Skip to comments.IRS canceled e-mail back-up service – weeks after Lerner hard drive crash
Posted on 06/23/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by chessplayer
The coincidences just keep on a-rolling in the IRS targeting scandal. It turns out that the IRS didnt just pay some low-level schlep to recycle backup server tapes on a six-month basis to maintain their e-mail records. They paid an outside firm, Sonasoft, to archive that data for long-term retrieval or at least they did. That contract got canceled just weeks after Lois Lerners hard-drive failure, the Daily Caller learned:
Update: J.E. Dyer has lots more about Sonasoft at Liberty Unyielding:
Whatever Sonasofts obligations after the contract was terminated, its clear that the company had a relevant contractual obligation to the IRS at the time of the supposed email loss. There seems to be no question that Sonasofts knowledge of the email catastrophe needs to be investigated.
But theres more to this drama and its (go figure) political. Sonasoft is a small company, founded and run in Silicon Valley by a Mr. Nand (Andy) Khanna. It isnt clear whether Andy Khanna is any relation to Rohit (Ro) Khanna, a Pennsylvania-born attorney who served as an Obama appointee in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is now a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in the 17th district of California (in Silicon Valley). But what is clear is that the two other members of Sonasofts board of directors the members other than Andy Khanna are both working hard to get Ro Khanna elected.
Here are the players. On the Sonasoft board of directors, Dr. Romesh K. Japra, M.D., is the chairman of the board. The board director is Mr. Romi Randhawa, whose day job is president and CEO of HPM Networks, another Silicon Valley IT company.
And then theres Ro Khanna. Khanna has connections to Obama that go way back, to Obamas first run for the Illinois state senate, when Khanna was at the University of Chicago as an undergrad. Will Burns, a Chicago Democratic political operative, recruited Khanna to walk precincts with Obama during the campaign, and Khanna was reportedly star-struck
Be sure to read the rest, as its too lengthy and complicated to excerpt.
They can’t have cancelled backup. There are laws requiring redundancy backups 6 times over and they couldn’t just decide internally to stop backing up.
If this is so, I am sure all those with back taxes issues were also all wiped off the map.
It is time for appointment of a House Special Prosecutor on the IRS Voter Targeting Scandal.
THE REAL REASON the IRS claims Lerner’s(and other IRS staff’s) email were ‘lost’ IS because of what is NOT in their emails.
Our corrupt politicians and appointees have found that their EMAILS are subject to scrutiny. SO, they use secondary email accounts with false names. Since so much of their communication has been with these alias accounts, a review of their regular accounts would show that the things they SHOULD have been discussing via email are not in their regular email messages.
This would lead to questions, and lead to finding out the huge scope of this ‘alias’ email problem. It would expose the fact that this problem is government wide.
So... they came up with the ‘crash’ story to keep investigators from looking for the alias email communications which is where the really incriminating evidence lies.
Everyone is focused on those ‘lost’ emails when the truth is that they wouldn’t contain anything incriminating anyway.
Obstruction of justice charges are worth about ten years in federal prison, it’s time we started enforcing the law.
Does anyone have a bullet list of actions by date?
date 1: IRS emails requested
date 2: harddrive destroyed
date 3: offsite backup service contract cancelled
. . .
But Sonasofts six-year business relationship with the IRS came to an abrupt end at the close of fiscal year 2011
Perhaps the dates can be found here
June 13, 2011: Lois Lerners computer allegedly crashes, causing all emails that Lerner sent and received between January 2009 and April 2011, to be lost. (Source)
September 8, 2011: The IRS abruptly cancels its longtime (2005-11) relationship with Sonasoft, a San Jose-based email-archiving company and email-storage contractor
August 13, 2013: According to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and his colleague, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois Lerner has been using a non-official, personal email account to conduct official government business. This is a violation of U.S. law, which requires those employed by federal agencies to retain all of their emails in the event that they are someday needed for lawsuits or congressional investigations. (Source)
August 2013: Congress issues its first request that it be provided with all emails sent or received by Lois Lerner from Jan. 1, 2009 to Aug. 2, 2013. (Source)
date 1 May be June 4, 2013 per http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/06/the-irs-scandals-an-evidentiary-note.php