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Trail Of Lost IRS Emails Might Lead To White House
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by raptor22

Scandal: One of the seven people, including Lois Lerner who lost emails from the period of Tea Party targeting by the IRS, served as chief of staff to former IRS head Steven Miller. She also made 35 visits to the White House.

The funny thing about emails is that they are never orphans. When you send one, there's always a recipient who has his or her own copy. The "lost" Lois Lerner emails had recipients. How about subpoenas to all of them during the Tea Party targeting period? That should help find what we need to know — or maybe not.

It seems six more IRS officials have lost critical emails from that period, a seeming statistical impossibility that shouts out a conspiracy to obstruct justice, and more violations of the Federal Records Act, which requires paper copies of these emails to be printed and stored just in case of computer problems.

One of those officials who received Lerner emails and also lost them was Nikole Flax, chief of staff to former IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal, visited the White House more than most Cabinet members.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; govtabuse; hollypaz; irs; irsscandal; irsteapartyscandal; koskinen; lerneremails; nicoleflax; nikoleflax; obama; scandals; taxes; taxesirs; teaparty; tyranny
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1 posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


2 posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:28 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

Is water wet?


3 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:02 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: raptor22

Might? MIGHT?

I hate this government.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:23 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: raptor22

Imagine if there was a free press in the USA, reporting and investigating and such.

You may say I’m a dreamer…


5 posted on 06/20/2014 6:18:19 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: raptor22

Geeze, would they just for once connect some OBVIOUS dots and at least make some accusations that would lead to wherever, but at least they whould appear to be fighting this criminal regime.

Anybody with half a brain cell can see this is an obvious criminal conspiracy that was hatched and run from the white house. Now anyone with a microphone get out there and educate some dummies.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 6:21:24 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: raptor22

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen ADMITTED he lied
to Congress and withheld KEY INFORMATION from the
Committee to protect .... Obama, Cummings, etc.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 6:23:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: raptor22
Time to expose the cover-up!
8 posted on 06/20/2014 6:23:22 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: raptor22

Maybe they’re in the same place that Hillary’s billing records were.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 6:23:37 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: raptor22

There is no question they involve the WH. No other reason to go to this much trouble or risk. They could just throw Lerner under the bus. No ... they protecting people here that they can’t throw under the bus.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 6:24:01 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


11 posted on 06/20/2014 6:24:50 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22
Trail Of Lost IRS Emails Might Lead To White House


12 posted on 06/20/2014 6:25:33 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: raptor22
YA THINK?
13 posted on 06/20/2014 6:25:50 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: raptor22

14 posted on 06/20/2014 6:25:59 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: raptor22

Absolutely. It’s an obvious conspiracy to obstruct justice and Obama is the Conspirator-in-chief.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 6:29:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: raptor22

It has to be REALLY bad if you can convince people to get in front of a congressional committee and television cameras and make some of the stupidest statements ever uttered.

“No....every computer crashed.....and then they all exploded.....and then they all caught fire......and then we threw them away.....and some hackers must have stole them out of the garbage dump.....and they were aliens and took all the computers to Mars......yeah......that’s exactly how it happened.....on my honor as a Democrat.”


16 posted on 06/20/2014 6:30:39 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: raptor22
What's with the " might "? Does. Why else would this lawless bunch of criminals be defying logic and reason...and the law?
17 posted on 06/20/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: raptor22
What's with the " might "? Why else would this lawless bunch of criminals be defying logic and reason...and the law?
18 posted on 06/20/2014 6:33:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: raptor22

All roads lead to the criminals in the whitehouse but.........the feckless cowards have no balls to demand they be removed


19 posted on 06/20/2014 6:34:17 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


20 posted on 06/20/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

MIGHT?


21 posted on 06/20/2014 6:37:00 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: raptor22

The WH already said there were no emails. But if she made 35 visits to the WH, that’s a lie. At minimum, she would have had to make visit requests.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 6:37:07 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: Diogenesis

Then he was offended because in 27 years no one had ever said they didn’t believe him. What an arrogant p.o.s.!

They act like they know nothing will happen to them. And, sadly, they’re right. Our only hope is a republican get elected president and doesn’t turn out to be like the previous republicans and say “We need to move on.”


23 posted on 06/20/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: raptor22

“Inherent Contempt” and Congress should get off their lazy asses and Use the Power Of the Constitution. Jail Every Last person that does not bring the evidence requested, or answer the question posed. Let them rot for a few months without visitors and watch them start changing their tune.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Diogenesis

Will they throw the book at him or will they just give him a tongue-lashing and then tuck him in and kiss him goodnight?

If the latter is true, there is no need to hold these fake “hearings”.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Diogenesis

Cover up. Charge Koskinen and get him to rat out those above him.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 6:42:34 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: raptor22

It might, but as long as Boehner is Obama’s lap dog, we’ll never know.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: raptor22

I’ll bet the NSA has a few copies...


28 posted on 06/20/2014 6:44:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: GOPJ

Have the Koch Brothers bribe Snowden for the data, LOL


29 posted on 06/20/2014 6:47:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: raptor22

Bob Woodward says reporters don’t have the time anymore to do in depth investigative journalism anymore. RANK HYPOCRISY.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 6:48:39 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: raptor22
The egregious, in-your-face, bird-flipping continues unabated. All because the criminals know they can do whatever they want with impunity. TOTAL IMPUNITY!!!

