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The Lost IRS E-mails Exist!
American Thinker, by William A. Routt

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Posted By:Flyright, 6/21/2014 6:46:15 AM

I have been listening all week to TV pundits lamenting that Lois Lerner’s hard drive has been destroyed, and therefore her e-mails are lost. This is simply not the case. I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of how the e-mail system works. When you write an e-mail, it goes to your server to be sent to the person you e-mailed. Your server keeps a copy of that e-mail, and of all your e-mails – sent and received. When you create all the folders in your e-mail program that you use to save e-mails in...these are also

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 6/21/2014 6:58:14 AM     (No. 9894361)

Exactly! If congress really wants to get to the bottom of the corruption at the IRS, they need to arm somebody having IT experience with subpoenas and search warrants to go ferret out where the "destroyed" emails are being hidden.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 6/21/2014 7:07:18 AM     (No. 9894368)

Well done, Mr. Routt. A simple explanation for all the doofuses out there who think nothing can be done to retrieve those emails. Short of destroying the actual servers, Mr. Koskinen may have to eat Lois´ recycled detritus.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubby, 6/21/2014 7:07:25 AM     (No. 9894369)

I disagree. They will just say the server failed as well and was also "recycled". They will say it was unusual but stuff like this happens all the time. The emails are gone because they show the White House involvement in a crime. In addition obama knows nothing will happen other than a bunch of House hearings. Even the IRS Commissioner could give a crap about the Republican hearings as evidenced by his arrogant condescending responses. The Democrats are all for protecting obama no matter the crime. This will drag on and soon be forgotten when the next scandal starts like the DHS bid in January to handle 65000 minors. Then the next scandal will after the DHS etc. So it goes the destruction of the country unabated.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer, 6/21/2014 7:33:41 AM     (No. 9894388)

Agreed, sadly. This article is interesting, but hardly convincing. Naturally, shadowy figures from the NSA, or some super-secret 0 cleanup agency took care of the Outlook Express servers a year or more ago. That´s why LL and Koskinen can be so calm and smug. The only thing that could possibly help is if some Snowden type, realizing the potential for future gain through blackmail, made a secret copy off the server. Needless to say, any metadata at the NSA has long since been scrubbed. The only thing this maladministration shows talent and diligence for is corruption.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 6/21/2014 7:33:49 AM     (No. 9894389)

I´d call Snowden to see what he has.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/21/2014 7:36:14 AM     (No. 9894391)

Several of us with substantial technical backgrounds have been pointing out this same explanation here since this fake excuse first hit. In addition to the description of the role of servers as being the true location of the emails, it is also important to note the nature and importance of backups.

Koskinen claims that only the last 6 months of emails are backed up. I find that claim to be absurd. That may be true for the daily backups but every organization of any size that I´ve ever dealt with has what are referred to as milestone backups. That is they are complete archives as of a given point in time, and at a minimum, annually. The purpose of such backups is to insure that technical or human errors do not overwrite all correct previous entries as of a certain point in time. This allows the organization to recover such data as of that point in time. Typically such milestone backups are done periodically (weekly, monthly, etc.).

There is no way that an organization the size of the IRS would not have such milestone backups. Get some forensic IT experts in there and subpoena those backups.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 6/21/2014 7:56:59 AM     (No. 9894416)

As I posted after the article, there were several IT experts who called Mark Levin´s show on Friday, June 13. One caller claimed that she works for the company that created the software that the IRS is using that does an automatic spillover. It´s a security system that backs up these systems "every single night"; these backups are stored "for years".

