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  • The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say 'Not So Fast'

    11/20/2014 2:55:11 PM PST · by Theoria · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 Nov 2014 | David Welna
    It's a question we've all wrestled with: which emails should be saved and which ones should be deleted?The Central Intelligence Agency thinks it's found the answer, at least as far as its thousands of employees and contractors are concerned. Sooner or later, the spy agency would destroy every email except those in the accounts of its top 22 officials.It's now up to the National Archives — the ultimate repository of all the records preserved by federal agencies — to sign off on the CIA's proposal.The CIA's move to revamp its email retention policy might have gone ahead with little fanfare...
  • IRS admits to court it hasn't searched for missing Lois Lerner e-mails in the obvious places

    11/07/2014 7:54:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/7/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    If there was ever any doubt that the IRS is stonewalling production of the missing Lois Lerner e-mails, recent IRS filings in the Judicial Watch lawsuit in the court of U.S. District Court Judge Emmett G. Sullivan remove all ambiguity.  Even though the IRS has stipulated to Judicial Watch that backup systems exist to preserve all federal government e-mails, it has not bothered to search them, and now admits that to the court. A press release from Judicial Watch that has received far too little media attention (with the conspicuous exception of Legal Insurrection) explains: IRS attorneys conceded that...
  • Advice please: Dumping gmail and looking for email recommendations (Vanity)

    11/06/2014 1:59:06 PM PST · by tang-soo · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 11/6/2014 | Myself
    After about 10 years with gmail.com, I've decides to migrate to a new email address. I figure it will take few months, and will insert a forward rule in my current gmail account. I'd like to find another free provider if possible. I don't mind using a service that wraps advertising around received message, but I don't want to use a provide that wraps around sent messages. I know about reagan.com but they charge. I know they advertise explicitly that they do not browse messages for social engineering, advertising ... etc. That attracts me and if I do choose a...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Bad Email Reply - What not to say to your professor... (video)

    09/17/2014 11:01:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2013 | mrandersonmath
    When you email your professor for the first time, things can go very wrong if you think this is a text message to your BFF! In all seriousness, there are some etiquette skills to learn in this video to make the best first impression. Moreover, you probably do not want to miss many classes at the start of any semester... Most importantly, that email was not a word-for-word copy of a student's email. This is a mash up of many poor emails, some common email mistakes and some of my own embellishment compiled into one email. Let me repeat: I...
  • What's Bruce Levenson's real motivation for selling the Hawks?

    09/09/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 8, 2014 | Chris Mannix
    ... “I think what happened was he saw how much teams were going for and wanted to make some money,” a rival team executive said. “What he said was wrong but to me it seems like an excuse to sell.” ...
  • Here's the Complete Contents of the e-mail Sent by Levenson [Is it really racist?]

    09/08/2014 8:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    E-MAIL MADE PUBLIC | 09/08/2014 | Bruce Levenson
    From: Bruce Levenson To: Ferry, Danny CC: Foreman, Todd (ucg.com); Peskowitz, Ed (ucg.com) Sent: 8/25/2012 11:47:02 PM Subject: Re: Business/Game ops 1. from day one i have been impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the arena staff — food vendors, ushers, ticket takers, etc. in our early years when i would bring folks from dc they were blown away by the contrast between abe pollin’s arena and philips. some of this is attributable to southern hospital and manners but bob and his staff do a good job of training. To this day, I can not get the ushers to...
  • Scientist transmits message into the mind of a colleague 5,000 miles away using brain waves

    08/29/2014 9:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Brain-wave sensing machines have been used to ‘telepathically’ control everything from real-life helicopters to characters in a computer game. Now the technology has gone a step further by allowing someone in India to send an email to his colleague in France using nothing but the power of his mind. The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to record electrical activity from neurons firing in the brain, and convert the words ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ into binary. In EEG, electrical currents in the brain are linked with different thoughts that are then fed into a computer interface. This computer analyses the signal and...
  • Judicial Watch: DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s Emails Exist

    08/25/2014 12:24:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 191 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-25-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    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...
  • EPA wallows in corruption

    08/09/2014 5:32:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | August 9, 2014 | By MICHELLE MALKIN
    The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is “protecting people and the environment.” In practice, however, EPA bureaucrats faithfully protect their own people and preserve the government’s cesspool of manipulation, cover-ups and cronyism. Just last month, Mark Levin and his vigilant Landmark Legal Foundation went to court to ask federal district Judge Royce Lamberth to sanction the EPA “for destroying or failing to preserve emails and text messages that may have helped document suspected agency efforts to influence the 2012 presidential election.” The motion is part of a larger Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the EPA...
  • Can You Escape Work Emails on Holiday?

