all of Lois Lerner's emails with parties outside the agency were destroyed in an unfortunate and untimely hard-drive crash.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) on Friday said it was “unacceptable” that he was just learning of this problem now, after a lengthy investigation into Lerner’s involvement in the IRS targeting scandal... “The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to congressional inquiries,” he said. “There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.”
Gee, since the DOJ was implicated in the IRS scandal, I'm sure we can count on Eric Holder to spearhead a bold, independent "forensic audit" of the disks in question. What a bunch of nincompoops.
Oh, and the brilliant investigator Darrell "Inspector" Issa was equally peeved.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) indicated that he doesn’t believe the IRS is telling the truth... “Do they really expect the American people to believe that, after having withheld these emails for a year, they’re just now realizing the most critical time period is missing?”
This kind of rank incompetence is precisely why Johnny Boehner should have named a Select Committee on the IRS.
In lieu of that rational step, may I offer these clownish fools some instructions for dealing with this criminal behavior.
Terry V. Milholland served as the IRS Chief Technology Officer during the years in question and was responsible for all IT activities. Subpoena Milholland now.
2. David Stender served as Associate CIO for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer at the IRS during the years in question. Subpoena Stender now.
3. Robert N. Crawford served as the Associate Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Services at the IRS during the years in question. Subpoena Crawford now.
4. Lauren Buschor served as the Associate Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Operations at the IRS during the years in question. Subpoena Buschor now.
5. The IRS uses Microsoft Exchange as its email platform. Subpoena the administrator of that system now.
6. Immediately subpoena all backup tapes of the email system, probably held at an Iron Mountain facility, for the years 2010 through 2013
7. Prepare a list of questions for each of the IT executives to include, at a minimum, the following:
a) Given the redundant infrastructure, disaster recovery and business continuity facilities, and other preparations designed to maintain the IRS's technical operations, describe how the agency could state that a small fraction of the email related to Lois Lerner could be reported as "destroyed".
b) Describe the logical architecture of backups for the Exchange system including DR sites, offline storage of backup tapes, etc.
c) Describe the interval of full and incremental backups for the Exchange system.
d) Describe a scenario in which all backups from Lerner for the years in question could be destroyed.
8. Immediately subpoena all disk drives said to have "crashed".
9. Put each of these officials under oath immediately.
10. Begin forensic investigations of the drives and backup tapes.
How hard was that?
Apparently too hard for the establishment Republican buffoons, who probably want to see a weaponized IRS target conservatives.
Subpoena them immediately, but issue an order that they must not communicate with one another, with the corrupt DOJ, or with anyone in any way connected to this scandal. You can be sure they will corroborate their testimony.
Thank you for posting this. I tweeted it to as many opinion makers as I could think of.
Here's an idea. Just put Lois baby in jail until they find or recover the missing emails. Quick fix.
Gee, maybe the NSA and all the other police state organ's of tyrants running my government have copies of this apparatchiks emails.
All that spying is reserved, like the rule of law, us little people.
You know, some day, and it isn't too far in the future, there are people who are going to begin taking matters into their own hands. And these mandarin's and political criminals are going to get what they deserve for what they are doing to us.
It's funny how these tyrants and others like Ms. Lerner, call people who have never done anything remotely like what domestic terrorist if they existed would do in just cause for the crimes and treason, injustices and trespasses, upon their Liberty and freedom by political class hacks such as this so very nasty and evil woman.
It shows just how guilty, but furthermore how aware people such as Lerner and Holder and yes their chief tyrant aka the chocolate chief executive emperor are of their crimes. That this Nomenklaturer class of unaccountable and so far untouchable regulatory tyrants deem those they look down upon with such cunning contempt, belies there fig leaf of legitimacy.
Is it any wonder they call peoples property, their rifles, assault weapons?
I'm saying they call our rifles "assault weapons" because in their minds they know those rifles are going to end up being used to assault them for what they are doing to us. And being classified as a "domestic terrorist" because you believe in the principles of rule of law, liberty even? Well that just takes the cake that one. In a way it is the only truth these ruling class scum speak. Because if they don't back off and cut this oligarchy bullshit of strip mining us of our prosperity and our happiness, they are going to make more "domestic terrorists" with "assault weapons" than they could possibly imagine.
What they fail to understand is they need us more than we need them, and there is a whole hell of a lot more Ewoks than ruling class idiots. And just so my point is not mistaken, all these cops arming themselves at our expense, and that dirty rotten act of Marshal law the NDAA, all the ammo and hidy holes and "personal protection" weapons Lerner and her ilk are stock piling, it ain't gonna be enough to keep ending up like Dictator Ceauşescu and his wife, the rulers of Romania.
Worst of it is, but for Lerner and all the rest of these scum, it never had to be like this, what they have done and continue to do. There was enough for everyone. More than enough. The bastards killed the goose that lays golden eggs.
Oh no, they are so greedy and hungry for power they are willing to destroy it all,actively working to impoverish and indenture 100's of millions of people who comprise the heart and soul of the most productive wealthiest society in all of 5000 years of human history.
They call themselves the elites?
And they call a guy like me a domestic terrorist?
They want to disarm me?
They must think we are all some kind of stupid.
Off-topic, but this is a link showing mass executions of unarmed Iraqi men by Al-Queda.
It is very graphic. scroll down to see the long rows of men laying face down waiting to be executed.
Remember this when Feinstein, Reid and Shumer want you disarmed via "common sense gun control"
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I agree, but I would add the names of the IRS IT guys who supposedly dealt with Lerner's "crash" first. There would have to be a service ticket of some kind identifying who worked on the job.
Put those guys under lights and under oath first. I doubt the little guys would risk prison to lie for others.
Only then should their superiors be called to testify, once the techs are on the record.
its not that hard to get emails. The Feds more than likely use Exchange for email. Every email is recorded in a journal as soon as it comes in or leaves. Every email, even if deleted on a local computer (or lost in this case) can be easily retrieved by querying the Journal. That the EPA would pull this stunt on America really shows what they think of us.
This is like telling us the reason we can't fight of al-queda in Iraq is because we ran out of bombs.
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