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  • New IRS Documents Show Lerner Did Not Need Conservative Group Donor Lists

    09/04/2014 2:52:41 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2014 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) email documents revealing that under former IRS official Lois Lerner, the agency seems to acknowledge having needlessly solicited donor lists from non-profit political groups. According to a May 21, 2012, memo from the IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel: “such information was not needed across-the-board and not used in making the agency’s determination on exempt status.” Later, in her May 10, 2013, remarks in which Lerner first revealed in response to question she planted about the IRS targeting of conservative groups, she conceded that the requests...
  • IRS Lawlessness: 20 Hard Drives, Six Unanswered Questions

    07/24/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: An internationally accredited information-technology asset-management firm says the IRS has some explaining to do as our patience is taxed with tales of even more convenient computer crashes. Private-sector organizations as vast as the Internal Revenue Service typically have redundancy built into their information technology systems, as secure record keeping is the key to managing their businesses and staying in business. Such records, if nothing else, are often required to be kept by law, and often by the IRS itself. As we have noted, Lois Lerner's lost emails from the critical period when the IRS was serving as a political...
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Missing Hard Drives

    07/23/2014 7:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ken Connor
    If ever a federal agency has made ineptitude into an art form, it has to be the IRS. After months of stonewalling and grandstanding and Fifth Amendment privilege-pleading before congressional committees, Lois Lerner and the IRS are now the subject of a federal lawsuit. In response to charges that they unfairly impeded the tax-exempt application of the organization "True the Vote," for political reasons, the IRS is invoking "the dog ate my homework" defense In sworn affidavits filed in court by top IRS muckety-mucks, the IRS maintains that Lois Lerner's computer was sent out to be fixed by a private...
  • Lerner Computer Damage May Have Been Intentional: Camp

    07/22/2014 11:33:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    yahoo.com/The Fiscal Times ^ | July 22, 2014 | Rob Garver
    In a sensational press release issued Tuesday afternoon, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) claimed that he had evidence that the Internal Revenue Service destroyed a computer belonging to a key figure in the IRS targeting scandal despite being told by experts that its data was recoverable. Camp also insinuated that the original damage to the computer was done intentionally.
  • Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive Was ‘Scratched’ Then ‘Shredded’

    07/22/2014 11:31:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was “scratched” and the data on it was still recoverable. But the IRS did not try to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive, despite recommendations from in-house IRS IT experts to outsource the recovery project. The hard drive was then “shredded,” according to a court filing the IRS made to House Ways and Means Committee investigators.
  • Now IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes, Doesn’t Know If Emails Still Exist

    07/21/2014 10:26:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Patrick Howley
    IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere. The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens. “You stated at the time that document was produced to Congress, the document, the white paper in Exhibit 3[the...
  • Now IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes, Doesn’t Know If Emails Still Exist

    07/21/2014 10:09:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/21/2014 | Patrick Howley Political Reporter
    IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere. The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens.
  • IRS lawyer: By the way, hard drives of some other employees who dealt with Lois Lerner also crashed

    07/21/2014 12:09:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    We’ve reached a sufficiently high level of implausibility now, I think, that this story technically qualifies as a news-of-the-weird palate cleanser, not actual news.Assuming the data isn’t recovered and no one is punished, as seems likely, this is a get-out-of-jail-free card for the next president’s administration, no? If some Democratic Senate oversight committee demands to see e-mails from President Christie’s underlings and the reply comes back that the hard drives were all corrupted, what’s the grounds for complaint? IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the...
  • IRS official: Lost Lois Lerner emails may still exist

    07/21/2014 12:49:44 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 21 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all? New testimony from a key Internal Revenue Service official indicates the IRS may not have lost two years of emails sent by former top IRS official Lois Lerner after all. That is what the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee suggested Monday morning in a newly released transcript of a recent closed-door interview with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane. Kane is responsible for producing documents requested by Congress that are related to a a probe into the IRS past practice of targeting conservative groups. Kane met with...
  • Search for Lois Lerner's lost emails leads to NSA

    07/17/2014 8:10:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    The House Armed Services Committee has come up with a creative approach to look for emails from embattled former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner that were apparently lost in a computer crash: they're asking the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Defense Department. The panel approved a resolution Wednesday authored by Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, that directs the Secretary of Defense to send the House of Representatives "copies of any electronic communication in the possession of the Secretary, the Director of the National Security Agency, or any office that reports to the Secretary or the Director that was...
  • Justice Dept. Investigating Missing IRS Emails

    07/17/2014 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-16-14 | Newsmax Wires
    The Justice Department said Wednesday that it was investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue Service official, part of a broader criminal inquiry into whether the agency had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
  • Did the New York Times Just Stumble Across an IRS Motive for Targeting the Tea Party?

