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´Suspicious´: Experts, GOP lawmakers
question Lerner´s lost email explanation

Fox News, by Judson Berger

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Posted By:garnet, 6/27/2014 9:43:24 AM

Computer experts and Republican lawmakers are poking holes in IRS claims that the agency did all it could to retrieve embattled ex-official Lois Lerner´s allegedly "lost" emails, which the agency blames on a 2011 hard-drive crash. The email revelation already has prompted three congressional hearings -- with more likely to come -- as lawmakers grow more skeptical of the explanation and look for inconsistencies in the story. Among them, they point to a flurry of emails from mid-2011 between Lerner and the agency´s information technology team about the alleged computer failure which was attached to the agency´s mea culpa delivered to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 6/27/2014 10:25:49 AM     (No. 9901883)

Experts and GOP lawmakers, but NO Democrats. That speaks volumes to me. With the Dems, it is just like the German Socialist Unity Party´s song, "The Party, the Party, the Party is always right!".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: comstock, 6/27/2014 12:41:41 PM     (No. 9902182)

I´m a computer nerd (MS CompSci). I´ve been working on this stuff since 1967. Everything I´ve read on this topic has been superficial drivel. What was the nature of the "crash?" That term has been tossed around, but what actually happened? Did the drive suffer a head crash? Did the magnetic coating delaminate? Did the stepper motor or the spin motor fail? Was the failure even a physical failure? Or was it data corruption caused by a weak sector?

"the sectors on her hard drive were "bad" is a weak tea explanation. Were they physically bad, or was the data recorded in the sectors corrupted? There are methods to recover that data. Were the sectors involved data sectors or directory sectors? Either way, they can be rebuilt.

Do you want to "crash" your HDD? Simple. Reformat it. That erases the Directory, resets the Allocation Table, but the data is still there. And the Directory and Allocation Table can be rebuilt.

There are more sophisticated erasure programs available on the Internet. They actually overwrite all the data on the HDD with all 1´s, all 0´s or a random pattern. Was one of these used?

My gut (and experience) tell me Lerner erased the email files, and inadvertently some personal files. The lazy IT guys took her lead that she wasn´t too concerned (she didn´t want to call attention to what she had clumsily done). So they trashed the HDD.

All th current claims that "every effort was made..." are after the fact posterior covering. That covering can´t cover up the stink.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 6/27/2014 12:42:37 PM     (No. 9902183)

I guess I´m an "expert" compared to about 99.9% of the people out there, and Lerner´s claims are weak - but not impossible. However they are SO weak that a court could easily send Lerner to jail on the weakness.

Almost certainly the FBI could recover all relevant emails, they have some sharp guys. The problem is they are not looking. Holder should be immediately impeached, and probably Obama as well, just on this. Plus on fifty other reasons.

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