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What the IRS Commissioner Said About Those Lois Lerner Emails Back in March
sharylattkisson.com ^ | June 15, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson

Posted on 06/16/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT by don-o

Friday’s revelation that the IRS “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails in a computer crash came ten months after Congress first requested them and seven months after they were first subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. But what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified about the emails at a hearing in March appears to be at odds with his agency’s newer reported claims that the emails are irretrievable.

Under questioning by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on the House Oversight Committee, Koskinen said IRS emails are “get taken off and stored in servers.” That was part of the reason, he said, it was so difficult to provide them in a timely fashion.

As of March, the IRS had reportedly given Congress more than 400,000 pages of documents: just not the ones at issue.

Other testimony from the hearing:

Koskinen said, at the time, it would be 2015 before the Committee got the documents it subpoenaed. That means he predicted it would take the tax agency a year and a half from the time the material was first requested to provide it.

Koskinen said the IRS uses Microsoft Outlook but that a simple search through a user’s “sent” and “in” boxes would not turn up the emails because “they’re stored somewhere.”

Koskinen indicated that seven months after the request, the agency had not yet begun serious work to turn over Lois Lerner’s emails. But he said, “We can find, and we are in fact searching, we can find Lois Lerner’s emails.” He made no mention of a computer or system “crash.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gettherope; impeachnow; irs; lerner; loislerner
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Let’s go to video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax6QGmKhRwo


2 posted on 06/16/2014 6:42:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o

Surely, even most illiterate computer users know that e-mails are stored on more than one server. And even if that were not true/ isn’t there a regulation that hard copies of government agencies must be saved and stored somewhere on paper?


3 posted on 06/16/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: don-o

A rerun of Hillary’s missing FBI files democrats need a new hand book.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: don-o
I've been waiting for the "got cha" moment since the stained blue dress. All I've learned is liars have always got a new lie to explain the other lie. Get ready for the next round of lies from the IRS to explain the last round of lies.

Remember, there is only a handful of people left that demand the truth. . no matter HOW LONG IT TAKES (most of them Freepers, btw). Sadly, most people in this country, at some point, lose interest and move on. The Dems know this and incorporate it in EVERYTHING they do. . "what difference, as this point, does it make?" . . see?. . . .that is why the country is doomed. Truth is no longer important to the majority of Americans.

"It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand." John Adams

5 posted on 06/16/2014 6:56:07 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: cripplecreek

from - I could not open the sites mentioned at the end of the paragraph. Server not found.

http://www.irs.gov/irm/part1/irm_01-010-003.html

If you create or receive email messages during the course of your daily work, you are responsible for ensuring that you manage them properly. The Treasury Department’s current email policy requires emails and attachments that meet the definition of a federal record be added to the organization’s files by printing them (including the essential transmission data) and filing them with related paper records. If transmission and receipt data are not printed by the email system, annotate the paper copy. More information on IRS records management requirements is available at http://erc.web.irs.gov/Displayanswers/Question.asp?FolderID=4&CategoryID=5 or see the Records Management Handbook, IRM 1.15.1 http://publish.no.irs.gov/IRM/P01/PDF/31421A03.PDF).


6 posted on 06/16/2014 6:59:44 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: McBuff

Here’s boilerplate that I have composed. I am sick and tired of the defeated ones that post here.


How about this? How about we stop the “nothing’s gonna happen” meme that dominates this board? I am sure it makes some feel smart and smug. But, that steady stream of demoralizing comments, thread after thread, day after day, is actually aiding and abetting.
Someone correct me and defend the strategy of constantly declaring defeat in the midst of the battle.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 7:04:16 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

I too feel defeated, but just keep saying:
TRY AGAIN! FIND A WAY! NEXT TIME! NEVER GIVE UP!


8 posted on 06/16/2014 7:11:47 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: don-o

If we had real leaders in the House of Rep. they would have arrested Lois Lerner on the spot after her awful testimony and locked her up - which they have the power to do - and not let her out until they got/get the information they are requesting. Repubs huddle in fear of Obama and the dems. Sickening.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 7:14:47 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: don-o

you’re right of course.