    07/09/2014 4:41:35 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 38 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/8/14 | Matthew Clark
    In its latest liberal rant coming to the aid of the IRS – that poor defenseless government leviathan – it repeats the same tired leftist talking points about the root of all the IRS’s problems being that it doesn’t have enough money. Yet in doing so, it may have just stumbled across a new motive behind the targeting, good old-fashioned revenge. He’s what the New York Times calls the “real scandal”: There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. . . . No, the...
  • Lois Lerner Plotted Audit of Senator who Blocked IRS Targeting

    07/03/2014 8:04:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Meet the Deep State. It’s embedded inside a massive remorseless bureaucracy with no conscience or restraint. Ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner tried to audit Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley after Grassley blocked President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice (DOJ) tax division, an executive branch insider told The Daily Caller.Grassley made it more difficult for the IRS and DOJ to work together to target conservative groups by blocking Obama’s political appointee Mary L. Smith from taking over the DOJ Tax Division, which prosecutes criminal cases for the IRS. Grassley held up the nomination in early 2010, just as...
  • Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails

    07/01/2014 2:31:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-1-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails BY MARK TAPSCOTT | JULY 1, 2014 | 5:04 PM IRS attorneys will be even busier than normal next week, because another federal judge has told them to show up in court July 11 to defend the federal tax agency. They will have to explain to U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton why the IRS shouldn't be required to let an outside expert evaluate whether emails on the computer hard drives of former IRS official Lois Lerner and six colleagues really are lost forever, as the agency recently told...
  • Smoking Gun Trail To White House – Possible IRS Bombshell

    06/29/2014 2:31:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 68 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-28-2014 | sundance
    Posted on June 28, 2014 by sundance WOAH – BOMBSHELL !! The plot thickens. We might just have found a biggie…. In a recent Politico interview (publish date 6/27/14) with the Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor III an interesting aspect is buried midway through page #2. During part of the interview Politico author Rachel Bade inquires about the 1.1 million pages of documents Lerner sent to the Department of Justice that became an issue when discovered by the House Oversight Committee on June 9th 2014. BACKSTORY HERE. The documents were sent from IRS to DOJ on a series of 4...
  • BREAKING: Meet Emmet Sullivan, IRS Judge Who Once Sicced a Special Prosecutor on DOJ

    06/28/2014 1:32:47 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 7 replies
    New York Observer ^ | June 27, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    Americans are appalled over the false testimony of four consecutive IRS Commissioners, Lois Lerner’s countless acts of malfeasance, and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and specific individuals, among them Senator Grassley. The ultimate outrage came over the lame, intellectually insulting assertions that all of the most relevant emails have gone missing from multiple IRS computers at the same time. Today, Judicial Watch found a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justice—and this isn’t his first whack at the Department of Justice either. Enter Emmet G. Sullivan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia....
  • BREAKING: Meet Emmet Sullivan, IRS Judge Who Once Sicced a Special Prosecutor on DOJ

    06/27/2014 11:03:34 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    NY Observer ^ | June 27 2014 | Sidney Powell
    Americans are appalled over the false testimony of four consecutive IRS Commissioners, Lois Lerner’s countless acts of malfeasance, and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and specific individuals, among them Senator Grassley. The ultimate outrage came over the lame, intellectually insulting assertions that all of the most relevant emails have gone missing from multiple IRS computers at the same time. Today, Judicial Watch found a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justice—and this isn’t his first whack at the Department of Justice either. Enter Emmet G. Sullivan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia....
  • Federal Court Grants Hearing on IRS Email Destruction to Judicial Watch

    06/27/2014 7:24:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/ ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    Judicial Watch today filed a Motion for Status Conference, and within hours was granted a hearing in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to confer about the emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and a lawsuit, and which the IRS now claims to have “lost” (Judicial Watch v. IRS(No. 1:13-cv–1559)). The hearing is scheduled for July 10. The emails Judicial Watch has sought since May 2013 cover portions of the same period for which the IRS on June 13, 2014,...
  • IRS Admits To A Smidgeon Of A Felony

