Skip to comments.IRS email snafu ‘mind-boggling,’ says IT expert
Posted on 06/17/2014 11:23:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
The IRS inability to locate a trove of emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the center of the departments targeting scandal is mind-boggling, according to an expert in electronic discovery.
Bruce Webster, who has served as a consulting and IT expert in more than 80 civil lawsuits, is astonished by the fact that the IRS could lose two years worth of emails.
It is very well known in both legal and IT circles that as soon as litigation and/or criminal investigation is likely -- not actually initiated, but merely likely -- it is imperative to preserve any relevant electronic documents, even it if means suspending existing practices of, say, email deletion or purging of backup files, he explained in an email to FoxNews.com.
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I’m guessing that: mind boggling = BS.
The 2 years of emails from Obama to Lerner
Well if you think about it long enough and concentrate on who gains most from the snafu then you mind will become unboggled.
Email servers are backed up.
Even if you nuked the server, a backup exists in another state.
Its not hard to explain, they’re lying.
The shriveled up old hag lied to protect her boss who ordered her to sic the irs on the normal people.
Mind boggling only in the idea that they think they can get away with it.
It’s mind boggling that the government has gotten so corrupt that they think no one will do anything about such a blatant in your face lie.
The emails must be pretty damning for Team Obama to be willing to absorb the heat they're going to get for this obvious lie. How much are they going to have to pay Lerner to go to prison for a couple years and keep her mouth shut.
Just keep locking them up until somebody starts yapping.
AG Holder, begin the arrests! Oh. Crap.
The implicit assumption of this statement is that the evidence would exonerate you.
If the evidence convicts you, you might as well try to destroy as much of it as you can.
They need to subpoena the IT guys. They have no dog in this fight and they won’t risk lying. If they were told to lose the emails that will come out. Nobody I know would do something like that without written instructions. (And, making their own backup.) Several times I printed out emails and took them home. I also wrote memos for the record, which are acceptable as evidence if written at the time of the occurrence.
They don't even bother to pretend that she's independent. She's gone to the mattresses with the family.
He put a political stooge as the head of the IRS. We should be storming the building with torches at this point.
This is very serious business and the sort of legal penalties that can be applied are potentially devastating. The organization for which I was email administrator for six years had me making archive tapes on the strength of newspaper stories. In any normal IT world, if the judge asks for it and you don't have it, you have a real problem. If the IRS is a special organization to which this does not apply then they are literally above the law.
I still want to know if anyone has checked hitlary’s closet.
Oh, com'on, Bruce.
It's not a "fact".
It's a lie.
Mr Lacey is retired military and we have a friend who retired from the IRS. Once we were talking about congressional inquiries/letters from a congressman or senator from a constituent about one thing or another. Mr Lacey was required to drop everything and submit a response within 24 hours. Our IRS friend laughed and said “We just threw those things in the trash!”.
They need to subpoena the vendor that sold the IRS the storage arrays and the software that takes snapshots and clones of the email server farms. Get someone to tell Congress how their system works and why this is an obvious lie. ILM, properly applied would not allow this to happen.
Unless there exists a program that can be initiated to delete targeted data when it becomes necessary...or convenient. If that's the case then another email trail exists that would expose it.
It is long past time to create a permanent office of Independent Prosecutor in this country. It’s scope would be limited to crimes against the constitution and the states rights perpetrated by government officials of any branch. It’s investigations could only begin by a majority vote of both houses of congress, a unanimous vote of the Supreme Court or a vote of 40% of the state governments. The executive branch would not be able to invoke the IP as it has control of the Justice dept and is already able to investigate such crimes unilaterally. Once an IP case is opened all Justice Dept. activity re the same or related crimes must be suspended unless congress authorizes the use of their resources.
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