Skip to comments.IRS official: Lois Lerner email trail may not be cold
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:18:23 PM PDT by mandaladon
A top IRS official is now uncertain about whether backup tapes of the lost Lois Lerner emails may exist, according to testimony released by Republicans a potentially significant plot twist in the controversy that has shaken the IRS in recent weeks.
IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane, who oversees the tax-collecting agencys document production to Congress, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in private testimony that hes now unsure whether all the backup tapes with correspondence from the ex-IRS official were recycled.
I dont know if there is a backup tape with information on it or there isnt, he told investigators Thursday, according to a partial transcript released by Republicans on the committee Monday.
The IRS official suggested new information has come to light since the IRS revealed in a June 13 letter to Congress that two years of Lerner emails were lost in a 2011 computer crash. Lerner was the head of the tax-exempt division that singled out conservative groups for additional scrutiny and since has become a lightning rod for Republicans probing the matter.
The IRS had said no copies of Lerners correspondence were available because the agency at the time backed up emails for only six months on tapes then recycled the tapes for reuse, essentially erasing the data. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen also testified to the matter before lawmakers.
Kane suggested that might not be the case.
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Lerners emails are out there somewhere. All the good guys have to do is find those “transparent” little bass turds.
A classic non-answer answer.
Thanks, Doc, keep us posted.
What is “cold” is the complicit EXEMPT Congress
who are NOTHING but miserable self-serving whores
(apologies to whores) who have WORKED at keeping
the border open, WORKED at arming al QAEDA,
and WORKED at moving sex slaves for narcoterrorists,
and incurable disease for Islamic terrorists
into all 57 states.
The missing 18-1/2 minutes?
Lerner knows exactly where those e-mails areâ—whether lost or conveniently erased. Get her back on the stand and arrest her for not answering questions. A few days in the congressional jail will “clear up” her mind.
Get that big fat **** Valerie Jarrett on the stand, under oath.. She’s got ALL the answers, after all.. SHE’S THE PRESIDENT!!!!!
Its a tease. More delaying tactics, BS, spin and obfuscation
How does a computer crashing wipe the hard drive? “We can’t find the emails because the computer crashed”...Oh so in other words the computer locked up and/or rebooted and while it was doing so automatically reformatted the entire HD of the server because that’s what computers do everytime they crash.. What they are trying to pull here is what someone naive about computers would try to do. They are thinking of what happens when you are writing an email and don’t send it or don’t save it. If the computer crashes THEN you will lose what you wrote, but even then most email programs automatically save the email as a draft. What they are saying here is just utter BS.
No worries though— the IRSS hacks will never lose your tax returns ever. As for Blowus Lerner’s e-mails? Not so much.
They’ve eliminated all links to the White House; time to throw her to the wolves.
Yes, the answer is obvious; Culpability.
However, offer immunity from prosecution for those that may come forward with a 'smoking gun' e-mail.
Yep. Suddenly, there will be "the" announcement - "We found them! Hallelujah!!"
And a series of scrubbed, carefully crafted emails will be presented as "evidence" that those hateful Republicans were on a witch hunt and owe poor Lois an apology.
Is this like a Glenn Beck thing, or does Levin actually deliver?
It's the way the Outfit works. Look at Ex-Guv Blago. As long as he keeps quiet, he will get out of federal prison with a pardon, he will never starve, his family will be safe.
I'd water-board the whole class of politicians. They know who bribed them, for what, and how much. Then promise to shoot their entire family if they don't rat out everyone they know.
As far as this IRS scandal goes it’s all about how much misdirection the Dems can pump out into the mass media such as ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC
The e-mail story has nothing to do with a computer terminal.
ALL E-MAILS ARE STORAGE BASED ON A SERVER.
THE US GOVERNMENT IS LYING TO YOU.
So it is with the Vince Foster investigation! We are in a world of hurt and I see no way out. Too much power consolidated among the elite class. Face it, America is probably over because too many have placed their gonads on the mantel in a jar and the liberated women, homosexuals, LGBS, and the politically correct controls them along with the girly boys that someone has elected. It won’t be long until the jackboots are on you neck and they will win, it will just be interesting to see who stands up to it and who folds his tent.