    08/04/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Aug 2014
    The first email in Germany was sent 30 years ago on Friday and today 62 percent of people in Germany receive at least 20 emails a day. But rules over receiving and sending emails outside of work hours in Germany are still not clear-cut. A quarter of Germans get more than 50 emails a day, while a tenth receive more than 100 a day, according to a YouGov poll. The constant stream of emails makes it hard to switch off, but short of returning to your Nokia 3210 and cutting yourself off from all the benefits of a smartphone, what...
  • Ends up Lois Lerner was e-mailing her husband with the conservative knock

    08/03/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2014 | By Josh Hicks
    Republicans this week released e-mails showing that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner expressed scorn for conservatives in an e-mail to an unidentified recipient — the name was redacted. Lerner’s remarks would be troubling if she sent them to another IRS official, but it ends up that she was communicating with her husband, Michael Miles, according to unredacted copies of the exchange that Democrats leaked on Friday.
  • Google tips off cops after spotting child abuse images in email

    08/02/2014 4:23:06 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Naked Security ^ | Naked Security
    A 41-year-old resident of Houston, Texas has been arrested after Google tipped off police that they had spotted child abuse images in his emails. John Henry Skillern, a registered sex offender with a sexual assault charge dating back to 1994, was picked up on Tuesday, July 29th and later charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography. A search of his home and equipment uncovered further images of child abuse, emails and text messages discussing his pedophilic tendencies, and even cell-phone videos of children visiting the branch of Denny's in Pasadena,...
  • cannot send email(receive only) Outlook Express

    07/31/2014 6:36:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    muhself | 7-31-14 | TZ
    Email suddenly stopped working. I have not changed any settings recently,but only the send function has failed(I can still receive email) Error message is:Account: 'pop.secureserver.net', Server: 'smtpout.secureserver.net.', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 80, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC19 Tried system restore to an earlier date, but that did not work either.
  • Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

    07/23/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    The extortion case against Thomas DiFiore, a reputed boss in the Bonanno crime family, encompassed thousands of pages of evidence, including surveillance photographs, cellphone and property records, and hundreds of hours of audio recordings. But even as Mr. DiFiore sat in a jail cell, sending nearly daily emails to his lawyers on his case and his deteriorating health, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn sought to add another layer of evidence: those very emails. The prosecutors informed Mr. DiFiore last month that they would be reading the emails sent to his lawyers from jail, potentially using his own words against him. Jailhouse...
  • IRS has ‘no excuses’ for latest twist in email saga, says IT expert

    07/23/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2014 | James Rogers
    The IRS has “no excuses” for the latest twist in the saga of its missing emails, says an expert in electronic discovery. “Whether it’s incompetence or deliberate obstruction, the IRS has no excuses for having handled this so poorly,” said Bruce Webster, partner at Provo, Utah-based IT consulting and expert witness firm Ironwood Experts. House investigators said Tuesday that a hard drive belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the center of the department’s targeting scandal, was just “scratched,” not irreparably damaged. The IRS had described the hard drive’s data as “unrecoverable.”
  • Mocking the IRS with Reason TV

    07/23/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In some sense, there’s nothing remotely funny about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party organizations. It is disgusting that a powerful arm of the government became a corrupt vehicle for illegal partisan politics. But it’s better to laugh rather than cry, so let’s enjoy this new video from Remy at Reason TV.
  • IRS: Hey, maybe we do have our e-mail backups

    07/22/2014 5:32:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Does the IRS actually have their backups for e-mail from the period when Lois Lerner and her group targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny on tax-exempt applications? The agency claimed a month ago that it overwrote the tapes every six months, in one of the most notorious (and unsuccessful) Friday afternoon document dumps ever. New testimony from one of the IRS’ top lawyers released last night by the House Oversight Committee casts doubt on that story (via Instapundit): The IRS might not have lost the backups of former agency administrator Lois Lerner’s emails after all, according to top IRS...
  • A Teachable Moment

    07/19/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Hank Adler
    This week there was an exchange of classified and confidential e-mails between Russian leaders and our Administration. Ultimately, if necessary, the Administration will claim executive privilege over the e-mails that were immediately provided to the Internal Revenue Service for safekeeping. The e-mails have been leaked through a source currently resident in Moscow. Russian: Look, we need some help. We are really sorry, and I mean that, but one of our guys thought that the Malaysian airplane was carrying Ukrainian troops. He is an idiot, our idiot, but yes, an idiot and trust me, we won't give him the keys...
  • Reality of the IRS Scandal

    07/13/2014 6:07:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    People who are not distraught about Lois Lerner and the IRS must have never actually dealt with the organization. As someone who has for 36 years, it is clear that at best we are dealing with fabrications and at worst outright lies and criminal actions. The fact that any American --let alone the national press, Congressional Democrats, and the White House – might not be agitated is dangerous for our society. First, let us be clear: despite billions of dollars of taxpayer money being spent on improving their computer system, it is still rank. Second, the Internal Revenue has gradually...
  • Busted: Emails Recovered on IRS Official Who Plead 5th & ‘Lost’ Hard Drive Prove She’s Hiding Info