    06/27/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The Internal Revenue Service admits it broke the law after an organization whose private tax data are illegally shared with an ideological competitor wins its lawsuit. So who is going to prison for this federal crime? If IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wants to know which criminal statutes have been broken, he might try reading about one in the morning newspapers, the same place President Obama gets his information about the "phony scandal" du jour. The National Organization for Marriage has been awarded a $50,000 settlement from the IRS after the agency admitted wrongdoing in leaking the organization's 2008 tax...
  • The Merger of the Party and the State

    06/25/2014 5:40:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | June 24, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Here at SteynOnline every cutting-edge pop culture reference has to be at least three-quarters of a century old. So, watching the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, I found him a dead ringer for Guy Kibbee, the beaming befuddled sugar daddy who was a mainstay at Warner Brothers in the early Thirties. Mr Koskinen is a Democrat sugar daddy who has given generously to his party since the Seventies: He's not the kind of sober civil servant you'd appoint if you were looking to signal to America that King Barack's revenue collectors are cleaning house and returning, chastened, to their previous role...
  • Watch: Former IRS official struggles to remember who she worked with:

    06/25/2014 1:28:21 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 25 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Jennifer O’Connor, a former IRS attorney who now works in the White House, struggled on Tuesday to remember the names of her former IRS colleagues before a House oversight hearing. O’Connor, now in the Office of White House Counsel, testified in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what she knew about efforts to gather together emails that Republicans are seeking as they investigate the IRS’ targeting scandal. ​ But in one conversation with Rep. (R-Utah), O’Connor had trouble remembering who she dealt with at all during her six months at the IRS. Chaffetz started by asking who she...
  • The Mounting Proof of an IRS Cover-Up

    06/25/2014 5:29:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The Mounting Proof of an IRS Cover-UpPosted By Matthew Vadum On June 25, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments More proof the Obama administration is covering up the political persecution it inflicted on its conservative political enemies through the Internal Revenue Service emerged yesterday as a federal official accused the White House of breaking the law by hiding emails.Whenever the records, including emails, of federal agencies are destroyed — whether intentional or inadvertent — the law requires that the National Archives be notified. But that did not happen when the computer hard drives of a...
  • IRS Prematurely ‘Retired’ Data Storage Devices

    06/25/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prematurely “retired” computer data storage devices worth millions of dollars and filed “disposal” documents for computer hardware that still existed, according to an internal inspector general report reviewed by The Daily Caller. snip The IRS, which spent $44.1 million in information technology (IT) hardware maintenance in fiscal year 2011 and $47.8 million in fiscal year 2012, closed out its six-year business relationship with the email archiving-and-recovery company Sonasoft in September 2011. Meanwhile, sophisticated data storage devices were being thrown away in the agency’s national IT offices in Maryland, even though the IRS was still paying...
  • Poll: 76% Think IRS Emails Were Deliberately Destroyed

    06/25/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    The consensus is: it’s no accident. More than three-quarters of voters -- 76 percent -- think the emails missing from the account of Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting of conservative groups, were deliberately destroyed. That’s according to a new Fox News poll. That suspicion is shared across party lines, albeit to varying degrees. An overwhelming 90 percent of Republicans think the emails were intentionally destroyed, as do 74 percent of independents and 63 percent of Democrats. Overall, just 12 percent of voters believe the emails were destroyed accidentally. Another 12 percent are...
  • Obama Donor Koskinen Denies White House IRS Involvement

    06/24/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The endless stream of IRS visitors to the White House and the involvement of campaign donors in the Tea Party-targeting scandal belie the claim by the head of the agency that there is no White House involvement. The first thing investigators often ask in pursuit of criminal activity is who would benefit. That the Obama administration, burned in 2010 by the rise of the Tea Party and by the Citizens United decision, would benefit from the IRS' targeting and harassment of Tea Party groups spawned by grass-roots opposition to big government in general and ObamaCare in particular is beyond...
  • Exclusive: Inside the Company Targeted in IRS Scandal

    06/24/2014 4:00:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6-24-2014 | Scott Budman
    Exclusive: Inside the Company Targeted in IRS Scandal Email "Doesn't go away." By Scott Budman | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 | Updated 1:11 PM Sonasoft is getting threats. On email, and over the phone, saying, according to company founder Andy Khanna, "Provide the emails!" And that's the clean version. Sonasoft is the company you may have read about online over the last couple of days, linked to the IRS email scandal. They had a contract to replicate emails for IRS lawyers through 2011. They even sent out a tweet reading, "The IRS uses Sonasoft to back up their servers, why...
  • FLASHBACK: When the Media Crowdsourced Sarah Palin’s Emails (Compared to IRS & Lois Lerner)

    06/24/2014 3:14:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 24, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Those were the days. It was June, 2011. 24,000 pages of former Gov. Sarah Palin’s emails were released by the state of Alaska. She had resigned as governor nearly two years before, and was by then a happy private citizen. The media were so interested in getting into every nook and cranny of those emails that they facilitated their release, and then crowdsourced processing them. The Guardian even published a guide. “We think it’s important to get the documents out into the world as soon as possible and see what you think about them – just like we did with...
  • Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify or jail her!