But here´s the kicker: This caller said her company never received any calls or emails saying these systems failed. And she further pointed out that if any of their systems failed, whether for state/federal government or private business, they would never get the projects. This is all regulated. You must have spillover systems, because the IRS is federally funded, and by law there are certain security measures that have to be implemented.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kerryman, 6/21/2014 8:10:27 AM     (No. 9894429)



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 6/21/2014 8:11:12 AM     (No. 9894430)

In the legal world, email stands for "eternal mail". They never disappear even after supposedly deleting them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nodak, 6/21/2014 8:18:06 AM     (No. 9894440)

I believe that the only reason they are willing to lie this blatantly is that the information that exists in the emails is so damaging that it could bring down the entire administration and send a whole lot of people to jail.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 6/21/2014 8:21:16 AM     (No. 9894445)

Here´s how they get off the hook: Explain that the emails contained selfies of Lois Lerner naked. that should stop anyone from looking.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: freightdog, 6/21/2014 8:27:57 AM     (No. 9894451)

All these missing emails are reminiscent of the huge swath of incriminating documents that turned up "missing" from Madison Guarantee, a Little Rock, Arkansas, savings and loan that failed in the early 1980´s.

While it was obvious to the most casual observer that deliberate, fraudulent actions had to have been taken by the officers of the Madison (officers that included the company´s legal counsel) to cause the company´s failure, no prosecutable case for bank fraud could be established since the documents that would reveal a fraud and that Madison was required to retain along with documents that had been recorded in courthouses had all disappeared.

Hence, while it was obvious that a fraud had been committed, the fraud went unproven and those responsible for the collapse of Madison went unpunished.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 6/21/2014 8:33:44 AM     (No. 9894459)

FTA: We went through this with Al Gore years ago, when he destroyed his PC and supposedly lost his e-mails. It was bogus then, and it’s bogus now.

HA HA HA !!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nightvision, 6/21/2014 8:35:18 AM     (No. 9894460)

Of COURSE they still exist.

For them to claim they are "lost" is the equivalent of "the dog ate my homework".

IOW, they really think people are stupid.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kerryman, 6/21/2014 8:35:54 AM     (No. 9894462)

I´m a Luddite. This means that the excuse of a six month overwrite is totally bogus. I would like to see a real tech expert litigator question the head of IRS IT. All of this is non-IT expert Congress Critters getting face time to ask non-IT expert evasive lawyers questions which they in turn evade and stonewall. When we get to real IT people from IRS in that position and they take the Fifth, hear their proffer, give them immunity and let the real games begin. This is all Kabuki BS.

Semper Fi

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Reply 16 - Posted by: plex, 6/21/2014 8:37:32 AM     (No. 9894466)

I know that the modern behavior is to leave your personal information, and emails, in "the cloud" (on a server) and then whine about data theft and NSA snooping. Maybe it is just us fuddy duddies that don´t use the IMAP mail protocol that leaves your email on a server but use the POP protocol which brings the email to your local computer and deletes it from the server.

Such a system would not be compliant with data retention rules and laws but is fully compliant with my privacy rules.
I just dislike "authorities" telling me how email works, when their explanation is only half the story.

General server backups would contain the mail files independent of any mail system backup, but if a full backup is run every 6 months, you can purge the older incremental backups and the old emails.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Country Boy, 6/21/2014 8:37:49 AM     (No. 9894467)

All thinking people already know the extend of duplicity of obama. Now the LOFOs are begining to see it.

Blowback from this White House discrediting the IRS (just so obama can save his sorry lazy azz) will be enormous. The country cannot move ahead without tax receipts.

Even Harry Reid will feel the heat from this one.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: essgee1952, 6/21/2014 8:39:17 AM     (No. 9894468)

I sincerely hope that the tech experts of the world are also contacting the congress critters on the committee with this info. They are mostly lawyers, after all, and don´t have that kind of technical expertise (which is what the administration is counting on).

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Reply 19 - Posted by: strike3, 6/21/2014 8:40:15 AM     (No. 9894470)

We are talking about standard quality computer systems here and, of course, the e-mails would exist in several places.

