Skip to comments.Report: Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Has Been "Thrown Away"
Posted on 06/19/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
According to a report published late last night in POLITICO, the hard drive belonging to Lois Lerner where the IRS claims her emails to outside agencies and groups like the White House, Department of Justice, FEC, Democrat members of Congress, etc. were stored has been...destroyed.
Ex-IRS official Lois Lerners crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources.
Weve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, said in a brief hallway interview.
So now the IRS wants us to believe Lerner's emails were only stored on her personal hard drive? And not on a backup server somewhere? Come on. Further, why is it that Lerner has emails to employees in the IRS, but her hard drive just happened to "crash" between January 2009-April 2011 and only on the emails to outside sources?
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa didn't buy the excuse when the "lost" emails were announced late last week. Now he's implying the emails were deliberately made to disappear, which is a violation of federal law.
"If the IRS truly got rid of evidence in a way that violated the Federal Records Act and ensured the FBI never got a crack at recovering files from an official claiming a Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, this is proof their whole line about 'losing' e-mails in the targeting scandal was just one more attempted deception," Issa said in a statement to Fox News. "Official records, like the e-mails of a prominent official, don't just disappear without a trace unless that was the intention."
Things just got a lot more criminal.
The latest news suggests such professionals may never get the chance to try again and the IRS has even said its criminal investigators who specialize in rebuilding hard drives to recover hidden information from criminals were unable to restore the data back in 2011.
I believe their rules call for hard copies.
Find who the emails went to or were from the emails should still be in those other places.
Just last month the IRS commissioner testified that the emails had been archived.
No one believes them on Politico. Nearly 10,000 comments as of now.
I work in IT
Had to impound hard drives from people’s computer;s for
legal reasons- usually after been fired and using that for
case against them (Ie having porn on drive, evidence of
The hard drive is just a diversion. Backups are the answer, assuming they haven’t been surgically removed, which is what I think has happened; or at least what the other side tried to accomplish.
Can you say: “OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE?”
destroyed hard drive
Emails get archived on servers. You just have to find out which one.
I bet all the hard drives have been destroyed.
If someone thought destroying the hard drive and the information on it would protect the president, it won’t. If anything it will convince more people that there is something they want to hide, and that something has to be pretty serious. This will haunt Obama till the end of his term.
The hard drive is irrelevant. The server backups should have everything necessary, or the IT guys have committed a federal felony.
Yup. Gone hard drive is a diversion, and a stupid one at that - email servers keep emails for years......
Why aren’t the IT experts screaming about his bogus rabbit trail?
In other news...
Donald Trump filed for personal bankruptcy today claiming massive losses stemming from a hole in his pants’ pocket.
I been in IT for over 30 years. There are copies of those emails somewhere. May have to look at DR backups, rebuild mail stores/mailboxes, or even get some folks to flip bits. I remember going to a PROFS upgrade class a couple of years ago (old IBM email system) and this fella that I was in class with worked for the NSA and we discussed the retrievial of “deleted” emails from one Lt. Col. involved in the IRAN-CONTRA stuff.
You know, when Arthur Andersen got sued out of business over Enron, it was the destryoying of records that put them out of business.
It’s time to push for the end of the IRS, they are a rouge agency, run by a corrupt and violent enemy in the white house.e as the people of the usa cannot tun a blind eye to those who are our enemies>>the Irs is our enemy, the white house as well..either we get the constitution back as rule of law or the country will fall shortly.