Skip to comments.The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails
Posted on 06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT by tedw
The IRSremember those jaunty folks?announced Friday that it can't find two years of emails from Lois Lerner to the Departments of Justice or Treasury. And none to the White House or Democrats on Capitol Hill. An agency spokesman blames a computer crash.
Never underestimate government incompetence, but how convenient. The former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations was at the center of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and still won't testify before Congress. Now we'll never know whose orders she was following, or what directions she was giving. If the Reagan White House had ever offered up this excuse, John Dingell would have held the entire government in contempt.
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What would happen to you if the IRS was auditing you and you conveniently lost your tax records?
This is something that Darrell Issa has the power to go after and should. Heads should roll.
Call Darrell Issa's office and ask then to pursue the lost email. If they can't get it from the sender they should go after the all the potential recepients: Holder et. al.
My dog ate it.
If you claimed you lost your tax records they would file an arbitrary return for you and take everything you have. As David Brat said recently, “the government has a monopoly on violence.”
Somebody needs to go to prison for destroying these emails. A crime has been committed here.
Somewhere there is a record of the emails, unless everyone involved destroyed their hard drives.
This is clearly obstruction, and it was ordered from the WH.
Another blatantly criminal act from a blatantly criminal regime.
Dems absolutely appear to be “losing” her emails to cover something big up.
This is not just a distraction. In my opinion.
You think I just tell ‘em I lost all those tax records when I had a computer crash?
Never underestimate government
incompetence CORRUPTION, but how convenient
There, fixed it.
Lois Lerner needs to go to jail along with whichever of her enablers are still there at the IRS drawing paychecks. After that there needs to be a house cleaning of every other federal agency.
We are dealing with a bunch of arrogant misfits, who will play games until the last card is dealt and America closes it’s government doors, and is foreclosed upon by China and other lenders.
Let’s lose their paychecks!
Lost e-mails? No problem. I’m sure the NSA has a copy. ;)
Gee, Mr. IRS auditor. The dog ate my receipts.
Most of the kids at the mall can find them with their phones in a matter of minutes!
The truth must be devastating to obama if he’s willing to make this ridiculous claim.
The problem with this excuse is that it makes them look even guiltier. Even the KOS clowns aren’t buying this crap. There are too many IT people in this country who can succinctly explain things like servers, redundancy, backups, offsite storage, and the fact that a so-called computer “crash” doesn’t cause one to lose emails, especially only certain ones - like those to the White House. Total joke.
BS the IRS Commissioner testified last month that the emails were archived.
A desperate lie to cover up something really bad. Everybody (except probably for high-ranking members of the eGOP) knows that these emails were backed up and saved in many, many places.
I guess they will have to open up another closed military base if all the guilty IRS employees are rounded up.
Even I, a lowly bit-wrangler, know that this is complete BS. They lie, and this is what they come up with?
I think there’s something far more damning in the emails that what we’ve seen so far.
A special Prosecuter could and would find them or people would sit in the can
The WSJ prints this on a Saturday
A Saturday in the summer
It’s actually sat and sun together.
No one reads this
The IRS scandal is the same stuff that Nixon was going to be impeached for.
The left wing media can’t risk the public understanding the parallel so they refuse to cover it.
I would love to hear from some forensic IT experts on this.
Sender has record and the receiver as well.
Hold someone accountable! Until we stop letting these creeps hide behind their giant bureaucracy they will keep breaking the law until we have no law.
Obama admin has gotten away with so much other illegal activities, they have every reason to believe this will work as well. Low info voters will easily believe emails can be “lost.”
There is a criminal syndicate running the country. It is known as “The Obama Administration”.
My thoughts exactly. Why else go to such an extreme unless you are called out by name as engaging in criminal activity.
They have them — they testified before the committee that they have them.
If they don’t have them now then several high level people need to go to jail.
They didn’t lose the e-mails, they’re lying. I doubt Issa’s committee will do anything about it.
The real crime was committed by Lerner and the rest of those involved at IRS, DOJ, FEC and FBI.
Destroying government documents of any type is a crime and destroying documents in a criminal investigation is obstruction of justice
What is very telling is that in the case if the Obama IRS Scandal, someone has made the calculation that the punishment for the crimes are going to be much much worse than the punishment for the cover up and the destruction of documents and the obstruction of justice.
This cover up as blatantly in your face as can be and it's obvious that they are openly and intentionally hiding or destroying evidence.
What they are trying to hide simply has to be about as bad as it can get for them to be doing what they are doing to prevent the truth from coming out.
Given the response, my bet is that the Republicans already have the emails from a whistle bower and they are just letting IRS and Holder dig themselves in deeper with the cover up
The idea must have either originated with him or people close to him (aka ValJar), and supported wholeheartedly by him, with a ringing endorsement from Eric Holder.
If a private company were to “lose” emails, people would go to prison.
Come on, we have to stop giving credence to this. Everywhere I am reading people are saying: backups, redundency, etc.
EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS A LIE.
Where do we go from here, when there is not one word about it in the NY Times today?
Do we call? Who do we call, the WH, the Times, our reps, who?
This is a lie, everyone knows it, (I mean 100% of people know this is a lie, including Lois Lerner’s mother), so what happens next?
The NSA’s got them. Subpoena the NSA.
let’s get this straight. Darrell Issa is a JOKE and a BUFFOON. You don’t want him going after ANYTHING. He needs to be replaced. Now. I’ve had new Prosecutors fresh out of law school that look like Clarence Darrow compared to that idiot.
Understand this. This investigation is done. You can’t let the other side run out the clock. They have done so. Issa has blown it. Completely. Oh there will be the occasional trickle, but this needed to be jumped all over from the get go. But another grandstanding politician (Issa) has done us in.
Reminiscent of Hillary misplacing the Rose Billing Records for several years — that mysteriously appeared in a box on a dining table in the Residence.
Will wonders ever cease?
Or Sandy Bergler’s misplacing official documents — in his socks.
Classic pathway to defeat for the narcissistic sociopath.
Edward Snowden says ‘call me’.
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