If the usual affirmative action contract companies were hired, then the IRS systems would work about as well as the obamacare website does. I have heard that the IRS paid millions of dollars for software that did not work and was scrapped. These people may not even know where the backups are or if they were even done. Anything is possible within the U.S. Government. But since the IRS knows about every penny I´ve ever made, chances are they have the damaging e-mails and are lying again.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/21/2014 8:44:40 AM     (No. 9894474)

Didn´t the smarmy testimony from the IRS dude state that after the FBI could not gather any data from it, the hard drive was "recycled" ? IF so, AND those emails are found by other means, I think it is a safe assumption that the FBI is also corrupted.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 6/21/2014 8:50:35 AM     (No. 9894482)

The Evil Chuckie Doll grew up and he is Koskinen.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/21/2014 9:22:50 AM     (No. 9894509)

Either they committed crimes as evidenced n the emails, or they committed crimes in not retaining the emails.

Either way, they are guilty of federal crimes.

Prosecute!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: valinva, 6/21/2014 9:31:23 AM     (No. 9894530)

The author doesn;tnow what he is talking about. A private email server has a finite amount of storage capacity (as do gmail and MSN dervers) mailbox sizes can have artificial limits placed on them by administrators. The only way to preserve email in perpetuity is to have a backup that is stored on some other media such as tape of a secondary archive. The IRS apparently only stores backup tape for six months. After six months the tapes are recycled. The original emails are no longer on the email server and now are now no longer on tape. Lois Lerner supposedly had copies stored on her hard drive locally as PST files. They were the only copies. When her hard drive supposedly failed and was destroyed, they were also destroyed and are gone forever. The only possibility of retrieving these emails is if they exist somewhere in the recipients email system.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 6/21/2014 9:32:55 AM     (No. 9894532)

Why have NO IT guys been called to testify?
The Congressmen do not even know how emails work so they are lousy interrogators and will never find out what happened to the emails and how to retrieve them.
This was evident when Ryan was told that the IRS didn´t tell him the other machines also broke down because he didn´t ask.
Congress needs someone who knows what questions to ask and not settle for the standard "I´ll get back to you when I figure out how to apply the spin".

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Reply 25 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 6/21/2014 9:33:34 AM     (No. 9894536)

Get a search warrant to the IRS, Microsoft for Internet Explorer, Google and the recipients. Confiscate their computers and servers and have a forensic team get the email. Back ups are done constantly, so we have to believe that "everything was lost"? I have beach front property in Nevada to sell.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/21/2014 9:36:08 AM     (No. 9894539)



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Reply 27 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 6/21/2014 9:36:10 AM     (No. 9894540)

Not just the IRS, but virtually every federal agency, is actively implementing the wildest dreams of the progressive movement by using the dictatorial technique of "administrative discretion."

They all understand that ever bigger and more powerful government is the key to feathering their own nests.

From the point of view of government employees, Obama and the progresses are literally god-like heroes and conservatives seeking to limit the scope of government are a greater threat to their own (economic) security than either the Islamic terrorists or even a nuclear Iran.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: little guy, 6/21/2014 9:39:49 AM     (No. 9894547)

Those e-mails are as lost and gone as Amelia Earhart or Jimmy Hoffa. Why? Because someone wants them lost. They are hard evidence of specific crimes going all the way to the top. So many people are in on it that they ALL have an interest in making the e-mails disappear. We´re talking about 50 to 100 high ranking people like Senators, Congressmen, their staff, the AG and the POTUS himself.

Ladies & Gentlemen: Welcome to East Germany, circa 1966. Laugh if you want but America has slipped away right under our noses.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 6/21/2014 9:41:11 AM     (No. 9894549)

These arrogant, smug, haughty and condescending IRS officials epitomize the Obama administration and Obama´s opinion and contempt for us (the majority of Americans).