    06/24/2014 11:38:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    June 24, 2014
    <p>Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify regarding the recipients, senders, subjects and contents of the "lost" email conversations or jail her for contempt of congress.</p> <p>How far up the ladder does this criminal conspiracy go?</p>
  • IRS Wanted Lois Lerner Emails To Disappear

    06/24/2014 9:52:31 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 110 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The IRS canceled a contract with an email storage contractor weeks after Lois Lerner reported lost personal files and before other IRS officials had their hard drives crash as Tea Party-targeting investigations began. Timing is everything, the saying goes, and sometimes the timing of events is also very curious, as in the case of the lost emails of Lerner and at least six other officials at the very same time the IRS canceled its contract to back up and preserve those emails as required by federal law. Lerner's computer supposedly crashed in June 2011, an alleged event the IRS...
  • The IRS scandals: An evidentiary note

    06/23/2014 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/23/14 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday on FOX News Sunday Chris Wallace invited Washington superlawyer Cleta Mitchell and reptilian Democratic hack Julian Epstein to discuss the IRS scandals in the context of the “lost” IRS emails. More than one scandal inheres in the events, including Obama’s declaration of innocence regarding those involved; I therefore refer to the IRS scandals. The video of the FOX News Sunday segment is below and is worth a look if you haven’t seen it. At 2:30 in the segment Wallace displays a Missing Emails Timeline depicting a point made by Kim Strassel in her Wall Street Journal column of this...
  • Hard Drive Crashed, Then Hard Drive Thrown Out, Then the IRS Cancelled its Email Archiving

    06/23/2014 8:29:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Then a giant dog stuck its head through the window and ate all the servers.You expect this kind of thing from Enron. You don’t expect it from the IRS. But as it turns out, there isn’t much difference. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp first wrote a letter asking if the IRS was engaging in...
  • The IRS scandal is tied directly to terrorist funding

    06/21/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by drypowder · 22 replies
    The Patriotfactor Blogspot ^ | June 21, 2014 | Posted by Diane Sori
    As for Obama’s foreign policy plan it really is quite simple…by shaming America in the world’s eye he hopes our collapse will surely follow. But least we forget that Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s driving force and allegiance was clear right from the start…never hidden from view but one people chose to ignore…from the his book “The Audacity of Hope” page 261…“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Sadly, those words say it all…and sadly he has done just that.
  • Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner Was Acting on Obama’s Behalf When She Targeted Conservative Groups (Video)

    06/23/2014 8:38:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 23 2014 | Jim Hoft
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) told America’s Newsroom Monday that IRS Chief John Koskinen was not honest with Congress about the lost Lois Lerner emails. Issa also said Lois Lerner was acting on President Obama’s behalf when she targeted conservative groups. “You came before us. You said you’d tell the whole truth but the truth under oath. Do you believe you told the whole truth? And, of course, the answer would be he did not tell the whole truth… I believe Lois Lerner is hiding something. I believe the Justice Department, the IRS and the...
  • IRS Commissioner Denies Issa Information Ahead Of Monday Night’s Showdown

    06/23/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 23, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    (The following is not the exact text from Issa, but rather our own summary of the questions): 1. Explain, in detail, Lois Lerner’s 2011 hard drive failure, including the date it happened, and give the names of all employees who worked on retrieving data from it. 2. When did you learn that the hard drive failure affected the Oversight Committee’s subpoena into the IRS targeting scandal, and which IRS staffers realized that the subpoena could not be fulfilled? 3. Explain all the steps the IRS took to retrieve data from Lerner’s hard drive 4. Name all IRS employees that worked...
  • Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) Part 1.15 Records and Information Management (Find the Crimes!)

