have a point..this it the same bunch of computer genius that set up the health-care.gov exchange websites..
A user can always set their email client to store email on the local drive and delete from the server. That is how mine is set up. I’d be surprised though if a gov agency did not store copies of all emails. If this were about sexual harassment, they’d find ‘em.
One word: Enron
I’m an IT professional. All but the very smallest businesses have server based email systems. I was hired in the late 1990s to manage a 2000 employee organization’s SERVER BASED email system. Backups are routinely taken, and archived off site, even back then.
The fact that they aren’t stringing these people up for this stupid excuse distresses me greatly.
A man named Ernest replaced Carney
To dish out the White House blarney
He came out fast
With “computers do crash”
Looks like he is just as swarmy
Any company that go caught by the Sarbanes-Oxley should use this for appeal.
I am so feed up with the lies from this bunch of crooks. And the news for not reporting the truth.
Can I file a revised tax return for both years they claim have lost records and take the maximum number of made up deductions because they apparently cannot prove I don’t actually have those deductions????
The next thing that they will be claiming is that a bolt of lightning struck “The Cloud” and all the data there was fried.
Go To every Government agency that Lerner dealt with during the time frame you are looking for Go to their email servers and Type in LERNER you will get everyone with that name.
“Strange. Ive never had emails on my computer. Any email system Ive had for a couple decades now have been on centralized systems (private and corporate. Ive been told that those systems are backed up and archived.”
For a while the Fortune 500 company I worked for “allowed” us to archive emails to our hard drive. But we could have put them on the net as the net was backed up every night and our machines weren’t. But they still had them in their backups. They just wouldn’t get them for anybody below the rank of director or unless a director told them to. In my opinion a bunch of guys came up with this without checking whether it was reasonable. Like Hillary who googled her own translation of “reset” they knew they couldn’t be wrong. The most ignorant people are those who don’t known what it is they don’t know.
I think ERNEST was from Obama’s Senatorial days
lol Your response is perfect.
What they mean is that the hard drive was accidentally demolished and then melted down into the source materials which were then accidentally dropped in difference oceans by unknown persons.
This goes right to the Oval Office; why would they engage in these amateur hour desperation tactics unless it did? If somebody will just leak, it is over for 0bama. Impeach, convict, remove, imprison. Done.
Creepiest pic of the play I could find - out of Singapore. Written by that old queen Oscar Wilde -
Not needed. Exchange email is stored on a server that is backed up. A computer crash is irrelevant because the mail is still on the server. Computers crash all the time but mail is rarely ever effected when using using a corp email system like exchange. Notice they aren’t saying server crash. The mail is there. This one big fking joke and Congress needs to get their act together and hire some consultants ASAP.
Even if Lerner deleted her emails they will still be on tape backups.
Even street people living in a sewer have email and knows how it works.
There are miles of paperwork require to get ahold of backups and destroy them. There is no way they got their backups and destroyed them without there being rcords of it. They are stalling because they are screwed.
Citizen to IRS.
I filed that return. What, you’ve never heard of lost mail before? You’ve never heard of the government misplacing or losing anything before?
That would never fly, and neither should their bogus response.
Don’t send a check and don’t file a return. When the IRS asks you about it tell them you did and they must have lost it in a computer crash. Everyone now knows that they have no backup systems at all. lol
You’ve never heard of disk recovery software before???
Public to WH: You've never heard of "I am not a crook." before?
I’ve never heard of a computer crash where I couldn’t get viturally everything back, especially emails. If the emails got scrambled, you still have the tape backups. To say the emails are gone is an absolute like, much like the 18 minutes on the Nixon tapes. We didn’t let Nixon get away with it. Are we going to let Obama get away with it, just because he’s special?