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Sharyl Attkisson Lois Lernerís Lost Emails: Questions for the IRS
sharylattkisson.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 06/15/2014 11:52:45 AM PDT by entropy12

by Sharyl Attkisson on June 14, 2014 in News 2 Comments The news came late in the day on Friday the 13th.

According to the House Ways and Means Committee, the IRS reports having “lost” former IRS manager Lois Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees sent between January of 2009 and April of 2011 due to a ‘computer crash.’

In light of the disclosure, these are some of the logical requests that should be made of the IRS:

Please provide a timeline of the crash and documentation covering when it was first discovered and by whom; when, how and by whom it was learned that materials were lost; the official documentation reporting the crash and federal data loss; documentation reflecting all attempts to recover the materials; and the remediation records documenting the fix. This material should include the names of all officials and technicians involved, as well as all internal communications about the matter.....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: emails; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; lerner; lois; loislerner
Sharyl Attkisson provides a list of incisive questions to ask the IRS.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 11:52:45 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: entropy12

“You do realize that every major corporation that owes taxes will now consider having a convenient computer crash as well? That is, unless everyone from the tech involved up to the top levels are all terminated without benefits and faced prison time as a corporation with this excuse would face.”


2 posted on 06/15/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: entropy12
Congress needs to subpoena everyone in the IRS who says that the e-mails were “lost.” But, just before having them come before Congress and testify UNDER OATH, Congress should have a software expert testify UNDER OATH that it is IMPOSSIBLE to lose 2 years of e-mails.
3 posted on 06/15/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: entropy12

The only question Lerner and those IRS officials should be asked is if they understand their rights as they are being arrested by the House Sergeant of Arms and hauled off to be detained INDEFINITELY until they tell everything they know to the House oversight committee.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 12:03:54 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Ingtar

What a steaming pile. The emails are all backed up on multiple servers running RAID arrays. Short of an EMP taking down the grid the likelihood of this happening is Zero. Try this little “ I lost my emails trick” when dealing with FedGov and enjoy your vacation in Leavenworth....


5 posted on 06/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: entropy12

Wow! An investigative journalist doing actual reporting and asking questions of the 0bama administration. No wonder CBS fired her.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 12:06:14 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Kozak

Did you see the New IRS chief testifying before Issa’s committee (I think it was Issa). The congressman from Utah was grilling the IRS chief who kept repeating it will be long time before he can furnish the emails because they have to be REDACTED carefully.....wow, this regime has no shame.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 12:13:53 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

A woman called in to the Mark Levin show who said she worked for the private contractor who supplies IT to the IRS. She said the IRS has never reported any problem with their systems to her company.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 12:14:34 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

That is not surprising..
Lies are the hardest to cover up...
Because one needs more lies to cover the initial lies.

Like they say cover-ups are usually worse crimes than the original crime. I can’t wait for Holder to be gone. But that will need a republican in the White House.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

Another caller to the Levin show said he worked for the IRS specifically on IT issues. Everything is backed up daily and once a week the do a Gold Backup which is sent to a secure facility for archiving. Bottom line according to him is that at most a half a day’s e-mails could be lost and then only if more than one server crashed.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 12:25:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: entropy12

Darn the luck. I was going to send the IRS my quarterly tax payment...but my computer crashed and I can’t locate the records. Oh well.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 12:26:25 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: entropy12

The IRS has always been a weapon to be used against Americans. Barry just turned it into a weapon of mass destruction to be used against Americans when he used it to nuke conservatives during our fraudulent “elections”.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 12:28:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: entropy12
Yeah. Something like this....


13 posted on 06/15/2014 12:30:48 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Congress won’t do anything.... Cowards and perverts is all they are.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: entropy12

I get so angry when I hear the IRS excuse that emails are lost because a computer crashed. Let me spell it out simply, if your computer crashes, do you lose all of you emails? No, you can read your email on your phone, your tablet or your computer, A crash of anyone of those will not prevent you from accessing the email on any other device. THEY ARE LYING TO US!!!!

And the emails also exist in the mailbox of whoever you are corresponding with so it can be gotten from there. STOP THE LYING!!!!!