    06/22/2014 9:14:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    IRS.GOV ^ | IRS Manual
    This is the IRS set of rules for itself. How many of them did it break? Who is going to jail? 1.15  Records and Information Management 1.15.1  The Records and Information Management Program1.15.2  Types of Records and Their Life Cycles1.15.3  Disposing of Records1.15.4  Retiring and Requesting Records1.15.5  Relocating/Removing Records1.15.6  Managing Electronic Records1.15.7  Files Management1.15.24  Records Control Schedule for Tax Exempt and Government Entities 1.15.25  Records Control Schedule for Statistics Division1.15.27  Records Control Schedule for Compliance Research1.15.32  Records Control Schedule for Electronic Tax Administration1.15.35  Records Control Schedule for Tax Administration Systems (Electronic) 1.15.36  Records Control Schedule for Permanent Records1.15.37  Records Control...
  • IRS Awards Contract to Unisys to Deliver On-Demand Storage Service via Private Cloud Solution

    06/22/2014 7:59:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    Unisys ^ | July 26, 2012
    BLUE BELL, Pa., July 26, 2012 – Unisys (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has been awarded the Enterprise Storage Acquisition task order from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide private cloud-based storage for the agency’s information records. This task order, awarded against GSA’s Alliant Government-wide Acquisition Contract, has a one-year base period and nine one-year options and is potentially worth up to $139 million over 10 years, if all options are exercised. It includes pricing for each year based on the IRS’s estimate of its storage requirements. Under the task order, Unisys will initially acquire storage assets now...
  • IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005

    06/21/2014 5:33:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Is that a smoking gun  I smell?  It turns out the IRS contracted with a company that provides email backup services starting in 2005.  This first came to light in the Twitter feed of moregenr, who noticed that the IRS appears on the client list of email  archiving service provider Sonasoft. The IRS is listed as a customer of Sonasoft software - "Email Archiving Done Right" http://t.co/DoRYpk6n2R— Morgen (@morgenr) June 20, 2014 This was was picked up by Peter Suderman of Reason, who writes: The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005,according to FedSpending.org,...
  • IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

    06/22/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 208 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/22 | howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed. The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose...
  • Awesome flashback tweet from 2009 brags about IRS’ server backup system

    06/22/2014 6:20:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 32 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/21 | twitchy
    If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn't you choose them to protect your severs? http://www.sonasoft.com — Sonasoft.com (@Sonasoft) October 09, 2009
  • Sonasoft Software Licenses and Software Maintenance Support (Details of IRS Email Services)

    06/21/2014 8:58:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies
    FedBizOpps.Gov ^ | September 12, 2008
    Sonasoft Software Licenses and Software Maintenance Support Solicitation Number: Y8Y184TSA62-000 Agency: Department of the TreasuryOffice: Internal Revenue Service (IRS)Location: National Office Procurement (OS:A:P) Opportunity History Original SynopsisSep 12, 2008 1:01 pm Solicitation Number: Y8Y184TSA62-000 Notice Type: Sources Sought Synopsis: Added: Sep 12, 2008 1:01 pm The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to award a sole source purchase order to Sonasoft Corporation, for the purchase of the software licenses related to Exchange Disaster Recovery capabilities. These items and services have been determined to meet the definition of commercial items in accordance with Part 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The IRS...
  • IRS Emails Backed Up by Outside Email Archiving Company

    06/21/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/21/14 | Tim Brown
    On Friday, Mac Slavo reported on Congressman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) statement in which he called the Internal Revenue Service's claim that Lois Lerner's hard drive crash resulted in a loss of emails "ridiculous." Most of us know that information from crashed hard drives can be recovered, though it costs a lot of money. However, as Mac pointed out, we could simply obtain a copy from the National Security Agency since they are collecting this kind of information. But something more telling has come to light: The IRS uses as an email archiving company to back up its emails. That's right,...
  • SonaSoft Customer List

    06/22/2014 6:23:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Customers Our list of customers spans many industries.The world’s leading companies rely on Sonasoft products to secure their operational data. Sonasoft’s award winning disaster recovery software for Microsoft Servers: SonaVault, SonaExchange, and SonaSQL is known for ease of use and reliability for email archiving, backup, recovery, replication and migration needs. ASP / MSP EvocativeMarsysProximitumPlanet MagpieStorage MonkeyTellurian NetworksConsultingAlaCourt.comCaliper CorporationCGIiProspectLeadMasterLegacy Marketing GroupSpencerStuartEducational InstitutionsArvin Unified School DistrictAnderson Unified School DistrictBoston BalletBrea Olinda Unified School DistrictDinuba Unified School DistrictDesert Sands Charter High SchoolDoheney Eye InstituteHenderson State UniversityLaPorte Independent School DistrictLemoore Union High School DistrictLoma Linda AcademyNapa County Office of EducationRevere Public Schools / Garfield...
  • Lois Lerner's Hard Drive "Crashed" Ten Days After House Ways & Means Chairman Made First Inquiry

