Skip to comments.Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe
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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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.
Oh! Wholly Cow!! Wait!!! That’s Hindu never mind Phhhhhhht!!!
The IG will discover that all emails have been recovered and none of them have incriminating evidence.
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.
I hadn't heard the dog ate my backup tapes excuse before. BS * 2.
That's his job. He was hired as an experienced guy who wasn't supposed to know nuthin' about what happened.
Any new-found back up tapes will probably experience a mysterious case of self combustion on their way to congress.
I’d guess where they found them but I respect the “please don’t curse” rules here too much.
Hopefully, no IRS employees are anywhere near the tapes while investigators are checking.
Hey Lois....Get ahold of Martha. She can help you with the curtains and such for your cell.
“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.
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??
They will report their findings on November 5th.
Anyone else remember Rose Mary Woods?
email....gap.....email.....gap......email....gap etc etc
They will report their findings on November 5th.(2016)
This is too easy.
Does Mr. Koskinen also have a bridge to sell ?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
How can we trust them to scan the backup tapes? They should be turned over to an independent agent for review.
Quick, erase all the parity bits!
One of Valerie Jarrett’s flying monkeys just picked the tapes up from the cleaners.
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.
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.
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?”
Then Congress needs to subpoena the prints on that finger!
...or the “back-ups” are really newly produced and contain nothing of interest. I put nothing past these FED criminals.
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!)
It wouldn’t shock meof these new docs are forgeries....Bush Air guard records, downing street memo, etc....it’s a game theyplay
Wanna bet there’s more than 18 minutes missing in those tapes?
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!
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.
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.
“...he does not know “how they found them”.
He was told they could never be found.
I think the is maybe in reaction to the house cutting IRS budget drastically.
Coincidense or Not?
What does that mean? Hindu is not a language, anyway.
I expect a lot of bodies are going to be found in Ft. Marcy Park in the near future.
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.
I think the is maybe in reaction to the house cutting IRS budget drastically. Coincidense or Not?
It might have gotten their attention! :-)
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.
Only applies to politicians.....People / voters are far ahead of the politicians in today's America.