November 22nd, 2014

Why, fancy that

About 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s permanently missing, absolutely positively disappeared-forever emails have been found by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), who has been investigating the case.

It turned out to be rather easy, once someone wanted to do it:

“They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.

This was the line the IRS originally gave out:

In June Koskinen told Congress the emails were probably lost for good because the disaster recovery tape holds onto the data for only six months. He said even if the IRS had sought the emails within the six-month period, it would have been a complicated and difficult process to produce them from the tapes.

It is unclear, say chairman Issa of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, whether all her missing emails have been recovered.

I would lay money that they have not.

10 Responses to “Why, fancy that”

  1. Clarityseeker Says:

    Not for a typical administration, just for this one.
    Rife with adolescent behavior, highly politicized policies, illegal investigations, obnoxious obfuscations, it became tiresome so very, very long ago.
    Only a dyed-in-wool ideologue would be supportive, tolerant of this persistent, pathetic behavior.
    This CLOWN-in-Chief has so sullied the office he holds, it has sufficiently diluted its standing as the most powerful position in the world.
    Having promised to “build bridges”, and “elevate America’s standing on the world stage”, he’s done just the reverse.
    China’s leadership mocks him.
    Middle Eastern countries summarily loathe him.
    Putin goads him. Laughing in his face at his feeble and feckless flaunting of, “RED LINES” drawn in the sand.
    The IRS?
    He has sufficiently used it and other federal agencies to act in abhorrent and devious fashion. I am merely reminded of the Gestapo and other fascist strong arm slap dicks who’ve littered the historical terrain. This pathetic potus has proven to be as small a man as we sized him up to be in 2008 when he campaigned on nothingness.

  2. Exasperated Says:

    A month of so back, Boston radio talk show host, Howie Carr, pondered over the emergence of the words:” feckless” and “blather”.

  3. Ray Says:

    I had a hard drive failure and couldn’t access my tax returns. I found some free software that allowed me to access and recover my documents off the defective hard drive. Do they expect us to believe the IT people are so incompetent they can’t recover data from a bad hard drive or they have no backup?

  4. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    “It is unclear, … whether all her missing emails have been recovered. I would lay money that they have not.”

    I rather doubt you’d be able to find anyone neo who would take that bet;-) I strongly suspect that it took all this time for them to weed out all of the most damaging emails. I wonder if there’s software that can identify that an email was sent or received that is now ‘absent’ from the recovered email tapes? I would lay some money on there being lots of ‘missing’ emails from the ‘recovered’ tapes.

  5. carl in atlanta Says:

    “[I]t took them several weeks” because they’ve been getting rid of all the incriminating stuff.

  6. mezzrow Says:

    I find it interesting that the only instance where a smoking gun has been found involves an instance that shows a reference to “Sharryl (not Sharyl) is out of control.” Almost as if someone had scrubbed all references to the words Sharyl Attkisson from the docs released to Judicial Watch. They scrubbed all possible spellings of her last name I bet, but missed one misspelled instance of her first name.

    It’s the coverup, not the crime, but this will play out past the expiration date of this administration. The IRS, on the other hand, does not expire. Shame, that. Stay on this. This data has almost certainly been similarly laundered.

  7. CapnRusty Says:

    NYTimes, January 6, 1996

    “After nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, the White House said this evening that it had unexpectedly discovered copies of missing documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s law firm that describe her work for a failing savings and loan association in the 1980’s.

    “Federal and Congressional investigators have issued subpoenas for the documents since 1994, and the White House has said it did not have them. The originals disappeared from the Rose Law Firm, in which Mrs. Clinton was a partner, shortly before Mr. Clinton took office.

    “The newly discovered documents are copies of billing records from the Rose firm, where Mrs. Clinton helped represent Madison Guaranty, a savings and loan run by James B. McDougal, the Clintons’ business partner in the Whitewater land venture. The originals are still missing. Investigators have been seeking the documents to determine the role Mrs. Clinton played in the firm’s representation of the savings and loan.”

  8. Gringo Says:

    Good find, CapnRusty. Learning from a master, are President Obama and his minions.

  9. Hangtown Bob Says:

    Yes……. the long sought Rose Law Firm billing records were found in the private quarters of the White House.

    “Henry F. Schuelke, a lawyer for Mrs. Huber, said tonight that she found the records in a storage area in the third-floor private residence at the White House where unsolicited gifts to the President and First Lady are stored before being sorted and catalogued.

    Mr. Schuelke said Mrs. Huber did not know who placed the records in the storage area or how long the material might have been there. “It could have been there for months,” he said. She has no idea how long it was there.”

  10. Mike Says:

    “Do they expect us to believe the IT people are so incompetent they can’t recover data from a bad hard drive or they have no backup?”

    Nope, they think “we” are ignorant Gruber peasants that need to get back out into the field. Of course it takes a lot of hubris to simply shred something after the court requests it.
    Aka Nixon and the missing 12 minutes of tape.
    Apparently these “Mafia type Dons” have no fear of the Serfs nor the courts. 🙁

    “IRS technical analysts did not search Lois Lerner’s Blackberry for her allegedly “lost” e-mails — and the smartphone was destroyed after congressional investigation had begun.”

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