Skip to comments.GOP fury after report claims IRS 'recycled' Lerner hard drive
Posted on 06/19/2014 3:42:23 AM PDT by servo1969
The top Republican on one of the House committees investigating the IRS targeting scandal reacted furiously late Wednesday to a report that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's hard drive had been recycled, making it likely that many emails sent to and from Lerner prior to the summer of 2011 will never be recovered.
The Politico report cited two anonymous sources, as well as Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who confirmed that the Senate Finance Committee had been told that the hard drive had been discarded.
"If the IRS truly got rid of evidence in a way that violated the Federal Records Act and ensured the FBI never got a crack at recovering files from an official claiming a Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, this is proof their whole line about 'losing' e-mails in the targeting scandal was just one more attempted deception," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a statement. "Official records, like the e-mails of a prominent official, don't just disappear without a trace unless that was the intention."
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This is the Obama administration saying, "You're not getting the damn emails. Now, what are you gonna do about it?"
Obama is Law-Less because the Republican “leaders: are BALL-LESS!!!!!
I think there is supposed to be hard copies, too.
What you going to do about, you treasonous
EXEMPT, selfserving, drunk, ambien-laced,
whoring, Law-ignoring, bastards in Congress?
Just like in Fast&Furious, you bastards.
Issa is a tool.
It’s too bad the media doesn’t treat this even 1% as seriously as they did the missing Nixon tapes.
The emails reside on the Exchange (email) Server, not the local hard drive. Besides, haven’t other Obama staff been using private Gmail accounts to do the dirty work?
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)
Darrell Issa is full of bile and faux rage, which amounts to absolutely nothing. Today will pass into tomorrow, and this too will be forgotten. The endless tyranny will continue -- without consequence to the tyrant.
More like Issa is a fool. And the rest of them as well.
They are trying to use the rule of law on a bunch of people who are lawless and have no respect for the law. The baraq gang has insulated themselves from the law such that the repubs have been made powerless. The only remedy the repubs have now is to defund the govt. Shut it down. But they won’t do that because they are afraid of the upcoming election in November.
I wonder if the IRS uses a service like Office365? Which is to wonder if the service provider could be subpoenaed?
“They are trying to use the rule of law on a bunch of people who are lawless and have no respect for the law. The baraq gang has insulated themselves from the law such that the repubs have been made powerless. The only remedy the repubs have now is to defund the govt. Shut it down. But they wont do that because they are afraid of the upcoming election in November.”
If there is anything I’ve learned over the last six years, it is that the Democrats can do whatever they want. I’ve never been an alarmist, but I’m pretty sure that if Dems wanted to outlaw the Republican Party they’d get away with it.
America as it was founded is dead.
Cant do anything about it,he just claims executive privelige
They won't do it, but here is the answer:
Article One, Section Nine, clause 7 No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.
Cut all funding to the administration and the IRS, the EPA and the Dept of Education for two years. End of problem and a total restoration of the economy.
At this point the Regime could start executing every registered Republican in the country. Congress would do nothing. The press would not report it. What’s to stop them?
Let me state the obvious: The Republicans need to get some knowledgeable IT people to help them question the IRS IT people about the IRS email systems. How hard is that?
"You can trust us. Because, WE are EXEMPT"
The maggots in the GOP are complicit in the destruction of our country.
“Its too bad the media doesnt treat this even 1% as seriously as they did the missing Nixon tapes.”
No they’re too busy dragging Dr. Oz onto capital hill and grilling him about a weight loss plan.................anything but important events and the lib media is silent as usual.
“There are backups. There are backups of the backups. And on top of everything else- emails are sent to someone, right? So, where are their copies?’
I asked the same question yesterday. There must be hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses with copies of the emails denying them the same relief given to the Dems.
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