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Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe
Fox News ^ | 23 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/23/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT by mandaladon

The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know "how they found them" or "whether there's anything on them or not." But he said the inspector general's office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any "recoverable" material.

The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress about the missing emails, that backup tapes "no longer exist because they have been recycled."

It is unclear whether the tapes in IG custody contain any Lerner emails, but Koskinen said investigators are now checking.

Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee first raised questions about the backup tapes on Monday, releasing a partial transcript from an interview with IRS official Thomas Kane. In it, Kane said "there is an issue" as to whether all the backup tapes were destroyed. Asked if they might still exist, he said he didn't know but "it's an issue that's being looked at."

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KEYWORDS: irs; lerner
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The House Ways and Means Committee claimed Tuesday that Lerner's hard drive was only "scratched," but not necessarily damaged beyond repair. Asked about that claim on Wednesday, Koskinen claimed not to know much about that allegation. ....................He doesn't seem to know much!
1 posted on 07/23/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I’m thinking of that scene from Lord of the Rings where Frodo is trying hard to throw the ring in the lava and Gollum is all tryin’ to stop him and stuff.

This “finding” event prolly played out just like that.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 10:29:50 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: mandaladon

Oh! Wholly Cow!! Wait!!! That’s Hindu… never mind… Phhhhhhht!!!


3 posted on 07/23/2014 10:30:01 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama is mad! He's getting madder with each crisis and now he's a real MADMAN with no temper left!!!)
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To: mandaladon
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.

So who is doing the investigating?
4 posted on 07/23/2014 10:31:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

The IG will discover that all emails have been recovered and none of them have incriminating evidence.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 10:32:35 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: mandaladon

Funny how they only really started to find out anything after The People knowledgeable in the computer and IT industry started speaking up. They thought The People were dumba$$e$ and would buy their lame explanations.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 10:32:44 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mandaladon
are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.

I hadn't heard the dog ate my backup tapes excuse before. BS * 2.

7 posted on 07/23/2014 10:34:00 AM PDT by McGruff (If you tell a lie often enough the weak minded will accept it to be truth.)
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To: mandaladon
.He doesn't seem to know much!

That's his job. He was hired as an experienced guy who wasn't supposed to know nuthin' about what happened.

8 posted on 07/23/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mandaladon
RUH-ROH!!!!!!!!.................
9 posted on 07/23/2014 10:34:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: mandaladon

Any new-found back up tapes will probably experience a mysterious case of self combustion on their way to congress.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 10:34:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: mandaladon
Watch for those to be lost also. I am sure that there is a full blown operation in trying to alter those backups and/or sending in assets to destroy them.

i.e,

NSA

CIA

Homeland series

11 posted on 07/23/2014 10:35:31 AM PDT by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

I’d guess where they found them but I respect the “please don’t curse” rules here too much.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 10:35:35 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: mandaladon
It is unclear whether the tapes in IG custody contain any Lerner emails, but Koskinen said investigators are now checking.

Hopefully, no IRS employees are anywhere near the tapes while investigators are checking.

13 posted on 07/23/2014 10:36:44 AM PDT by Will88
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To: mandaladon

Hey Lois....Get ahold of Martha. She can help you with the curtains and such for your cell.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek

“So who is doing the investigating?”

I hope its not the IRS. Cause that makes about as much sense as OJ trying to find the real killer.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:09 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: mandaladon

What no one seems to be talking about is the fact that when you have a den corruption as we have here, the crooks are all keeping records of the *other* crooks in order to cover themselves and to have a tradeable commodity to bargain with in the event they are going down.

Slime balls are always hiding evidence of their cohorts activities. Those emails exist. Problem is that no one in the IRS believes that the committee will actually bring down the hammer on them, so they have no incentive to sell out their fellow criminals.

No one fears Republicans. Why should they??


16 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:10 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: mandaladon

They will report their findings on November 5th.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:16 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Will88

Anyone else remember Rose Mary Woods?


18 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT by research99
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To: johniegrad

email....gap.....email.....gap......email....gap etc etc


19 posted on 07/23/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dirtboy

They will report their findings on November 5th.(2016)


20 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: mandaladon
They are still busy writing those emails now — the emails that will exonerate Lerner and make her accusers look stupid.
21 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:27 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: Sacajaweau

This is too easy.
Does Mr. Koskinen also have a bridge to sell ?


22 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Slime balls are always hiding evidence of their cohorts activities.”

Or the IRS is so big and dysfunctional; they have no idea what they have or don’t have.
Another reason to shrink government at all levels.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: mandaladon

Crashed hard drive, intermittent printouts of official emails, lost or misplaced “tape backups”.....blah, blah blah.

You mean to tell me that IRS does not have a server, several in fact, with backups out the wazoo? You really mean to try and make us believe the IRS is living in the mid-80s? Really?