Watching and listening to "Mr. K" at the hearing, my head was about to explode. Obviously it didn´t, but we - who see right through the lies and corruption of the White House, Holder and ´their´ bureaucrats, agencies, etc - ought to sue them for the health problems they are responsible for…ulcers, high blood pressure, and the like.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/21/2014 9:46:28 AM     (No. 9894563)

#15. Great post. All we get from Congress is pure political theater. The person sitting in the chair should have been the IRS IT guy and he should have been questioned by an expert, not a politician making political points. Can we please get some answers? They will not come from the political appointees who run the IRS. It will be from the men and women who do the actual work. Put them under the microscope and you might get some answers. Give them immunity and let them explain the procedures. These political hacks who come to answer questions are arrogant and confident that they are safe and secure in their corruption. Start with the guy who actually does the IT work. They probably dislike Koskinen for he is truly unlikeable but so typical of the Obama regime.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Arby, 6/21/2014 9:50:53 AM     (No. 9894567)

They also exist on the computers (and servers) of those to whom Lois Slowlearner sent them. She can slither but she can´t hide.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 6/21/2014 9:53:19 AM     (No. 9894572)

Solution idea! Just send subpoenas to every democrat for Lois Lerner´s emails to & from them and watch their computers crash. Guess the dems have much to hide, like obama´s birth certificate, school records, list of donors. Maybe all these documents will show up in Obama´s library?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 6/21/2014 10:00:54 AM     (No. 9894586)

The elite in Washington do not want to get to the bottom of the corruption. The hearings in the House are just theater for the masses. Nothing will happen. The IRS will get a larger budget and pay even bigger bonuses to the crooks.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 6/21/2014 10:08:59 AM     (No. 9894593)

The IRS meme regarding lost eMails is a blatant lie. Data is not kept on a workstation for multiple reasons. Information is kept on a server so it can be shared since multiple people may be working on the same project. There are also security concerns. Does the IRS use laptops, and let their employees take them from the workplace? Most likely. They can be stolen. Since they can be stolen, their are restrictions on what data can be placed on them. Personal information is suppose to be protected.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 6/21/2014 10:14:06 AM     (No. 9894596)

Doesn´t it make you wonder - with all these articles on how the emails still exist one place or another or can be restored, reconstructed or otherwise obtained - why Congress has not issued subpoenas to, as in this case, the servers? Instead of providing forums where the administration can, through the msm, conceal truth in obscurity (that is muddy the waters), drag out the process until it is old news, and develop their defense by Congress showing everything in its hand? They do know what we know. They read the same articles. They have access to lots of experts. Why do you suppose they are not taking action to get to the truth? We know the regime is dog because they are criminals. But why is the prosecution going along with it?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: spahrkl, 6/21/2014 10:37:43 AM     (No. 9894628)

Smug people are so sure themselves that they never consider the element of surprise by a cat smarter than they are.

The DOJ won´t do anything, obviously but this whole lie is so outrageous something has been overlooked and it will make itself known.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: franq, 6/21/2014 10:46:56 AM     (No. 9894639)

Lois Slowlearner. That´s funny. Look at that group - Lerner, Sebelius, Jarret. For that matter: Pelosi, Boxer, Sir Edmund. Name one high-ranking woman with a D after her name who isn´t a crooked shrew.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hotrod, 6/21/2014 11:44:07 AM     (No. 9894689)

If Lois Lerner, Obama, the Justice Department, the FBI, and all the others involved in this were truly innocent they would be happy to provide all the emails- to show their innocence. Instead, we have the biggest cover up in American history and public officials who lie with impunity.

Welcome to the Third-World of politics....

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Reply 39 - Posted by: sandianne, 6/21/2014 11:48:32 AM     (No. 9894696)

I recently lost data from my Neat files. I had inadvertently moved the data to another folder. All I had to do was go back in my time machine (on my iMac) to the day it was lost, reinstall the data to my Neat program, and voila!

I am NO techie, believe me. But if my little machine can find and restore once lost data, I am sure someone who cares can find Lois Lerner´s emails. This administration has no morals whatsoever. They lie about their lies.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: dman, 6/21/2014 11:59:41 AM     (No. 9894708)

In the spirit of Robert Fulghum´s famous poem "All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten": we learned how to handle this in elementary school.

