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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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To: BitWielder1

“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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To: smoothsailing

Just how stupid do they think we are ?
Unfortunately, stupid enough as a nation to have elected this bunch that makes a mockery of honesty and integrity


21 posted on 08/25/2014 12:39:06 PM PDT by rights with responsibilities
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To: Taxman
Any others come to mind?

Personally, I vote for catch and release, one at a time, in a TV show to be titled "No place like Nome in December!" Of course, you'd have to use night-optics and IR (at least for a while) but the challenge would be EPIC!

Just one thought, would bikinis be too much, for all genders I mean?

22 posted on 08/25/2014 12:39:39 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Taxman

I recommend Alcatraz. Fall is coming and it will be cold and dank there.


24 posted on 08/25/2014 12:40:07 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Taxman

How about building a new prison camp for them all. Say at Lat 69.367581, lon -153.559135?

No guards required, solar power with ration/supply drops once per week as weather permits.


25 posted on 08/25/2014 12:40:08 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: GeronL

To be a little more specific on your great idea, see my post below yours


26 posted on 08/25/2014 12:41:26 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: smoothsailing

I am using all these excuses when I get audited. I done scratched my hard drives. I could find all that info in 10 minutes but it is too hard.


27 posted on 08/25/2014 12:42:23 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: GeronL
Are you kidding? There is plenty of room between Barrow, Alaska and Prudhoe Bay to punk down a big prison. ...

We think alike in geography my FRiend, but I like my idea (#22) better!

28 posted on 08/25/2014 12:42:26 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: blueyon
You do know National Review Online is SATIRE, right?

No, I don't know that. Neither do you.

29 posted on 08/25/2014 12:44:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

By now they have been either altered or completely recreated per their desired story.


30 posted on 08/25/2014 12:45:13 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Taxman

Reopen Alcatraz with no amenities, arrest the high criminal players, lock up, blow all pier and support areas, leave. Put up anti sub nets, mines, coastal AA around the bay, and a few dozen buried bunker buster in case of any mass personnel problems. No parole.


31 posted on 08/25/2014 12:45:28 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: blueyon

lolz

it certainly seems like it often enough


32 posted on 08/25/2014 12:45:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SES1066; RJS1950

I think it could work! The details can come later, after they are all locked up and just after the trials. :p


33 posted on 08/25/2014 12:47:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Iron Munro
Scooter Libby

Fine and jail all of them!

34 posted on 08/25/2014 12:49:56 PM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: smoothsailing

The chief enforcer of laws in US is Eric Holder.

Lerner will never go to jail while Holder is in charge.

Neither will any one else who could hurt democrats by spilling the beans. They are all protected by Holder/Obummer.


35 posted on 08/25/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst & laziest president ever, any RINO would be better than this POS.)
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To: Graewoulf

“DUH”
I just put this on fb with that exact wording.


36 posted on 08/25/2014 12:51:48 PM PDT by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: apillar

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


So true, just like the video became a second story after the election....


37 posted on 08/25/2014 12:51:49 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: smoothsailing

In other words, what we have known all along - the emails are on the email servers and in the backups.

A subpoena is a subpoena. It doesn’t matter how “hard” it is to retrieve the documents, they’re obligated to retrieve them. Now if the ‘Pubbies would show some guts and start perp-marching Lerner and the rest out of the Capitol to a waiting Black Maria, we might get somewhere.

Fat chance. Oh, well.


38 posted on 08/25/2014 12:51:58 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: GeronL

Lock them up there and hold the trials by remote video to and from the site. There would be plenty of lawyers there to plead their cases.


39 posted on 08/25/2014 12:54:56 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: sopwith

I just sent it to the TrueTheVote FB page.


40 posted on 08/25/2014 12:55:33 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: sopwith

Great Minds, - - - and all that.


41 posted on 08/25/2014 1:00:27 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: smoothsailing; All
It's going to be interesting to see if Judge Sullivan and the Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola he appointed are going to agree that it's too difficult. :-)

Judicial Watch Statement on Recent Sworn Declarations Made by IRS Officials in Response to Judge Sullivan’s Continuing Investigation into the Missing IRS Emails

AUGUST 25, 2014

(Washington, DC)Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding recentsworn declarations made by IRS officials in response to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s continuing investigation into the missing emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which have been the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit ( Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv-1559)):

Contrary to Judge Sullivan’s specific orders and the law, the Obama administration persists in obstructing the truth about “missing” emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. Judicial Watch will press its concerns on Monday, August 25, before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who was appointed by Judge Sullivan to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery.

Judge Sullivan, in his earlier ruling, appointed Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records from other sources. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery, and authorized Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records after September 10.

42 posted on 08/25/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: blueyon

And you’re Barney Fife?

What’s your point?


43 posted on 08/25/2014 1:09:46 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: JPG
Where did you find this picture? I am in awe! This looks real but that steering wheel, what?!?!? The only thing I can think of is that it is a ... no that's not it, wowsers! Looks like 1950s tech, IBM Keyboard Output, bigass CRT ... Only thing lacking is the BRS with a cover over it!

If this were actually in the IRS, all they'd have to do is to show the Judge and it would be all over. GIANT Facepalm!



44 posted on 08/25/2014 1:11:02 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"“If this backup system is working, Lois Lerner’s emails are there,”

They’ll say the backup system is NOT working!

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They will also say the BACK UP TO THE BACK UP is also NOT working.

45 posted on 08/25/2014 1:13:41 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period. 26 IS THE NEW 18. US = Koyaanisqatsi.)
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To: SES1066; JPG; Jim Robinson

That picture is really Jim Robinson’s den, down in Fresno.

The wheel is how he steers world opinion.


46 posted on 08/25/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: deweyfrank
"By now they have been either altered or completely recreated per their desired story."

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Make them all wear pink underwear - except for the women.

Sheriff Arpaio would.

47 posted on 08/25/2014 1:17:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period. 26 IS THE NEW 18. US = Koyaanisqatsi.)
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To: smoothsailing; Diogenesis; GeronL; All

This is just more incontrovertible evidence that the entire Federal Government is wholly, totally and completely illegitimate.

We must come to understand that the Federal Government as it now exists HAS ABSOLUTELY NO LEGITIMATE, MORAL or LEGAL AUTHORITY TO GOVERN US ANY LONGER.

All it has is the end of a gun to force itself on us and demand compliance with it.

The faster We The People come to recognize this fact, the more possible it might be to save what’s left of our liberty from it.


48 posted on 08/25/2014 1:17:53 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jazusamo

So the judge can arrest the Justice Department?

This is pretty much what tyranny looks like.

I think I recognize it by the unabated, rampant lawlessness and the basically, “Bite me” message being sent loud and clear to a sitting judge with jurisdiction.


49 posted on 08/25/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Triple
People need to go to jail - yesterday!

In front of a judge - today!

To the gallows - tomorrow!

50 posted on 08/25/2014 1:21:39 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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