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IRS Has Lost More E-mails . . . [from 6 more IRS employees who are under investigation]
National Review ^ | June 17, 2014 | Eliana Johnson

Posted on 06/17/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT by grundle

It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.

The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.

The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the targeting. They expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”

If Lerner is the central figure in the scandal — Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa said Monday evening he believes she was the senior-most official involved — Flax may be an important auxiliary figure. E-mails produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the group Judicial Watch show Flax giving the green light to Lerner’s request to meet with Department of Justice officials to explore the possibility of criminally prosecuting nonprofit groups — at the suggestion of Democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse — for engaging in political activity after declaring on their application for nonprofit status that they had no plans to do so.

E-mails uncovered by the committee last week showed that, in preparation for her meeting with the Department of Justice, Lerner and one of her advisers transmitted 1.1 million pages of data on nonprofit groups, including confidential taxpayer information, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, potentially in violation of federal law.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: emails; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; lerner; loislerner
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

“Scrubbed” more emails as none are ever “lost”.
Perhaps if people started being arrested for this, such BS would cease.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 9:16:14 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: grundle

Everyone involved in the scandal conveniently had a hard drive crash. LOL! This is nothing but a big F U from the White House.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 9:17:13 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: grundle

And all the republican geldings wring their hands.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 9:17:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: grundle

I’m sure the NSA can provide copies...................


5 posted on 06/17/2014 9:18:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: grundle

So basically, everyone who is under investigation has suffered a computer crash that has wiped out all their e-mails.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 9:18:42 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: nhwingut

Eggs Ackley ... the republicants will not do anything meaningful about it and the regime of little barry bastard boy knows that so they do as they damned well please in their rush to end America.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 9:19:07 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Darksheare
Perhaps if people started being arrested for this, such BS would cease.

If it weren't electronic and they weren't Democrats, they'd have been in jail long ago. There are laws against obstruction of justice and evidence tampering. The problem is that the watchdog is working for the criminals.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: skeeter

Its getting difficult to even comment on the criminality of this adminstration. Just another day and another kick in the teeth.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 9:19:56 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: MHGinTN

Don’t want to make waves during an election year! We got this in the bag /s


10 posted on 06/17/2014 9:20:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SpaceBar

Do these people really think that we are so stupid as to believe this BS?


11 posted on 06/17/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT by silverkor
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To: Darksheare

And to think how hard the liberals came down on Nixon for 18 1/2 minutes of blank tape.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 9:24:30 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: grundle

Math Contest:

What is one chance in a million raised to the 7th power?


13 posted on 06/17/2014 9:24:42 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: grundle

Just a stupid question but didn’t her emails go to someone.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 9:25:14 AM PDT by kempster
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To: skeeter

By doing nothing, the gop risks losing its base and dampening November turnout, as millions are disgusted with the inaction to obvious criminality. That in turn leads to ‘Rats keeping the sinate, and doing okay in the house, and then figuring they have an electoral mandate for even more criminality.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 9:25:36 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: grundle

Do you realize how many thieves there must be in the government and news media to have this kind of stuff happen?


16 posted on 06/17/2014 9:25:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: silverkor

Issa says he thinks that Lerner is the most senior official involved I think he is wrong I think that would be OHB with out a doubt.......just my 2 cents


17 posted on 06/17/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by silverkor
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To: grundle

We all need to go back to sleep. Nothing to see here. Just move along. Lean back and relax, it really isn’t rape, just non-consensual sexual actvities, you’ll heal up in a day or two.

The criminals inhabiting Congress will do nothing. And, there will be a new crisis in a news cylce or so.

It is called swarming the defense. You can’t investigate everything and everything overwhelms the resources and the will to resist.

Obama Odingo will continue to bait, prod, provoke and marginalize normalcy until normalcy hides under the bed hoping the nightmare will end but no longer capable of ending it.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 9:26:46 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: silverkor
Do these people really think that we are so stupid as to believe this BS?

No, I honestly believe there's a major element of "we've found a story you can't disprove and there isn't anything you can do about it" in this. They're smirking about it, like the movie gangster who sneers, "ya got no proof!"

19 posted on 06/17/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: silverkor

Yes, and too many of your fellow Americans ARE this stupid. Look at what they elected for leader!


20 posted on 06/17/2014 9:27:50 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: InterceptPoint

One in ten to the 42’nd power.

You’d have better odds picking out a particular proton in the universe.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 9:27:59 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: kempster
Just a stupid question but didn’t her emails go to someone.