When the class "stonewalls" as to who threw the spitball, the entire class gets punished. In this case, the entire executive branch is stonewalling. How do you punish the entire executive branch? Fire the coach, or in this case: impeach the President.



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Reply 41 - Posted by: Butch59, 6/21/2014 12:26:08 PM     (No. 9894733)

The one hugh stumbling block in all of this is Eric Holder. Since he is head of the DOJ of which the FBI is part of, you will NEVER get the proper people and experts to assist the congress persons that are honestly (I know that can be a laugh) trying to get to the bottom of all of this. Yes, those e-mails do exist some where but they (the WH and all of it´s minions) have covered their tracks pretty well. It is going to take a combination of IT, sofeware, and computer experts to feret out the information and thus the truth. I don´t look for that to happen.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/21/2014 12:26:52 PM     (No. 9894735)

"Lost" ! That´s a new twist from the lying State.y
Propaganda is lying (and censoring) by the State.

Stonewalling, taking the "FIFTH", was Lerner´s blatant way of lying, in exchange for which, she got a fat, as yet undisclosed, RETIREMENT and many secret perks.
She´s being paid substantial money to CENSOR !
That is the other, equal part of State lying propaganda.

Fortunately for us, IRS lying is being worn thin by the unrelenting Mr Issa. So, the "outed" IRS is now reverting to the impossible, "Lost", as a slightly frantic form of lying propaganda.

The IRS has always maintained iron fist power for one very special reason: they went after lonely, separated individuals. They made a strategic error, this time, by attacking a potential giant, a huge collection of very outspoken, dissenting individuals from all parts of America. The IRS bullied an impossibly large segment
of wonderful, patriotic, tyranny fighting citizens.
Big mistake. They broke out of their successful domination of lonely individual victims.

The emails are right there, somewhere, ready to be
"un-lost", to be, found !


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Reply 43 - Posted by: jglas, 6/21/2014 12:56:40 PM     (No. 9894767)

If they destroyed the e-mails in the backup they destroyed evidence in a crime and that´s breaking the law. Not just anybody has access to those backups so it is very likely they could find out who did it on whose orders. The "lost the e-mails" excuse cannot hold up unless the House committee wants it to.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Woodabela, 6/21/2014 1:14:58 PM     (No. 9894788)

People are indicted for murder on far less incriminating evidence than exists on this bunch of IRS scum. Haul ´em all to jail ... the Geico lizard lookalike leading the way. Make sure they´re treated with the same sensitivity and respect our Marine is being treated in a Mexican jail, then sit back and wait to see who sells out first. Repeat process for all other administration scandals.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 6/21/2014 2:02:50 PM     (No. 9894829)

Imagine the polar opposite of Obama was elected next President. And being smart, (opposite remember) he claims Obama´s lawlessness as a precedent to what he was about to do. He declares the Napoleonic Code (guilty until proven innocent) the law of the land and arrests not only the entire Executive Branch, but the other two branches plus living retirees. Then the top layer of every Federal bureaucracy is jailed and no one moves up to fill vacancies.
Then the tribunals begin. (D) after a name proves guilt whatever the accusation. Twenty yeajrs in a single elected position proves corruption, sabotage, and theft. Twenty four years of elected advancement prove corruption and election fraud. Being found guilty, one of two sentences are handed down. Confiscation of property and loss of citizenship, or hanging.
How would ValJar, Holder, Mr. Mooch like that fundamental transformation?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: comstock, 6/21/2014 2:28:27 PM     (No. 9894848)

If her emails were all lost how did they find the emails between Lerner and the IT department about the bad disk?

They came up with those pretty quickly.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 6/21/2014 3:15:48 PM     (No. 9894887)

The NSA certainly has them.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 6/21/2014 3:45:01 PM     (No. 9894904)

Does it worry anyone that these are the people charged with safeguarding our health care data????

