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IRS says it lost key Lerner emails Agency blames 2011 hard drive crash for data loss
Washington Times copied onto rightscoopblog ^ | June 13 2014 | By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times writer

Posted on 06/13/2014 1:53:03 PM PDT by PoloSec

I’m gonna just go ahead and say this is nothing but a bunch of HOOEY:

WASHINGTON TIMES – The IRS told Congress on Friday that it has lost some of former employee Lois G. Lerner’s emails, including some covering communications with Democrats in Congress and with other parts of the government, according to the House’s top tax-law writer.

Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said he was stunned that it took more than a year into the investigation for the IRS to inform Congress that it didn’t have those emails.

The agency blamed a computer crash for the mishap.

“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,” Mr. Camp said. “There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.”

The IRS is obviously steeped in corruption. If this isn’t an argument to abolish the IRS, I don’t know what is.


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1 posted on 06/13/2014 1:53:03 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

No critical emails at all? Not even a smidgeon?


2 posted on 06/13/2014 1:55:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

Also here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3167438/posts


3 posted on 06/13/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: PoloSec
this is nothing but a bunch of HOOEY

A more elegant way to express this would be to say that it is less than fully believable. The more accurate way would be unprintable, as it should be.

4 posted on 06/13/2014 1:55:34 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: PoloSec

Lies. You cannot ‘lose’ emails. You can delete them.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 1:55:49 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: PoloSec

Have they looked in their other suit?


6 posted on 06/13/2014 1:55:58 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Seaplaner

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3167438/posts

thread with 84 comments


7 posted on 06/13/2014 1:56:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe we should hire an average teenager. They’ll find those emails in about 10 minutes.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 1:56:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

9 posted on 06/13/2014 1:56:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PoloSec

Hmmmm... I had no idea what day it was, until I read the headline of this thread. Now I know: It’s Friday!


10 posted on 06/13/2014 1:57:51 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: PoloSec

““There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.””

What a joke, like that will happen.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 1:58:11 PM PDT by Clean_Sweep
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To: PoloSec
There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice

They're on it.

12 posted on 06/13/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: PoloSec

And they’ll get away with it.

Nixon has to be rolling over in his grave.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Clean_Sweep

Eric Holder’s Department of Justice WILL investigate, and find not even a smidgeon of corruption.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 2:00:50 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: PoloSec

Can you say “OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE?”


15 posted on 06/13/2014 2:01:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: bkepley

There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice

It’s over the Criminals are in charge ,just lie down and wait for the beheader to come by your house ,it’s like a bad movie


16 posted on 06/13/2014 2:02:36 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

Criminal !


17 posted on 06/13/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: PoloSec

Well, I guess someone in the Obama Administration will have to silence her ............ permanently.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 2:03:34 PM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: PoloSec
There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice

Right. Eric Holder will get to the bottom of this.

We need Congress to start investigating. Independent prosecutors

19 posted on 06/13/2014 2:03:38 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: PoloSec

Must have taken a lot of hard PROFILING
and meticulous EFFORT to scrub the
drives and servers clean.

THAT is obstruction of justice.

But in an America void of law,
with black on white violence being acceptable by the DO”J”,
with treason happening EVERY DAY, with unConstitutional
behavior EVERY DAY, with lying to Congress EVERY DAY,
Issa and his co- enablers will do .... effectively nothing.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 2:06:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PoloSec

Oh DARN!!!

That happens SOOOOOOO many times at IRS!!!

Think about ALL those taxpayer bills they have lost in the past.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 2:06:20 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe they should check Hillary’s library table top.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 2:06:44 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: PoloSec
he was stunned that it took more than a year into the investigation for the IRS to inform Congress that it didn’t have those emails.

Why would he be surprised. It takes a long time to make sure you've deleted all the backups of all the emails of everyone on the email chain. First you have to locate the emails, then you have to search on each recipent and respondent, then everyone they've responded to...

It's a major, time consuming project to get everything wiped clean.

23 posted on 06/13/2014 2:07:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PoloSec

They are stonewalling and lying. If we had a functioning Justice Department, they would all be brought up on charges of contempt of Congress and obstruction of justice.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 2:08:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PoloSec

These emails would obviously lead us right into the WH. Does anyone other than democrats not see that clearly now?

