Skip to comments.IRS Has Lost More E-mails . . . [from 6 more IRS employees who are under investigation]
Posted on 06/17/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT by grundle
Its not just Lois Lerners e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it cant 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 Lerners e-mails rekindled the scandal and todays 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 Lerners 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.
“Scrubbed” more emails as none are ever “lost”.
Perhaps if people started being arrested for this, such BS would cease.
Everyone involved in the scandal conveniently had a hard drive crash. LOL! This is nothing but a big F U from the White House.
And all the republican geldings wring their hands.
I’m sure the NSA can provide copies...................
So basically, everyone who is under investigation has suffered a computer crash that has wiped out all their e-mails.
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.
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.
Its getting difficult to even comment on the criminality of this adminstration. Just another day and another kick in the teeth.
Don’t want to make waves during an election year! We got this in the bag /s
Do these people really think that we are so stupid as to believe this BS?
And to think how hard the liberals came down on Nixon for 18 1/2 minutes of blank tape.
What is one chance in a million raised to the 7th power?
Just a stupid question but didn’t her emails go to someone.
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.
Do you realize how many thieves there must be in the government and news media to have this kind of stuff happen?
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
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.
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!"
Yes, and too many of your fellow Americans ARE this stupid. Look at what they elected for leader!
One in ten to the 42’nd power.
You’d have better odds picking out a particular proton in the universe.
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.
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.
There is also an element of
“Yeah, stick it to the conservatives!”
IRS: Oops. Our hard drives crashed. Sorry about that.
Shocking. I’m sure Der Schwartzenfuhrer will get right on this after his next round of golf.
Yeah, 18 and a half minutes of tape versus two years worth of more than likely incriminating emails, yeah.
Crickets from the press.
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.
“The buck stops here!” - Harry S Truman
“Stuff happens. Move on. It’s old news. It’s Bush’s fault.” - Barry H. Obama
Actually, I think that would be Das Schwartzefuehrer, but whatever!
“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’.
Of course. And what will Congress do besides nothing?
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.
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.
Not a smidgen...
just ask the NSA for copies
It’s time to toss these a$$hats in jail and make them prove their innocence.
in Washington D.C. and most State Capitals, local elections and even many/most school boards..
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.
I think the White House is trying to provoke an uprising, which they believe they can quickly suppress. They have a surprise coming.
Oh, their disks crashed too?
What a joke.
Arrest and imprison them until they comply.
They better pray to God someone doesn't expose the home addresses of these people.