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IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails
The Daily Caller ^ | 13 Jun 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 06/13/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT by mandaladon

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed Friday that it cannot produce Lois Lerner’s emails to and from the White House and other administration departments due to a supposed computer crash.

The IRS previously agreed to hand over all of the ex-IRS official’s emails from 2009 to 2011 to the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Dave Camp. But the IRS claimed Friday that it has Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS officials but it cannot produce emails to and from the Treasury and Justice Departments, the Federal Election Commission, or Democratic offices.

The IRS’ computer crash may go down in history next to the eighteen and a half minute gap in the Watergate tapes, which was supposedly caused by a mistake by Richard Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Woods.

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

“Just a short time ago, Commissioner Koskinen promised to produce all Lerner documents,” Camp continued. “It appears now that was an empty promise.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coverup; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; lerner; lerneremails; loislerner; obama; preposterousbs; tyranny
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A computer crash can selectively delete messages???
1 posted on 06/13/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Impossible, and you know there is no such thing as a back up hard drive either in the IRS, at least no less than 6 find the same Emails on.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mandaladon

Funny how computer forensics can retrieve everyone else’s stuff.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:29 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: mandaladon

Typical Friday afternoon dump.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:48 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: mandaladon

Whoops! All the stuff you wanted was lost, and the witnesses all fell down the stairs and died. Oops!

Why doesn’t Obama just put on the Castro fatigues and get it over with?


5 posted on 06/13/2014 5:56:27 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: mandaladon

The Obama admin lies.
We know that the Obama admin lies.
The Obama admin knows that we know that the Obama admin lies.

And the Obama admin doesn’t care.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 5:56:42 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: mandaladon
Instead, because of this loss of documents, we are conveniently left to believe that Lois Lerner acted alone..............Somebody should be going to jail soon.
7 posted on 06/13/2014 5:57:33 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

Mackerel by moonlight, it shines and it smells.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 5:57:43 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: mandaladon

The IRS’s dog maybe ate the hard drive?


9 posted on 06/13/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by MCH
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To: mandaladon

... Lucky for them though ... the governmental computer system has a lot of redundant backup systems in the event of catastrophic failure ..... Oh wait ... What? Darn ... the intern in charge of activating the important backup systems for the IRS computer records pressed the wrong switch.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: null and void

Ping... and where are you???


11 posted on 06/13/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: mandaladon

Evidence-tampering, another crime to hang on Obama’s lawless, partisan and corrupt Infernal Revenue Service.
Paging Trey Gowdy!


12 posted on 06/13/2014 6:01:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: MCH

You’re first but not by much!


13 posted on 06/13/2014 6:03:21 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

We need to find out I. What time period those emails were sent and, when we pay no taxes and get audited, we need to tell the IRS that we sent out payment I. The same timeframe.

Watch the. Spin!

Seriously, when the Marxists have seized control of the IRA it is patriotic not to pay taxes.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 6:03:46 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: mandaladon

And I thought only we were the only victims of unfortunate boating accidents...


15 posted on 06/13/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: mandaladon
A computer crash can selectively delete messages???

Of course it can and do not dare ask that question again. Period..
16 posted on 06/13/2014 6:05:34 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: mandaladon
Just Lois Lerner's emails.

She has her own dedicated email server with her own dedicated storage with its own dedicated backups.

Only her emails were lost. Nobody else's.

-PJ

17 posted on 06/13/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon

If any citizen tries to use that excuse with the IRS during an audit, they will find themselves broke and in jail.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: mandaladon

It’s Friday the 13th. What else would you expect?

(Do I need a /s?)


19 posted on 06/13/2014 6:09:58 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (<Insert pithy, sardonic comment here.>)
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To: mandaladon
first of all this is beyond bull shit
for ever email..there is the copy on your system...the copy on the outbound server your send through ..the receiving server ..and the the receiving computer..and they all get backed up....so you cant find her sent..fine go to the receiver and get the received from her
20 posted on 06/13/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

This is May 2014 and they are just now finding out there was a crash approx 3 years ago and no backup ???


21 posted on 06/13/2014 6:11:00 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: ClearCase_guy
And the Obama admin doesn’t care.

And they will get away with it. I wish it were different, but that is reality.

22 posted on 06/13/2014 6:11:00 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: mandaladon
I'm sure another strongly-worded letter from the GOP is just around the corner. Ms. Lerner should already be cooling her heels in prison, along with a few other people. Not holding my breath, though.
23 posted on 06/13/2014 6:11:04 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: mandaladon

Yeah...Let call in the IN ON IT corrupt justice department. That will teach em.
This is the standard republican response. Act all tuff and then call for a meaningless response. That is because the republicans are really in on it too.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT by Revel
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To: tophat9000

That’s what a caller on Levin’s show today brought up: The servers on the receiving end of the emails didn’t all crash. (Yet, at least).