This entire travesty is at the feet of the GOP-e who continue to prove themselves worthless eunuchs on the political battlefield. I spit on all of them and I'll be damned if they ever again get one iota of support from me, not financially nor (if it even matters anymore) in the voting booth. Spineless, cowardly bastards!

31 posted on 06/20/2014 6:56:41 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: raptor22
It seems six more IRS officials have lost critical emails from that period, a seeming statistical impossibility...

Democrats are lowlife liars... all the Presidents Men...

32 posted on 06/20/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: GOPJ

I believe it was a Texas congressman, Cruz or Stockman, who formally requested those records from the NSA.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 7:01:03 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: ronnie raygun
...the feckless cowards have no balls to demand they be removed

You might want to consider rephrasing that a bit...

34 posted on 06/20/2014 7:02:33 PM PDT by MortMan ("Homeland" may be a documentary.)
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To: raptor22

Instead of looking for a little piece of tape on the door, just kick the damn thing in!

Issa et all are putz


35 posted on 06/20/2014 7:03:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: raptor22

Duh... ya think?

You don’t get scores of visits to the WH without some emails back and forth about the topics under discussion. We know the visits took place, and I bet that they are highly unusual compared with past Administrations. So, did they only talk in person (unusual in itself), or did they (Lerner and other IRS personnel and the WH people they met with) ever have other communications? Hmmmm?


36 posted on 06/20/2014 7:14:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: raptor22

The White Hut and the CONgress SCUM who were involved.

TREASON you POS Levin.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 7:19:46 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: raptor22

WHAT HAPPENED TO LERNER’S REPLACEMENT HARD DRIVE?

When a HD crashes and needs to be replaced (either with a new HD or another computer with new HD), normally files including emails are recovered and transferred to the new HD. If the hard drive had files that couldn’t be recovered, the backup system would be used to rebuild files and then a transfer of these files to the new HD would be performed.

After transfer, the new HD should have files on it for the most recent 6 month period before the date of IT servicing. Here’s the kicker—Lois Lerner and ALL IRS EMPLOYEES should have other backups/record of their files (either hard copies and/or electronic) because they know the backup system only goes back 6 months. If this weren’t the case, nobody at IRS would have any record of communications beyond 6 months! IT’S NOT REASONABLE (POSSIBLE) THAT ANYONE AT IRS WOULD HAVE MORE THAN 6 MONTHS OF DATA LOSS (INCLUDING EMAIL)!

There is also an IT department/service “paper trail” for all this.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 7:29:46 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

But, you’re not the only one

La la la la la....


39 posted on 06/20/2014 7:33:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: MilesVeritatis

Not to mention e-mails are NOT a point to point transmission. They go to a “post office” so to speak. Now, for most E-mails, there are two post offices. One for the sender, and one for the reciver. I could believe that the emails, given their nature, all went through a single post office (server) since they are likely from the same domain.. but are they?

Lerners domain is likely a irs.gov for her email. Zero’s would likely be a whitehouse.gov or something like that.. could it be the same server? ya, but unlikely..

All these machines have back ups, all these machines have raid (redundant array (of) inexpensive drives) and it’s very very very very rare that there is not also another form of back up.

The administration is buying time and trying to kick the can. he can’t start the pardons yet.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 7:47:41 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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I agree that it’s a delay tactic, among other things.

My major point is that they goofed in claiming a TWO YEAR time period. The longest period that ANYONE at IRS can reasonably lose data is SIX MONTHS and not two years.


41 posted on 06/20/2014 7:53:00 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: raptor22
Take a look at this link to the IRS website listing the rules governing handling and storage of emails. Why aren't Republicans like Ryan and Gowdy hitting the IRS illegitimate sodomizers with subpoenas and demanding to know how they can make such specious claims as though the wayward emails were lost due to one hard-drive crash? What the he!! is the matter with people?
42 posted on 06/20/2014 7:55:54 PM PDT by Montana_Sam (Truth lives.)
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To: raptor22

If only Nixon had been a Democrat.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 8:10:02 PM PDT by alrea
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To: DanielRedfoot
Imagine if there was a free press in the USA, reporting and investigating and such.

You may say I’m a dreamer…

But you're not the only one.

44 posted on 06/20/2014 8:30:55 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: GOPJ

these guys probably have a copy or 2.
http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/20/the-irs-had-a-contract-with-an-email-bac


45 posted on 06/20/2014 9:20:27 PM PDT by patriot5186
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To: raptor22

MIGHT??? Of COURSE it goes right to OBAMA!! He is EVIL!


46 posted on 06/21/2014 2:27:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!


47 posted on 06/21/2014 2:29:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: raptor22

Please add me to your IRS scandal ping list.
Thanks!


48 posted on 06/21/2014 5:49:27 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: patriot5186
Best to wait until the IRS criminals testify (lie) under oath... then ‘find’ the lost emails... Easy jail time...
49 posted on 06/21/2014 7:48:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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Best to wait ‘til IRS liars testify under oath... then ‘discover’ the lost emails...


50 posted on 06/21/2014 7:54:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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