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)