25 posted on 06/13/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT by KJC1 (When you are dealing with the devil, the only answer is God.)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t worry. Darryl Issa is on the case! He’ll be giving one of his stern looks here soon! That’ll show em.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: tophat9000

The emails are on her HARD DRIVE, which can be read even if they are DELETED... and they will also be in GOVT SERVERS...they are not gone, they are lying big time.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

Medium and large sized private businesses are required to store emails. My company has invested alot of money in this. Previously we were just storing them...but it wasnt in a manner that captured the complete ‘string’ of previous messages....so in order to comply we invested in special software. This software also stores the messages on three servers at once...in two different states.

But the irs doesnt have to do any of this?


28 posted on 06/13/2014 6:16:29 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: mandaladon

Indict, try, convict, sentence, and hang one senior IRS official each day until the emails are found. Either way the American people win.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: mandaladon

...and the dog ate our homewor.., the dog ate our snail mail!


30 posted on 06/13/2014 6:20:01 PM PDT by nomad
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To: mandaladon
Is this another 18 minutes ?

IMPEACH ! NOW !


31 posted on 06/13/2014 6:21:51 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: mandaladon

The NSA might have ‘em.

Har har


32 posted on 06/13/2014 6:22:19 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: mandaladon

“This is May 2014 and they are just now finding out there was a crash approx 3 years ago and no backup ???”

Better, they’ve been investigating this for how long now and this is just being revealed? I guess that committee isn’t in any rush. Gosh. It’s almost as if they were, well, complicit.


33 posted on 06/13/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: TomServo

They probably even have barrys birth certificate.....


34 posted on 06/13/2014 6:27:08 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: A CA Guy

Oy Vey...these criminals in the IRS and WH “High crimes and misdemeanors”...’aiding and abetting the enemy’...all traitor indictment material.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 6:30:16 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: lacrew

What about the computers she sent them to... Did ALL of them crash too?


36 posted on 06/13/2014 6:33:19 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

Give me the hard drive then. I’ll try my hardest.


37 posted on 06/13/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT by struggle
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To: mandaladon

Just call the NSA. They copy everything, including this post, from what I have heard. ;~))


38 posted on 06/13/2014 6:38:36 PM PDT by Ditto
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IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

Beginning with the individual who made that statement, all the way up and down the chain of IT IRS "experts" maintaining the system should be suspended without pay immediately, with firings to follow. All of them.

No large business or enterprise lacks redundant systems to prevent exactly what they are claiming. The biggest business of all, the Federal government, lacks those safeguards?

Fire them all and remove their pensions. This is a years long criminal enterprise, and the RICO laws should apply. As an general and just rule, criminals should NEVER profit from their crimes.

39 posted on 06/13/2014 6:38:39 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: struggle

Of course you know how difficult it is to destroy a hard drive and its data.

Just think about the failure of the storage infastructure that is no doubt supposed to be reliable. Which company failed, IBM, HP?


40 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: tophat9000
first of all this is beyond bull shit

Does not even rise to that level. This is on the level of a four year old with frosting smeared across his face, with chocolated teeth, standing next to a cake with a handful clawed out, declaring that he did not touch it.

41 posted on 06/13/2014 6:42:29 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: publius911

You pretty much nailed it. This is not an acceptable excuse these days.


42 posted on 06/13/2014 6:42:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: mandaladon

Goodness these people are really getting away with murder and no-one in power seems to want to stop them - the GOP has given up the ghost - they ought to be taking the IRS to court to get independent auditors in the go over the computer systems.

This is such a flagrant lie that it is mocking anyone with any decency and makes a joke of the rule of law. It is absolute lawlessness.


43 posted on 06/13/2014 6:44:58 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: lacrew; publius911

I think the federal regulations for email storage were more fallout from Sarbanes-Oxley back around 2002. I remember lots of radio commercials for vendors happy to help businesses comply.


44 posted on 06/13/2014 6:49:53 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: mandaladon

If the Republicans let them get away with this...


45 posted on 06/13/2014 6:53:39 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? ?)
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To: Ditto

Just call the NSA. They copy everything, including this post, from what I have heard. ;~))
= = = = = = = = = = = =

JUST WHAT MAKES YOU THINK WE DO THAT?

Besides, DOJ is getting right on it.

Holder your breath until you get the report.
OR
Wish in one hand,
$hiite in the other and see which one fills up first.

s/NSA


46 posted on 06/13/2014 6:54:03 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: Eagles6

If the Republicans let them get away with this...
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Your including IF in that sentence is much like BO drawing another ‘line in the sand’.......


47 posted on 06/13/2014 6:56:51 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: mandaladon

Soooooooo, did this happen before or after the WH Easter egg roll?


48 posted on 06/13/2014 6:58:14 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: mandaladon

Issa stalled to long. What’s new?


49 posted on 06/13/2014 7:03:14 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: mandaladon

Simple answer, find the guy who was responsible for making the backups and verifying that they were not corrupt and put him in jail for the rest of his life.


50 posted on 06/13/2014 7:04:31 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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