I would bet that there are even personal emails between dogface Lerner and jug ears himself ordering her to make it impossible for conservative groups to get their tax exempt status.

Arrest dogface and keep her until she talks.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: PoloSec
BULLSHIITE!! The NSA has them! They have copies of EVERYTHING.
26 posted on 06/13/2014 2:09:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Seaplaner

It use to be “Not a SHRED”, but they don’t have to shred documents any more.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 2:10:01 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: WayneS

Did anyone check Sandy Berger’s pants?


28 posted on 06/13/2014 2:10:16 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: PoloSec

You’ll know the Republicans are serious about this scandal when they pass a bill to cut the IRS’s funding. Don’t hold your breath though.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 2:11:39 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: PoloSec

Wait a minute. Didn’t the NSA just tell Congress that they couldn’t delete anything in order to comply with investigations? Get the emails from the spooks.

This IRS has to go into the dustbin of history. It is the greatest threat to what few freedoms we have left.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 2:12:12 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: molson209

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” is a quotation from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, spoken at different points in the movie first by Strother Martin.”

Don’t think it is going to get any better under Obama.
I think Moochie has the best shot at correcting the situation.


31 posted on 06/13/2014 2:14:26 PM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: PoloSec
Erased?

32 posted on 06/13/2014 2:15:26 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: PoloSec
The agency blamed a computer crash for the mishap.

They make it sound like the IRS's e-mail server is an old Kaypro 386 with dual Seagate 251 MFM drives connected to a DT2000 external SCSI tape drive.
33 posted on 06/13/2014 2:15:54 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: FatherofFive

With backup systems and protocols in place, if these emails were actually deleted, then it was an intentional criminal act...


34 posted on 06/13/2014 2:18:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Bullish

Ah geez, I have lost count...is this impeachable offense #437 or is it #12343?

My head is hurting from trying to keep up...


35 posted on 06/13/2014 2:23:01 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: PoloSec

I thought that my incriminating emails were lost. That is until (sigh) my wife found them.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 2:23:27 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: PoloSec

Bring in some hackers, they’ll fine ‘em in no time.


37 posted on 06/13/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

It is possible. Computers do wear out and fail over time...
Was it a hard drive that went bad and is unreadable now, or was it the damage caused by the 16 pound sledgehammer used during the refurbishment of the unit?


38 posted on 06/13/2014 2:27:12 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Baynative

That’s what I’m thinking.

I’m sure the NSA has them anyway.


39 posted on 06/13/2014 2:28:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec
The most transparent administration in history.

Period.

Full stop.

40 posted on 06/13/2014 2:28:37 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: PoloSec

How likely was that? I predicted a long time ago they would lose those exact files to a computer glitch.


41 posted on 06/13/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT by ully2
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To: Delta Dawn
Government email is not like a personal email account. By law, it needs to be backed up and archived.

Are they admitting here that her communications were done on her personal computer? (which would also be illegal)

42 posted on 06/13/2014 2:44:47 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Tea: A beverage best served cold. With RINO meat.)
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To: chajin

As a former datamanagement professional I agree 100% with your assessment ,, there are literally hundreds of backups that have the data on them ,, full dumps of mail servers on both the sending and receiving ends and countless incremental backups...

I’d say it’s time to send all of them to jail,, including the mouthpiece that had the temerity to issue this statement.


43 posted on 06/13/2014 2:55:36 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Diogenesis

Must have taken a lot of hard PROFILING
and meticulous EFFORT to scrub the
drives and servers clean.

THAT is obstruction of justice.
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Absolutely ... the GOP should issue a reward for information. This is not possible.


44 posted on 06/13/2014 2:58:45 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: PoloSec

If you like your emails, you can keep your emails.

And if you don’t like your emails ... we will make them disappear.


45 posted on 06/13/2014 3:07:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: PoloSec

I say hang one of them each day until they produce the emails.


46 posted on 06/13/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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47 posted on 06/13/2014 3:26:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: PoloSec

ok……………..never mind


48 posted on 06/13/2014 3:28:27 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: PoloSec

Unless the hard disk is actually melted or very severely damaged (physically), data can be retrieved from it about 90% of the time.


49 posted on 06/13/2014 3:29:58 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: PoloSec

America is run by three year olds.


50 posted on 06/13/2014 3:33:26 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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