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 83 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    The timing is not merely suspicious, it is damning. [T]he alleged disappearance of Ms. Lerner's hard drive—and the fact that the missing conversations are those the former IRS director had with people outside the IRS—has suddenly resurrected, with force, the explosive possibility that she was chatting with Democrats who mattered. There's plenty of reason to believe she was. Just last week Congress discovered (via a subpoena to the Justice Department) emails showing that Ms. Lerner had conversations with Justice prosecutors about investigating conservative nonprofits. Who else in the Obama administration was Ms. Lerner talking to? I'm omitting all of the...
  • Here is why Lois Lerner losing 2 years worth of email smells fishy!

    06/21/2014 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 43 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 06/21/14 | Bluegrass Pundit
    We have been told Lois Lerner lost 2 years worth of emails due to a crash of her hard drive. We were told the disc had bad sectors and the data could not be recovered.  According to documents provided by the IRS, Lerner was archiving her e-mails on her local hard drive, which developed fatal problems (bad sectors) in the middle of June 2011. The data proved unrecoverable despite heroic efforts on the part of the IT staff.  Let's delve into this a little deeper. Exactly what is a hard disc sector? In computer disk storage, a sector is a subdivision of...
  • Inside the IRS

    06/21/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Shery · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | 20 June, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    BILL HENCK: INSIDE THE IRS, PART 4 William Henck has worked inside the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel as an attorney for over 26 years. We posted his personal account, including his testimony to a retaliatory audit conducted by the IRS against him, this past February in “Inside the IRS.” We followed up with part 2 in May and part 3 earlier this month. When we posted the second of Bill’s two items in May, I called and wrote IRS public affairs to ask for any comment the agency might have. None was forthcoming; the agency declined to respond....
  • We Know The Whereabouts of Lost IRS Emails…

    06/21/2014 8:41:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 40 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mac Slavo
    A Congressional inquiry into the targeting of Tea Party and Conservative organizations by the IRS has revealed that thousands of emails from IRS head Lois Lerner and at least six of her subordinates have been lost to history after the hard drive which stored them was reportedly thrown away. The loss of the emails makes it nearly impossible to track down and verify what actually took place and whether or not the Obama administration was directly involved in the harassment of independent groups that didn’t agree with the President’s political platform.Without the emails their is no accountability, despite the fact...
  • Did The IRS Lie To Senators?

    06/21/2014 11:44:00 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 32 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 06/20/14 | Bob Parks
    Only one problem: the Office of Management and Budget issued a memo August 24, 2012 reminding federal employees that President Obama signed a directive on November 18, 2011 that offered specific guidelines as to the handling of records (see memo page 3 below).
  • White House Calls Irs Investigation A 'Conspiracy Theory'

    06/20/2014 3:13:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 20 Jun 2014
    Friday at the daily briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest repeatedly dismissed concerns over Internal Revenue Service claims that two years of Lois Lerner's emails are lost forever as "conspiracy theories." "Turns out that there have been 13 months of multiple congressional investigations, including 14 congressional hearings, 30 interviews with IRS employees, 50 written congressional requests, and 750,000 pages of documents, and all of that has done nothing to substantiate false Republican claims of a broader political conspiracy," Earnest said.
  • Transcript of Lois Lerner’s Remarks at Tax Meeting Sparking IRS Controversy [FLASHBACK]

    06/21/2014 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Election Law ^ | May 11, 2013 | by Rick Hasen
    In response to a question about the IRS’s handling of Tea Party exemption applications, asked at the May 10 meeting of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, Lois Lerner, Director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations office, made the following response:  “We get about 60,000 applications for tax exemption every year, most of them are 501(c)(3) organizations. But between 2010 and 2012 we started seeing a very big uptick in the number of 501(c)(4) applications we were receiving and many of these organizations applying more than doubled, about 1500 in 2010 and over 3400...
  • Emails Show Liar Lerner Targeted 'Dangerous' Tea Party

    09/14/2013 9:00:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | September 13, 2013 | Editor
    New emails show that the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status targeted tea party applications specifically and directed they be held up. While a possible "wag the dog" attack on Syria and other "phony" scandals like Benghazi have grabbed the headlines, Congress has continued its investigation into the Obama administration's targeting of tea party groups that sprang up in opposition to ObamaCare by the agency charged with enforcing it, the Internal Revenue Service. [snip] In the February 2011 email, Lerner advised her staff — including then-Exempt Organizations Technical...