Skip to comments.Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost Lerner emails ‘under oath’
Posted on 07/10/2014 3:32:51 PM PDT by upchuck
A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain "under oath" how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency 30 days to file a declaration by an "appropriate official" to address the computer issues with ex-official Lois Lerner.
The decision came Thursday as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which along with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has questioned how the IRS lost the emails and, in some cases, had no apparent way to retrieve them.
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WooHoo! Finally a Court Order!
I did it...I did it...It was me...not Lois. She's an idiot!!
Why do these judges etc., always give these criminals such a long time to come up with their excuses. Why not 48 hours or next week?
I also like idea of getting a judicial expert to look into finding alternate sources of the emails. I suspect that IRS servers, other peoples computers (like in the White house and DNC) along with the NSA could do wonders to come up with real information that IRS and DOJ are corrupt and doing the Big Zero's bidding.
So then he said "and it's gotta be under oath"/
He should make them swear on the Koran just to be sure.
I’m impressed that a federal judge is doing this.
Will the IRS appeal the judge’s ruling?..That will be telling.
Will they claim executive privilege like the DOJ did in Fast and Furious.
Same old crap,sorry judge there is an ongoing investigation
“Under oath”.. Judge Sullivan KNOWS Team Obama LIES A LOT.
Who is the IRS?
Who will "explain?"
Who will be under oath?
Who? I'll tell you who. Some know-nothing stooge that they know, knows nothing. That's who.
I'm not so sure that that will pass muster with this judge though.
Next question: Who does the IRS get to commit perjury?
At that point the hard drives were removed and physically destroyed. I would think that when the computers were set up with the new drives, the users' systems were restored from a backup, so even if these messages were deleted there would be a record of them somewhere.
What's the point? It commands them to lie to us.
OK, so she goes under oath and lies, and no one else counters her lies.
Back to square one.
Not quite. Congress cannot disbar Eric Holder. A judge can.
When will someone ask the question:
Is the IRS a part of the Federal Government or an entity of it’s own.
Of course NOBODY will ask THAT question.
I can say this...having worked around government operations...that once someone says the boss has to give testimony under oath...things get awful messy. The boss will have several lawyers standing in a room as he questions his junior executives, and he might require them to sign statements as they answer his questions. At that point, the junior guys call their lawyers, and question-and-answer sessions with the boss suddenly get stagnant. No one will sign any statement....no one will vouch for anything....and the whole system falls apart within two or three weeks.
I can also vouch for this. Almost all of the chiefs of various government agencies....have zero knowledge or understanding of their networks, IT strategies, their back-up plan, or how email works. This is one of the reasons why they all spend four-hundred percent of the necessary budget on their network/IT requirements. It’s why they have $150k a year IT engineers in their back-up department, when a $50k a year junior engineer would be sufficient.
Yep, I can hear/see/read it now:
Judge: Please explain
IRS: My dog ate my e-mail paper back-ups
Judge: OK, dismissed.
Color me unimpressed until somebody is hauled off to jail for violating the “Law” (note the quotes...the Law is only for the serfs)
I can say this...having worked around government operations...
I can also add that when it comes to government computers or IT systems there is always a paper trail, especially if it involves destroying government hard drives. Someone had to sign off and give the ok to have it destroyed. did they follow all established procedures? If not why?
so even if these messages were deleted there would be a record of them somewhere.........
They had tape backup, which was written over after 6 months. But if her other files were recovered for her new computer, why weren’t her emails. Emails are just too essential to government work to just be eliminated. They are a paper trail and time stamp for a person like Lerner, who would need those emails to keep track of on going IRS business. No one would have their data recovered and not their emails, that makes no sense.
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