15 posted on 06/15/2014 12:38:57 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: entropy12

The incisive question should be ‘do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’.

Then, do you want an orange or a blue jumpsuit.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 1:02:14 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: entropy12

Someone could have a lot of fun if they said that computer hackers had stolen Lerner’s emails before the IRS deleted them.

But then again, since the NSA almost certainly has Lerner’s emails, the whole thing, not just the metadata, they have the choice to either kick them down in their entirety, or have their agency take an even bigger hit than it is going to already.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 1:14:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: entropy12

Unexcerpted, 42 comments:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3167859/posts


18 posted on 06/15/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT by upchuck (... honesty is the never-ending rehearsal for those who want to be the friends of God...)
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To: Signalman
Darn the luck. I was going to send the IRS my quarterly tax payment...but my computer crashed and I can’t locate the records. Oh well.

Darn the luck. I was going to send the IRS my quarterly tax payment, [which was stored on Lois Lerner's computer, right next to the emails]...but my her computer crashed and I can’t locate the records. Oh well.

Fixed it for you. :)

19 posted on 06/15/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: entropy12

20 posted on 06/15/2014 1:38:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: entropy12
IT Experts Call BS On IRS Claim To Have Lost Lois Lerner Emails
21 posted on 06/15/2014 2:13:12 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Ingtar
“You do realize that every major corporation that owes taxes will now consider having a convenient computer crash as well?

The 'lowlife code of conduct' states: " I agree to 'believe' your lies. You agree to 'believe' my lies." It's what passes for honor among thieves.

So yeah, the IRS needs to buy this lie from companies...

22 posted on 06/15/2014 2:20:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: entropy12

The IRS Commissionr testified that he had a “team” of agents redacting (altering) Lerner’s emails. Redaction requires multiple people examining PDF and hard copies of the emails. And legal counsel.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 2:36:55 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: w1andsodidwe

The regime of emperor Obummer must think 90% of public school educated Americans are uninformed, uncaring and uninterested.

Sadly they are right and that is why they get away with this stuff.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 4:22:00 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Kozak

That was the point I was trying to make. :)


25 posted on 06/15/2014 6:55:02 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: entropy12

Do they really think we are complete fools? email goes to a server. Servers have backups.
Do they really expect us to think that emails are on just one person’s individual computer?


26 posted on 06/16/2014 9:50:44 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

Yes! They are counting on 90% of unionized public schooled population to be uninformed, uncaring and incompetent
to understand how emails work. And of course MSM is not
at all concerned about the blatant subterfuge.

Speaking of MSM, the brutal be-headings of Iraqi solders by ISIS are no big deal but semi-naked prisoners in Abu Ghraib were a very big deal. Hypocrisy of MSM is beyond shameless.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 11:32:41 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

Yeah sorry Mr IRS, I lost all my account information.

I’m sure you understand. :)


28 posted on 06/16/2014 5:33:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: entropy12
From the article,

House and Ways Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) says that along with providing news of the emails that have been lost, the IRS suggested in the same letter to Congress that it end its investigation.

....or what?
29 posted on 06/16/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: entropy12

BTTT


30 posted on 06/16/2014 5:45:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: entropy12
 photo IRS.jpg
31 posted on 06/16/2014 5:54:00 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: entropy12

Let’s not waste all our ammo now. We want these stories to be hot in Sept. - Nov. 4, 2014.

Keep in mind that Hillary/Obama will call this “old news” and the MSM will just go along with it.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 6:01:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: entropy12
I want to know WHO was logging in under Lois Lerner's account AFTER she stepped down at the IRS?????? Was it even her who was accessing that account, or was it a software expert WIPING OUT ALL TRACES OF HER EMAILS????

Remember this goodie, from ONE YEAR AGO?: "Lois Lerner, the IRS official placed on paid leave for her role in targeting conservative groups, still has full access to her IRS computer and has logged in since being placed on leave, National Review Online reports." Lois Lerner Reportedly Still Has Access to IRS System

33 posted on 06/16/2014 6:43:47 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
AND:

Far Left Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Used Private Email Account for Government Business

34 posted on 06/16/2014 6:46:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: entropy12

This “lost them” story is getting buried as deep as deep can get by the television news media. Even Foxnews isn’t talking about it. It’s Iraq, Iraq, Iraq with Fox blaming The One and everyone else blaming Bush. And CNN right now is running a rerun of the rerun they had the other day about the OJ Simpson car chase from 20 years ago.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 6:58:10 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

In the REAL United States of America Lois Lerner and her bosses would be in Federal prison.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 7:32:18 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: entropy12

Duh...even teeny, tiny companies do BACK-UPS!!! Are they trying to claim the IRS didn’t do that???