Never mind the watchdogs in the news media, is there a republican with access to a microphone who might pass your question along?

I guess not.

22 posted on 06/17/2014 9:28:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: grundle

I bet we will find that the IT person responsible for backing this data up and recovering it when needed, has unfortunately died at some point in the last several months. The new IT person will find that there was negligence on the part of the dead person which prevents recovery of the email.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT by nitzy
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To: Billthedrill; silverkor

There is also an element of

“Yeah, stick it to the conservatives!”


24 posted on 06/17/2014 9:28:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: grundle

IRS: Oops. Our hard drives crashed. Sorry about that.

http://www.garner-products.com/HD-3WXL.htm


25 posted on 06/17/2014 9:29:34 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: grundle

Shocking. I’m sure Der Schwartzenfuhrer will get right on this after his next round of golf.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 9:29:50 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; Billthedrill

Yeah, 18 and a half minutes of tape versus two years worth of more than likely incriminating emails, yeah.
Crickets from the press.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 9:32:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: grundle

If the IRS IT people assert that they cannot recover these emails then they should all be fired as incompetent.

If the emails are subsequently recovered then the IT people who made this assertion should be prosecuted to the maximum.

Start squeezing them - and hard.


28 posted on 06/17/2014 9:32:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: grundle
Remember, it was the cover up that brought down a lot of people during the Watergate investigation. Could this mean a lot of people at the IRS could lose their jobs, and both Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder could say goodbye to their jobs?
29 posted on 06/17/2014 9:35:08 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: grundle

“The buck stops here!” - Harry S Truman

“Stuff happens. Move on. It’s old news. It’s Bush’s fault.” - Barry H. Obama


30 posted on 06/17/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Dead Corpse

Actually, I think that would be Das Schwartzefuehrer, but whatever!


32 posted on 06/17/2014 9:38:42 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: silverkor

“Do these people really think that we are so stupid as to believe this BS?”

They don’t care what you believe. They only care that they can provide a story and talking points. They know that their side doesn’t care about the truth. Their side only cares about what they see as ‘victory’.


35 posted on 06/17/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: grundle
King Obama’s communists head of the DOJ, Holder, will never allow a special prosecutor be set up. We are under the communists dictatorship of almost like terrorists.
36 posted on 06/17/2014 9:51:54 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: grundle
What has set us apart from most of the world for a long time is justice and the rule of law. That's gone. Gone. obama and his followers have made Amerika unexceptional.
37 posted on 06/17/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: grundle

Of course. And what will Congress do besides nothing?


38 posted on 06/17/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: grundle

Bump


39 posted on 06/17/2014 9:55:20 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: grundle

From what I read in one of the articles, the IRS IT may have destroyed or trashed the hard drive years ago. Deliberate destruction of evidence. Could it be that was the plan all along? Not that the Holder FBI will lift a finger to run this to ground.


40 posted on 06/17/2014 9:55:42 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Darksheare

For those in Congress with the inability to read between the lines, there’s something in those emails to incriminate the WH. Thus all of our tax dollars will be used to cover it up.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: grundle

Not a smidgen...


42 posted on 06/17/2014 10:01:33 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: grundle

BS.
just ask the NSA for copies


43 posted on 06/17/2014 10:05:10 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)w)
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To: grundle

It’s time to toss these a$$hats in jail and make them prove their innocence.


44 posted on 06/17/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: grundle
FUBAR has become De rigueur....

in Washington D.C. and most State Capitals, local elections and even many/most school boards..

45 posted on 06/17/2014 10:12:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: grundle

Quite a day so far in Obama’s Amerika. SCOTUS rulings on further infringements of our religious liberties and right to bear arms and a congress that is so dysfunctional that they won’t act on criminal activity being conducted from an arm of the government that will do whatever it pleases against the citizenry.


46 posted on 06/17/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: grundle

I think the White House is trying to provoke an uprising, which they believe they can quickly suppress. They have a surprise coming.


47 posted on 06/17/2014 10:27:07 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: silverkor
Do these people really think that we are so stupid as to believe this BS?

Yes.

48 posted on 06/17/2014 10:29:30 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: grundle

Oh, their disks crashed too?

What a joke.

Arrest and imprison them until they comply.


49 posted on 06/17/2014 10:31:28 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I think the White House is trying to provoke an uprising, which they believe they can quickly suppress. They have a surprise coming.

They better pray to God someone doesn't expose the home addresses of these people.

50 posted on 06/17/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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