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Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lernerís Emails Exist
National Review ^ | 8-25-2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/25/2014 12:24:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s Emails Exist

By Joel Gehrke

August 25, 2014 3:11 PM

A Justice Department official admitted that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s apparently missing emails actually exist on a backup server, but the government doesn’t plan to retrieve them.

“A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News’ Shannon Bream.

“But it would be too hard to go get lois lerner’s emails from that backup system,” Fitton continued, paraphrasing the DOJ official. “So, everything we’ve been hearing about scratched hard drives, about missing emails of Lois Lerner, other IRS officials, other officials in the Obama administration, it’s all been a pack of malarkey. They could get these records, but they don’t want to.”

Fitton said his group plans to ask a federal judge to order the IRS to hand over the emails, which conservative opponents of Lerner want to see in order to determine if there is a link between President Obama’s team and the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups.

“If this backup system is working, Lois Lerner’s emails are there,” Fitton said.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coverup; cultureofcorrution; email; irs; irsscandals; lerner; liedtocongress; loislerner; mtweather; teaparty
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SAY IT AIN'T SO, MISS LOIS, SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!

1 posted on 08/25/2014 12:24:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So that means all those IRS people who swore to congress while under oath that the eMails do not exist were commiting perjury.


2 posted on 08/25/2014 12:26:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: smoothsailing

Lerner and Obama, and by their doing NOTHING
Issa and Cummings, funded Hamas.

How many children have been murdered from their funding
Hamas and other slavers and terrorists?


3 posted on 08/25/2014 12:27:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Iron Munro

Pretty much.


4 posted on 08/25/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: smoothsailing
Eric Holder photo: Terriorism in Mexico TerrorisminMexico.jpg Congress? Contempt citation. Big deal! Who cares?
5 posted on 08/25/2014 12:28:47 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: smoothsailing
What's the purpose of backups if you can't get to them when you need them?
At worst, it may take a day for IT services to restore it but ... too hard to do? Not buying it.

6 posted on 08/25/2014 12:28:52 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Iron Munro

The judge dealing with this issue is not likely to put up with such nonsense.


7 posted on 08/25/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Lurker

People need to go to jail - yesterday!


8 posted on 08/25/2014 12:30:20 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Iron Munro

All of them, all the way up the line.


9 posted on 08/25/2014 12:30:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Iron Munro

The problem with that is that we do not have a penal colony large enough to accommodate all of them!

We could re-open Alcatraz, perhaps.

And, the prison where the Shawshank Redemption may still be available.

Any others come to mind?


10 posted on 08/25/2014 12:31:17 PM PDT by Taxman (I am mad as Hell and I am not going to take it any more!)
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To: smoothsailing

I imagine the email’s will finally appear...the day after the November elections....


11 posted on 08/25/2014 12:32:22 PM PDT by apillar
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To: BitWielder1

“If this backup system is working, Lois Lerner’s emails are there,”

They’ll say the backup system is NOT working!


12 posted on 08/25/2014 12:32:33 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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“What’s the purpose of backups if you can’t get to them when you need them?
At worst, it may take a day for IT services to restore it but ... too hard to do? Not buying it.”

Probably saved to tape and over the years they got rid of the tape drives.


13 posted on 08/25/2014 12:33:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Manchuria Called. They want their Candidate Back!)
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To: smoothsailing

bookmark


14 posted on 08/25/2014 12:34:02 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: smoothsailing
give me a month or two and I'll have all the emails erased, uh, I mean found
15 posted on 08/25/2014 12:34:53 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Taxman
The problem with that is that we do not have a penal colony large enough to accommodate all of them!

Are you kidding? There is plenty of room between Barrow, Alaska and Prudhoe Bay to punk down a big prison. Surround it with ice berms and hunt down escapees with armed drones and AH-1Z Vipers.


16 posted on 08/25/2014 12:34:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Taxman

Yeah, the dark side of the moon.


17 posted on 08/25/2014 12:35:09 PM PDT by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: Diogenesis
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18 posted on 08/25/2014 12:36:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; GeronL
TRANSPARENCY #SMIDGEN
19 posted on 08/25/2014 12:37:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: smoothsailing

DUH!


20 posted on 08/25/2014 12:38:09 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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