37 posted on 06/16/2014 7:43:32 PM PDT by boatbums (Proud member of the Free Republic Bible Thumpers Brigade.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
And the emails also exist in the mailbox of whoever you are corresponding with so it can be gotten from there. STOP THE LYING!!!!!

Is the White House claiming its computers crashed, too? Because the committee is interested in what the WH sent the IRS in emails and what came back to them from the IRS. The WH, therefore, should have the SAME emails they are looking for.

38 posted on 06/16/2014 7:49:42 PM PDT by boatbums (Proud member of the Free Republic Bible Thumpers Brigade.)
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To: chessplayer

There is something to be said about having multiple scandals.
Only the last 1 or 2 remain in the news. I was warning everyone about Obummer before the elections. I lived in his neighborhood in Chicago for many years.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 7:57:11 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: 1010RD

Please read my post #39.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 7:58:46 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

Hyde Park?


41 posted on 06/16/2014 8:15:06 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Signalman

We got awho;e nother day too


42 posted on 06/16/2014 8:16:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom¬Ö)
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To: entropy12
There is something to be said about having multiple scandals. Only the last 1 or 2 remain in the news.

So you're basically saying that America is moving from an era of President as moral leader of the country to President so ruthless and unethical that he overwhelms the nation with scandals in order to keep them on the back of their heels and flat-footed?

-PJ

43 posted on 06/16/2014 8:19:17 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: Political Junkie Too

Yes, sad but true. When you elect a community organizer and Acorn lawyer with ZERO experience in running anything, not even a hot dog stand, you are left with crass politics and incompetence.

Shame on those republicans and conservatives who abstained in 2012 by the millions. They are responsible for the destruction of this country right before our eyes.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 9:22:27 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

Welcome to 0BowMao’s America where lawlessness is rewarded, but only if you are a government crook. The rest of you peons shall go to jail.


45 posted on 06/16/2014 9:39:08 PM PDT by RocketMan1 (Creepy Ass Cracka.)
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To: entropy12

Shame on the people who DIDN’T vote for the clown? Really?


46 posted on 06/17/2014 1:18:02 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: entropy12

My feeling is that we have missed the boat on doing anything. As soon as Lerner pleaded the 5th, a search warrant should have been issued for any and all computers that she used accessing IRS business (home and office) and phones. To me, it seems very likely that alot of business was conducted via yahoo, msn, aol pseudo email accounts. A thorough search of all the hard drives and memories would have turned up a treasure trove of information. I’m sure with all the stone walling of the past year, alot of incineration of cell phones and hard drives were carried out by key folks at the IRS and White House.

As for now, I am waiting for some brave civil servant or contractor at the IRS to step out from the shadows and call BS. We can only hope that someone will wake up and see the madness that this regime has created.


47 posted on 06/17/2014 2:07:36 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: wastoute

Absolute shame, yes. It is very sad to see the destruction of USA carried on by Obummer. I warned every one but some were consumed with hate of the republican nominee. I lived many years in Chicago, actually spend a few years in Obummer’s residence neighborhood. I know him like the back of my hand.


48 posted on 06/17/2014 5:12:43 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

Ths shame is those who DID vote for the clown. They should never be allowed to vote again.


49 posted on 06/17/2014 7:28:09 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

Well...there is always going to be the low-information voters, the lazy who depend on gov’t checks, and the die hard rich liberals who will always vote for Obama and clones.

I have given up on that crowd. But why intelligent people would abstain on election day because the candidate is not their first or second or third choice? Romney was at bottom of my list, but I voted more against Obummer than for Romney in the general. As a Chicagoan most of my life, I know that crowd real well.


50 posted on 06/17/2014 8:10:35 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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