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IRS canceled e-mail back-up service weeks after Lerner hard drive crash
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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 didn’t 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 Lerner’s hard-drive failure, the Daily Caller learned:

Update: J.E. Dyer has lots more about Sonasoft at Liberty Unyielding:

Whatever Sonasoft’s obligations after the contract was terminated, it’s 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 Sonasoft’s knowledge of the email “catastrophe” needs to be investigated.

But there’s more to this drama – and it’s (go figure) political. Sonasoft is a small company, founded and run in Silicon Valley by a Mr. Nand (Andy) Khanna. It isn’t 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 Sonasoft’s 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 there’s Ro Khanna. Khanna has connections to Obama that go way back, to Obama’s 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 it’s too lengthy and complicated to excerpt.


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1 posted on 06/23/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

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.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: chessplayer

It is time for appointment of a House Special Prosecutor on the IRS Voter Targeting Scandal.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 7:55:56 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: chessplayer

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.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 8:10:54 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: All

Obstruction of justice charges are worth about ten years in federal prison, it’s time we started enforcing the law.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: chessplayer

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
. . .


6 posted on 06/23/2014 10:21:57 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: aimhigh

But Sonasoft’s six-year business relationship with the IRS came to an abrupt end at the close of fiscal year 2011

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3171250/posts


7 posted on 06/23/2014 10:27:33 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: aimhigh

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1935

Perhaps the dates can be found here


8 posted on 06/23/2014 10:32:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: aimhigh

June 13, 2011: Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashes, causing all emails that Lerner sent and received between January 2009 and April 2011, to be lost. (Source)


9 posted on 06/23/2014 10:42:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: aimhigh

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


10 posted on 06/23/2014 10:43:49 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: aimhigh

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)


11 posted on 06/23/2014 10:52:13 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: aimhigh
date 1: IRS emails requested - August 2013
date 2: harddrive destroyed 9/8/11
date 3: offsite backup service contract cancelled 6/13/11
. . . per referenced timeline
12 posted on 06/23/2014 10:57:21 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

date 1 May be June 4, 2013 per http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/06/the-irs-scandals-an-evidentiary-note.php


13 posted on 06/23/2014 1:22:55 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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