Personally, had I the power, that beady-eyed little weasel M’efer would be in a prison getting water boarded until he spilled.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 10:40:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

The minute Lerner was done purging her Email database of incriminating Emails, she would tell her superiors they could announce that her Emails have been found. Looks like we’re finally there.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 10:43:47 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: mandaladon
So Lois is the fall guy after all. Not to worry...She'll never go to jail....it's a female for cripes sakes. The sheep will go wild.

Lois....Maybe stay out of Marcy Park.

And we know you're rotten Lois....it's the other rotten folks you sent the emails to that we want.

In the end...they don't matter...but....get Jarrett in the act...and heads will roll.

26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:44:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mandaladon

How can we trust them to scan the backup tapes? They should be turned over to an independent agent for review.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:44:23 AM PDT by kabar
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To: mandaladon

Quick, erase all the parity bits!


28 posted on 07/23/2014 10:44:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: johniegrad

One of Valerie Jarrett’s flying monkeys just picked the tapes up from the cleaners.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: research99
Anyone else remember Rose Mary Woods?

Yep. These tapes are supposedly in "IG" custody and are being examined by "investigators". No word on where the investigators are from, but hopefully they are independent and honest.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 10:45:48 AM PDT by Will88
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To: mandaladon
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know "how they found them" or "whether there's anything on them or not."

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A rather curious choice of words. Generally speaking backup tapes store data. One can easily imagine that in a few days we will learn that the tapes were blank.

31 posted on 07/23/2014 10:46:12 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: mandaladon

He’s only the head of a massively corrupt, bloated and inefficient government juggernaut tax collection agency. Under Nixon they’d say, “Do you have the correct information?”


32 posted on 07/23/2014 10:47:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Noamie

Then Congress needs to subpoena the prints on that finger!


33 posted on 07/23/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: praytell

...or the “back-ups” are really newly produced and contain nothing of interest. I put nothing past these FED criminals.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 10:48:28 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Gaffer

Why don’t you let loose and say what you REALLY mean? It isn’t healthy to keep stuffing your feelings down like that. (Snicker-snort!)


35 posted on 07/23/2014 10:53:10 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: mandaladon

It wouldn’t shock meof these new docs are forgeries....Bush Air guard records, downing street memo, etc....it’s a game theyplay


36 posted on 07/23/2014 10:54:36 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: mandaladon

Wanna bet there’s more than 18 minutes missing in those tapes?


37 posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:12 AM PDT by bgill
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To: mandaladon

I think the IRS suddenly finding backup tapes, etc. is directly due to the two court cases where judges are requiring someone in authority from the IRS to sign off under oath as to exactly what is going on .... and one judge assigned a magistrate (knowledgeable in such matters) to get involved with finding out if there was anything recoverable.

IRS response to Congressional investigation: ho hum. IRS response to Court of Law proceedings with two separate judges not buying the IRS b.s. & threat of jail time for perjury when they have to sign off under oath: hey, looky here .... we found something!


38 posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:35 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: cripplecreek

THANK YOU!


39 posted on 07/23/2014 10:57:27 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Qiviut

I haven ‘t heard about “backup tapes” since the 80s and 90s. Maybe even as far back as Nixon.....it is a squirrel. One that is being used to decoy anyone with any sense from realizing what is really going on here.


40 posted on 07/23/2014 10:58:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Qiviut

Sounds nice. Sounds like the way things used to happen before Barry Inc. took over federal government.

Hope it produces the truth.

Now if we could uncover the emails that prove Barry is a traitor.


41 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: mandaladon

“...he does not know “how they found them”.

He was told they could never be found.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:01 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Qiviut

I think the is maybe in reaction to the house cutting IRS budget drastically.

Coincidense or Not?


43 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:17 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: SierraWasp
Wait!!! That’s Hindu…

What does that mean? Hindu is not a language, anyway.

44 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: mandaladon

I expect a lot of bodies are going to be found in Ft. Marcy Park in the near future.


45 posted on 07/23/2014 11:01:11 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Tucker39

Yeah....drastic, I know.....I just can’t stand the unmitigated damned arrogance of these ghouls. It’s like a game to them where they know Hussein can always pardon them when they get tripped up and caught.


46 posted on 07/23/2014 11:01:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zenjitsuman

I think the is maybe in reaction to the house cutting IRS budget drastically. Coincidense or Not?

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It might have gotten their attention! :-)


47 posted on 07/23/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: mandaladon
You're being too hard on the guy for not knowing anything. He's only got degrees in law and physics. You can't possibly expect him to find a couple emails.

/s

48 posted on 07/23/2014 11:02:56 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: mandaladon

If Lerner’s emails are recovered, I would bet she will serve jail time. Facing jail Lerner might just tell all she knows. However, I’m not holding my breath that anything will happen.


49 posted on 07/23/2014 11:04:54 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: jsanders2001
They thought The People were dumba$$e$ and would buy their lame explanations.

Only applies to politicians.....People / voters are far ahead of the politicians in today's America.

50 posted on 07/23/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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