Skip to comments.Republicans keep pressing IRS over lost emails from Lerner, six others (Calling IT Professionals!!!)
Posted on 06/19/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT by Innovative
Republicans are still pressing the Obama administration to find missing emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and six other IRS personnel, but the White House insists they are not recoverable.
"As the IRS said, I.T. professionals worked to restore Lerner's hard drive and were unable to do so," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
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I can barely spell IT, but even I know that emails first of all don't reside on computers, but on servers, which are backed up regularly and the data is kept for a long time.
Do you think the IRS would take the chance of tax payers information to disappear and not be able to tell whether people filed their taxes or not?
The Republicans should subpoena the email servers of the IRS. This claim that if someone's office computer crashes, all emails would be lost is totally preposterous, but even on FoxNews, they are not interviewing IT professionals who could explain in plain language that first of all emails are stored in servers and no way would they only be kept for six months in any halfway decent company, especially not in a government organization such as IRS -- they are still talking about her computer crashing -- it doesn't matter! Why isn't someone asking for a subpoena for the IRS servers?!
I just have Hannity on - and he is at least talking about servers, but still not explaining clearly -- and some so-called computer expert who is claiming it's quite possible -- how much money is he getting from the Dems -- maybe they just had "bad policies". !!!
And not just emails, computers are always backed up too!!!
IT Professionals please comment!!!
“Dude,That Was Like Four-Years Ago”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Their claim is that the backup tapes were recycled every 6 months, which is an absurdly short period of time. Especially from the IRS which requires taxpayers to keep records for 7 years!
I imagine White House spokesman Jay Carney would be able to explain this in technical terms, but I'll give it a try in the spirit of their story. Sure, emails are backed up "in the cloud" but with Global Warming (discovered by Nobel Prize winner Al Gore) we're running short on clouds, and all of Lois Lerner's emails evaporated. It's George Bush's fault for not cracking down on CO2 emissions when we had a chance.
The drives and servers are gone. And a bolt of lightning struck “The Cloud”.
Congress needs to subpoena ALL the IT people that could or did work on the server system and put the fear of jail in them.
Call the NSA, they have copies.....
I have a sister(the youngest in our family)who refers to her 5-siblings as”Idiot-Breeders”!!!No SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nothing new for this administration national archives lost part of obamas mothers passport records then they selectively lost part of pertinent travel records.
how many people are involved in covering for this crime syndicate?
If this turns out to be false, BOTH Lerner and Carney need to be in jail!!!!!
Just start charging them with Contempt of Congress. That’ll put a fire under their rear ends answering their questions.
To the extent that the emails pertain to evidence in criminal actions, law enforcement (and not “IT professionals”) should be tasked to recover the information, or, at the absolute least, to secure the evidence. That the chief law enforcement officer of the land failed to do this is telling, at a number of levels.
Just call Snowden.
What they are talking about is physically impossible. I worked on those systems, and there is no local data storage other than cache on a hard drive. The data is held in multiple locations and moved offsite. It is a felony to destroy the data unless ordered to do so under a HSPD, and the data can not be detroyed without Presidential authorization at about 5 difference levels of Management and Sysadmins.
What this means is that the entire Federal Government top to bottom is corrupted. No Sysadmin would do this of his own accord, or else he’d spend the rest of his life in pound me in the ass Federal Prison- not to mention never working again in IT.
By IT professionals, is Jay referring to the type of professionals that were responsible for the rollout of HealthCare.gov?
Did any of these professionals hazard a guess as to the number of times that the sledge hammer was driven into the chassis of her computer?
As a SAN admin/Systems Admin, I can tell you without a doubt that the emails still exist. They need to get some professionals in there, to examine the off-site backups, and Virtual Volume Physical Copies/VV Snapshots ( of which they could have thousands ) and find them. Until they actually call in the pros, and stop talking to people who really have no clue, this investigation is just a joke.