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Judicial Watch Statement on Discovery of
Backups for “Missing” Lois Lerner IRS Emails

Judicial Watch Press Release, by Staff

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Posted By:Flyright, 8/26/2014 7:21:45 AM

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced the following developments in the IRS’ missing emails investigation. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated:Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe. The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system.We obviously disagree that disclosing the emails as required would be

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/26/2014 7:35:24 AM     (No. 9981371)

Sheesh! Get a savvy 15 year old to trace it. The teen will do a better job ferreting the emails than any one in the reluctant goobermint would.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Really?, 8/26/2014 7:43:59 AM     (No. 9981379)

The statement that retrieving the e-mails is "too onerous" to perform should be regarded as contempt of court.

The judge should imprison whoever made or makes that statement and the government should withhold all funding from the department keeping the backup records.

This whole case is making a mockery of our justice system. We cannot survive as a nation if "that is too hard to do" becomes a valid defense in a court of law.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/26/2014 8:09:59 AM     (No. 9981406)

All other excuses have been extinguished. This is the last gasp. Judicial Watch is the Woodward and Bernstein of our day. No doubt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dataman, 8/26/2014 8:25:05 AM     (No. 9981422)

Someone needs to go to jail for this.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/26/2014 8:34:50 AM     (No. 9981434)

Didn´t there use to be a price to be paid for lying to Congress? Is that gone, along with the meaning of the word ´treason?´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/26/2014 8:41:23 AM     (No. 9981444)

The judge needs to subpoena the entire IT staff of the IRS, sit them down in his court room and tell them that they have 48 hours to cough up the un-redacted emails or they are all going to prison. He should have prison vans parked out front and a pile of orange jumpsuits and leg irons sitting by his dais.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bridgepard, 8/26/2014 8:43:10 AM     (No. 9981447)

This is what happens when government gets so big it has no idea what it is doing. If a backup of all government emails does indeed exist
- politicians didn´t know about it
- DOJ didn´t know about it
- the judiciary didn´t know about it
- the press didn´t know about it
- the people who did know it exists said nothing.
- the poeple who work at creating and maintaining it said nothing.

This is your government in action.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/26/2014 9:23:24 AM     (No. 9981516)

The administration that believes it can play out the clock on all of it´s crimes, meets reality.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/26/2014 9:25:35 AM     (No. 9981520)

It is mockery for the doj to say the backup system is "too onerous to search." So is the statement about the IG investigation of the backup system. The smug, mocking behavior by irs and other obama mouthpieces throughout the irs targeting suggests these hacks know they got away with it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/26/2014 9:25:51 AM     (No. 9981521)

The excuses are total BS! The files are backed up in folder hierarchy and Lerner´s emails would be very easy to find in a search...which would take a maximum of a few hours.

The IRS criminals and the DOJ are doing everything they can to deny Congress the information leagally asked for and they all should go directly to jail with no one getting out until the requested data is turned over.

Hello Congress, strap on some cahones and do your job, find all of them in contempt and jail them! YOU HAVE THE POWER, USE IT!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Crashnburn, 8/26/2014 10:30:22 AM     (No. 9981652)

A simple question. If the database is too onerous too search, why have it in the first place?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Winmag, 8/26/2014 10:35:58 AM     (No. 9981661)

Maybe this witch will hang yet!

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