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GOP: IRS lost more emails in tea party affair
Politico ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | RACHAEL BADE

Posted on 06/17/2014 2:31:21 PM PDT by mandaladon

Republicans on Tuesday charged that the IRS has lost emails of a half dozen of its employees involved in the tea party targeting controversy, including a top aide to the now-fired acting IRS commissioner.

In addition to losing two years’ worth of emails sent and received by Lois Lerner, the central figure in the scandal, the IRS “cannot produce records from six other IRS employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups,” Ways and Means Republicans said in a release. That includes Nikole Flax, who was the chief of staff for Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner who was fired by President Barack Obama after an inspector general blasted the agency for the inappropriate scrutiny of tax-exempt applications. The IRS did not respond to repeated requests for comment, but at least one top Democrat decried a rush to judgment by Republicans.

“It is unfortunate that the IRS experienced equipment failure that resulted in several computers crashing and some email data being lost from Lois Lerner’s hard drive between 2009 and 2011,” Sander Levin, the top Democrat on Ways and Means said. “But every equipment failure is not a conspiracy.”

The revelation is the latest turn in a scandal that Democrats had hoped would have gone away months ago, but instead continues to be fueled by new accusations that Republicans, and some nonpartisan observers, say require further probe in the run up to the midterm elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emails; fraud; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; lerner; lerneremails; loislerner; lost; lostandfound; lostnotfound
Unreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 posted on 06/17/2014 2:31:21 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
POLITICO has also learned the names of the other five officials who the GOP say the IRS lost emails in a computer crash. According to the committee, they also include: Michelle Eldridge, supervisory public affairs specialist; Kimberly Kitchens, an agent; Julie Chen, another agent; Tyler Chumny, an IRS supervisory agent; and Nancy Heagney, an agent...................Get them to testify soon.
2 posted on 06/17/2014 2:33:24 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: mandaladon

Sander Levin must the same guy in the Phillipines you get when you call Dell tech support.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: mandaladon

Just the Commie-in-Chief’s way of saying, “What you gonna do bout it?”

We all know the answer.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 2:33:51 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: mandaladon

I better rush home so that I can see this lead off the evening news at NBC/CBS/ABC etc. This is the part that is the most unreal....


5 posted on 06/17/2014 2:40:01 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Dick Boner will call back from his tanning and toning bed...
6 posted on 06/17/2014 2:40:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: mandaladon

How convenient...


7 posted on 06/17/2014 2:44:45 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: mandaladon
Over at DU there are several people who say this is starting to look like a coverup.

One person said they read a Peggy Noonan article today which comparies this to Nixon and he said he is leaning that way also.

There are the usual defenders who are saying everybody has to deal with computer crashes but they are getting shot down as many know this is irrelevant.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 2:46:11 PM PDT by what's up
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To: mandaladon

The really big issue here is not the missing emails. It is: What is the GOP going to do about it?


9 posted on 06/17/2014 2:46:45 PM PDT by AdaGray (q)
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To: mandaladon

10 posted on 06/17/2014 2:56:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mandaladon

They haven’t lost squat. They’re hiding them.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 3:11:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: AdaGray

“The really big issue here is not the missing emails. It is: What is the GOP going to do about it?”

No, go after the missing emails. Ignore the DOJ. An IRS government contractor is responsible for disaster recovery and the ability to recover emails. Find out who that was and initiate an Inspector General investigation into them for malicious breach of contract and fraud. They will squeal.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 3:14:30 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: AdaGray

What is the GOP going to do about it?

Are you kidding?

They will CONTINUE to impose RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE,
gay marriage, polygamy, bestiality, open borders,
continue to pass Laws only for others,
continue to profit by their EXEMPTIONS,
and continue to ignore criminal behavior and treason.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 3:17:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: mandaladon

Past time to build the gallows. They had their chance.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 3:18:10 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: mandaladon

It appears that those “low level IRS employees in Cincinnati” are still running amok.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 3:32:07 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s right, and the GOP should stop saying lost. Call it just what it is to anyone who asks.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 3:36:19 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: mandaladon

Claiming the emails are lost seems like a very dangerous strategy. This data may have been saved redundantly along the way -unofficially. Imagine some technician being told a server was backup and needs to be replaced, they takes it upon themselves to make a copy -just in case.

Otherwise, if an Edward Snowden emerges from the IRS they nuke whatever country he flees too.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: AdaGray
The really big issue here is not the missing emails. It is: What is the GOP going to do about it?


18 posted on 06/17/2014 3:52:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: mandaladon

If I remember correctly from a Grand Jury stint if the IRS audits you and you cannot find your records they just assume that you are guilty because you can’t prove them wrong, I wonder if the door swings both ways.

And if they find you did something wrong during the audit and they go back several years and you did it wrong in those years they can just assume you have done it wrong for all the years you’ve been paying taxes and no longer have records because they say you only have to keep them 3 years.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 4:51:23 PM PDT by tiki
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To: FreeInWV
An IRS government contractor is responsible for disaster recovery and the ability to recover emails. Find out who that was and initiate an Inspector General investigation into them for malicious breach of contract and fraud. They will squeal.

Time for us to get busy then. The information is out there because the Gov. loves paper work. We just need to dig.
20 posted on 06/17/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tenger
ETE Enterprises says this:

We have worked on a variety of high profile projects for the U.S. Government over the past nine years including: Don't know the recency of their work but I'm pretty sure they're still in the IRS contracting game. Somewhere I read the IRS spent $2 Billion on IT so it could be a different division.
21 posted on 06/17/2014 7:04:18 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: mandaladon

at least we know theres at least 6 criminals working at IRS


22 posted on 06/17/2014 10:43:12 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: mandaladon
This is the cover of Newsweek October 13th 1997

NOTHING HAS CHANGED!


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:34:43 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ha!


24 posted on 06/18/2014 8:48:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: what's up

And how many are saying they don’t care if it’s illegal and a coverup as long as the targets were conservatives?


25 posted on 06/18/2014 8:52:08 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: MrB
Surprisingly none.

Some are saying it's the rule of law and if that broke down we'd be in trouble.

26 posted on 06/18/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT by what's up
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To: mandaladon

Bizarro world, Obama’s government is lawless.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 12:11:23 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: what's up

I guess they don’t understand whom they are supporting then.

Ad Hoc rule is part and parcel of leftism.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 12:43:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Yep and some are still saying they don't care.

But I was surprised by the number of people who don't like what's happening with this scandal.

29 posted on 06/18/2014 12:47:40 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Well, those “don’t care”s are the guys that want the gov’t to be used against their “enemies” regardless of whether it’s lawful to do it or not.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 12:50:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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