February 27th, 2015

Lois Lerner’s emails

The wheels of justice grind slow.

Very, very slow. And that’s part of the plan; after all, the benefits have already been reaped, and by now most of America has Moved On.

Last night Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Timothy Camus updated the House Oversight Committee on the status of Lois Lerner’s “missing” emails surrounding the IRS targeting of conservatives.

In an exchange with Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Camus revealed there is “potential criminal activity” involved in the disappearance and hiding of emails belonging to IRS officials involved in the targeting of conservatives between 2010 and 2012…

Not surprisingly, in order to stonewall the congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups, IRS officials never asked IT professionals to look into gathering back-up tapes or recovering emails requested by Congress.

Despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly saying under oath in previous hearings that Lerner’s emails could not be recovered, Camus and investigators have been successful in recovering nearly 33,000 emails relevant to the IRS investigation.

17 Responses to “Lois Lerner’s emails”

  1. G Joubert Says:

    I expected the now Republican-controlled Senate to become more active and assertive in investigating the IRS on this scandal. What have they done? And how about civil service reform generally? Bupkis.

  2. Ymarsakar Says:

    What have they done?

    They’re busy interfering interns and below minimum wage volunteers. Bureaucracies tend to be manpower intensive.

  3. KLSmith Says:

    Quelle surprise! Too bad our banana republic won’t come with the balmy weather.

  4. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    There are two many factors against effective exposure of the truth for it to have any real impact.

    Marxists have taken control of the executive branch and half of Congress and half of SCOTUS. The MSM acts as the Left’s propaganda arm and half of America doesn’t care. One way or the other, they shall reap what they have sown.

  5. CapnRusty Says:

    It’s not the crime. It’s the cover-up. Ask Nixon.

    I will know heaven has arrived if ever I can see Obama on t.v., glowering, saying “I am not a crook!”

  6. Clarityseeker Says:

    CapnRusty,

    Thank you for the chuckle…

    Now get back to swabbing those decks.

  7. davisbr Says:

    Two words.

    Criminal. Prosecution.

    And if they can’t get this to the level of a criminal charges?

    Hang ’em all.

  8. Gringo Says:

    Despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly saying under oath in previous hearings that Lerner’s emails could not be recovered, Camus and investigators have been successful in recovering nearly 33,000 emails relevant to the IRS investigation.

    Bloggers pointed out repeatedly at the time of Koskinen’s testimony stating “Lerner’s emails could not be recovered” that there were backup systems upon backup systems.

    Guess who was right?

  9. Gary Says:

    KLSmith wrote:

    Quelle surprise! Too bad our banana republic won’t come with the balmy weather.

    You got that right.

    For those who know little about IT and email, allow me to translate the IRS’s absurd position–prior to this exposure–into plain English:

    “The 3 or 4 different machines storing copies of Lerner’s emails (plus her Blackberry) all mysteriously failed at the same time and were destroyed. Ditto for all the key people with whom she exchanged emails. Sorry, all the evidence is gone.”

    There’s less than a 1 in a million chance this is true. And yet they put out this utter BS with a straight face, the MSM takes it seriously and they stonewall until everyone’s bored or has forgotten it.

    As in a banana republic, the people at the top have such chutzpah and disdain for the public, they don’t even bother to concoct a plausible lie.

  10. parker Says:

    Where are the ISIL beheaders when we need them most?

  11. Don Carlos Says:

    Anyone expect the GOP invertebrates to develop spines and stand upright?

  12. Cornhead Says:

    The person who wins the presidency takes on the IRS. It needs to be eliminated or pared down significantly.

    The new Congress needs to cite Lerner for contempt and the House should jail her until she talks. And Kostiken needs to be investigated for perjury.

  13. Dennis Says:

    Cornhead says:
    “The new Congress needs to cite Lerner for contempt and the House should jail her until she talks. And Kostiken needs to be investigated for perjury.”

    Hear. Hear. Someone needs to go to jail for a long time.

  14. Clarityseeker Says:

    Dennis,
    I will volunteer. To go to jail.
    It’s no fun on the “outside” anymore. Too much of a resemblance to Alice In Wonderland.

  15. parker Says:

    Personally, I wash my hands of the gop until there is a change of leadership. Boehner and McConnell must go and firebrands like Gowdy and Cruz must take their place. The dhs funding debacle is my line in the boychilds red sand.

  16. Matt_SE Says:

    They had some extra details on Ace of Spades:
    424 tapes were recovered from exactly the sort of back-up storage system you’d expect. There was a document sought by the investigator that would have made this easier, but the IRS refused to turn it over. The investigator found out somehow anyway, and went to the site.
    All of this was accomplished in two weeks.
    Personnel at the site said that NOBODY had ever requested the tapes.
    That means two things, assuming the personnel are trustworthy:
    1) Koskinen LIED about efforts to recover the tapes.
    2) If true, the tapes stand a good chance of NOT BEING TAMPERED WITH.
    One of Lerner’s contained emails was somehow leaked and Ace published it:
    Lerner: “No one will ever believe that our hard drives crashed at the same time.”
    Assuming this means what we think it means, it is evidence that Lerner knew what she was doing, knew it was wrong, and was trying to cover it up. It also implicates whoever she was corresponding with.
    Who knows how far up the chain the emails will go?
    If I were the investigator, I would make sure a TOP-NOTCH forensic investigation of the tapes was conducted, to make sure they haven’t been tampered with.
    Then, go to town on them.

  17. Ymarsakar Says:

    Like Sandy Berger, even if there is evidence against them, they’ll get a slap on the wrist.

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