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Reply 49 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 6/21/2014 3:55:05 PM     (No. 9894912)

Not only did they lie, they destroyed evidence. When are we going to do something?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/21/2014 4:04:54 PM     (No. 9894925)

Since a computer(s) hard hard drive crashes, shouldn´t there be "incident reports" since the computers were Federal property ?
They had to be repaired and restored, right?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: judy, 6/21/2014 4:21:04 PM     (No. 9894938)

If Newt was the leader it would have been settled months ago. Boehner is hopeless. Don´t look for anything to be settled as long as Boehner is speaker. Name one thing he´s done right.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: happywarrior, 6/21/2014 5:11:48 PM     (No. 9894971)

I was disheartened to hear Mark Levin advise Paul Ryan on his show last night what the next legal step should be and Ryan thanked him for the advice. I mean, really? Shouldn´t they know these things already?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: msjena, 6/21/2014 5:21:28 PM     (No. 9894976)

Don´t be defeatist. They should continue to pursue this. Put someone with first-hand knowledge of how the system works under oath and ask them about it. Is an IT person willing to risk a perjury charge? I don´t think so. This is reminiscent of the Nixon tapes. I hope the Republicans in Congress pursue this as aggressively as the Democrats during Watergate.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: smak90, 6/21/2014 6:07:27 PM     (No. 9895006)

Nothing will ever be found because both parties are in on it. The Republican elites dislike the tea party more than the Dem´s dislike the tea party since it exposes the Republican party and their lack of principle.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: walcb, 6/21/2014 7:19:39 PM     (No. 9895041)

I would be happy seeing all the emails received from Lois Lerner by Obama, IRS employees in Cincinnati, several select Dimocrat Senators, etc. I suppose retrieving those emails would be beyond the power of Congress though.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: legalart, 6/21/2014 8:00:15 PM     (No. 9895059)

Having worked for the feds for a long while, i can assure you that NOthing is ever lost. Backups normally occur at night, and IT depts can recover ANYthing you delete or "lose" particularly when you are a law enforcement outfit like the IRS. What baffles me is that Americans are not up in arms about this abuse of power, plus all the others. Maybe the Americans´ sense of outrage is just as gone as the Lerner emails.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: sherlock1, 6/21/2014 8:29:13 PM     (No. 9895076)

Has anybody looked in that drawer in Hillary´s side table in the back hallway, under the Rose law firm records? Or Sandy Berger´s sock drawer? Or under the huge pile of golf scorecards on Obama´s nightstand? Hey, it´s always in the last place you look.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Hammock, 6/22/2014 12:23:05 AM     (No. 9895192)

Even if you use POP rather than IMAP, backups of the server would reveal the email. IRS saying backup tapes are written over every 6 months is bogus, as there would be tapes kept as an archive. Some tapes are written over, but never all tapes.

If this is the position of the IRS, their IT staff really should be questioned, as I believe it is contrary to the law. I believe by law agencies must preserve email records, although I can´t cite it.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Franz, 6/22/2014 1:11:29 AM     (No. 9895215)

The emails should also be on:
1. The IRS Email server(s).
2. Back-ups of the IRS Email server(s).
3. The Email servers of the other agencies where these emails.(Justice, White House, Congress, etc.)
4. Back-ups of these agencies Email server(s).
5. The NSA should have records on all Emails sent or received by Lois Lerner because of their blanket monitoring of all domestic Email traffic.

2. and 4., above, are supposed to be kept nearly forever per Federal law.

There are companies that can recover data from crashed hard drives nearly 100% of the time. However, destroying the hard drive makes this impossible.



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Reply 60 - Posted by: rjc0208, 6/22/2014 2:21:36 AM     (No. 9895225)

Routt is correct regarding most email systems such as Gmail, Yahoo, MSN, etc. However, this does NOT apply to ALL email systems. For example, users of Microsoft´s Outlook Express do NOT have their email folders retained on some remote server. They are ONLY located on the user´s hard drive.

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