I hope the Rs [and the electorate in Nov.] do something to give us confidence. Lock up Lerner, lock up this IRS guy, take away Lerner’s pension, ANYTHING that shows us they’re interested in getting the truth...

that would help


10 posted on 06/16/2014 7:18:25 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: don-o
To paraphrase Freeper Buckhead:

This needs to be pursued aggressively.

11 posted on 06/16/2014 7:27:06 AM PDT by kidd
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To: don-o

This will be a test of Mr Issa and his colleagues in Congress - are they all p*ss and wind or can they actually achieve something.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 7:27:32 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: don-o
One consolation is that Lerner and her fellow liars, manipulators and socialist pals are losing lots of sleep. Ultimately jail time should be the end result. The Great OZ has spoken.
13 posted on 06/16/2014 7:31:06 AM PDT by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: don-o

Am I the only one who thinks it is ridiculous that they are saying the emails were on her computer?

Every company in the county MUST retain emails. This isn’t done on the individual computers but at the mail server. WTH is going on here?


14 posted on 06/16/2014 7:31:23 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: don-o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_xrw5QHfAg&feature=youtu.be

from the Mark Levin Show, IT experts respond.


15 posted on 06/16/2014 7:39:53 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: don-o

How about:

Nothing gonna happen unless/until we MAKE IT HAPPEN.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 7:47:07 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: don-o

I’m with you!

So much negativity is getting me down.

altho I sometimes feel it’s hopeless, I try not to put project it.
I still despise the RINOS and feel the need to point them out.

Is this wrong?


17 posted on 06/16/2014 7:49:51 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Am I the only one who thinks it is ridiculous that they are saying the emails were on her computer?

No. Another angle to go at this is to find out who failed to assure that the proper backups were being done. Work it from the bottom up. Used to be you could motivate a geek with chocolate chip cookies.

We will either find the backups or find clues about who destroyed them.

18 posted on 06/16/2014 7:55:44 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: TribalPrincess2U

Imo, there is a difference in pointing out shortcomings of the so-called leaders and giving up the fight. It’s the latter that turns my stomach.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 8:02:43 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

bump to the top


20 posted on 06/16/2014 8:02:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: don-o
I guess when Joe Wilson said “You lie” he was right not only about the President, but the entire Executive branch of this President's Administration!
21 posted on 06/16/2014 8:37:49 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: don-o
We will either find the backups or find clues about who destroyed them.

And the person who was stupid enough to destroy the emails better have been smart enough to save copies to cover his buttocks...or else he will go under the bus and the rest of the criminals will be stepping on the gas pedal.

22 posted on 06/16/2014 8:51:54 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: don-o
They are flatout, baldfaced lying. The Republicans NEED to say this and push the point. They are total idiots. The longer they get away with "we lost it" and the press prints it this way the worse it is.

Oh yeah...excuse me...I forgot. Most Republicans don't really care. They are perfectly happy to let this happen and only make a little stink so they can get re-elected. They're not really interested.

My bad. Carry on.

23 posted on 06/16/2014 8:55:47 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: don-o

They need to figure out who hired Craig Livingston to be the IRS IT Director.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 8:55:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: don-o
I am sick and tired of the defeated ones that post here.

Facing the hard truths is not an expression of defeat, but is, rather, the proper measure by which we can find what it will take to change our direction as a nation. Hint: read the quote from John Adams, again.

26 posted on 06/16/2014 9:47:30 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Straight Vermonter; All
This isn’t done on the individual computers but at the mail server.

I agree. Only home users or the very smallest of businesses would ever keep emails stored in something like a .PST file where they are pulled off of the server and stored locally.

There is no way this is being done at government agencies. If they lost two years of HER emails due to a crash, they lost two years of EVERYBODY'S emails.
27 posted on 06/16/2014 10:30:46 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: don-o

I agree


28 posted on 06/16/2014 11:31:02 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: don-o

Obama and Jarrett are in the missing emails.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks don-o.


30 posted on 06/16/2014 4:53:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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