    07/09/2014 8:19:46 PM PDT · by First_Salute · 29 replies
    IJReview ^ | 07/09/2014 | Kyle Becker
    [Some] Emails recovered ... show that [Lois Lerner] was wanting to make sure that the IRS’ internal messaging system ["OCS"] was set-up to make sure her info was not traceable, trackable or storeable. [Lerner 04/09/2013 e-mail cc to Nanette Downing, Director of Exempt Organizations Examinations:] "I was cautioning folks about e-mail and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for e-mails ... we need to be cautious about what we say..."
  • U.S. top court rejects Google bid to drop Street View privacy case [illegal Wi-Fi wiretap]

    06/30/2014 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data while building its popular Street View program. The justices left intact a September 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which refused to exempt Google from liability under the federal Wiretap Act for having inadvertently intercepted emails, user names, passwords and other data from private Wi-Fi networks to create Street View, which provides panoramic views of city streets. The lawsuit arose soon after the Mountain...
  • IRS Spent $4.4 Billion on IT: But IRS Commissioner says Agency lacked funds to save emails

    06/27/2014 12:12:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/27/2014 | Mary Lou Byrd
    The IRS under the Obama Administration has spent over $4 billion on contracts labeled under information technology and software despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying this week that budgetary restraints prevented the agency from spending $10 million to save and store emails. Koskinen said “declining budget resources” at the IRS caused the agency decided to reject spending the $10 million needed to ensure emails were properly secured. A review of IRS spending by the Free Beacon shows the agency has spent a massive amount on what it labeled as IT/software and data processing contracts in the past five fiscal years....
  • Email: VA Doctors Have Nothing To Do At Work

    06/25/2014 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/25/14 | Patrick Howley
    Doctors at the Philadelphia Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office are sitting around with nothing to do, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans continue to wait for medical appointments. “Urgent! Need work for In-house Physicians,” wrote the Office’s assistant veterans service center manager Ameen Khabir in the subject line of a June 19 email to colleagues, which he placed on “High” importance. The Regional Office is responsible for processing compensation, benefits, employment and insurance claims. More than 276,000 veteran benefit claims across the country are still backlogged, having been waiting for more than 125 days....
  • Emails: IRS Official [Lerner] Sought Audit of GOP Senator [Grassley]

    06/25/2014 2:07:57 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 121 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 25, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    <p>Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit of a Republican senator in December 2012.</p>
  • Report: Lois Lerner Tried to Get a Sitting GOP Senator In IRS Trouble (Update: Email Added)

    06/25/2014 2:08:24 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Chad Pergram works for Fox News, and has been covering the IRS scandal. On Twitter he just dropped a bombshell. #BREAKING: #IRS email dump to Congress reveal Lois Lerner sought to have Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014 Sources tell Fox #IRS‘s Lerner came across invitation for Grassley to event. Lerner then referred Grassley for probe. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014 Camp: At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights. — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 25, 2014
  • IRS Email Jeopardy: The agency had a legal obligation to retain the records it lost

    06/24/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
    The IRS is spinning a tale of bureaucratic incompetence to explain the vanishing emails from former Tax Exempt Organizations doyenne Lois Lerner and six other IRS employees. We have less faith by the minute that there is an innocent explanation for this failure to cooperate with Congress, but even if true it doesn't matter. The IRS was under a legal obligation to retain the information because of a litigation hold.
  • Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify or jail her!

    06/24/2014 11:38:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    June 24, 2014
    <p>Lerner refuses to testify, refuses to produce emails - compel her to testify regarding the recipients, senders, subjects and contents of the "lost" email conversations or jail her for contempt of congress.</p> <p>How far up the ladder does this criminal conspiracy go?</p>
  • Guess how the press is reacting to IRS’s commissioner’s implausible testimony [Nothing to see here]

    06/24/2014 7:55:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Guess how the press reacting to IRS’s commissioner’s implausible testimonyAt a marathon hearing on Monday night, congressional investigators grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the nature of the targeting scandal and the agency’s recent revelations that it lost two years’ worth of email communications from former executive Lois Lerner. The hearing was contentious with Republicans accusing Koskinen of charges ranging from ignorance of the law to the active misleading of Congress. Democrats, meanwhile, played defense by shielding the agency and the White House from criticism while accusing their GOP colleagues of playing politics. The hearing was a significant event...
  • Questions and Answers on Lost Emails in I.R.S. Scandal

    06/23/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | By DAVID S. JOACHIM
    Q. Even if Ms. Lerner’s hard drive crashed, how could her emails have just disappeared? Weren’t they backed up? A. Apparently not, at least not permanently. Before it changed its storage policies last year, the I.R.S. backed up emails onto old-fashioned tape drives. Every six months, it would reuse those tapes, thus erasing the previous batch. Q. Oh come on. Really? Even my Gmail account archives everything. A. Many government agencies and big corporations still use older email systems that aren’t in the “cloud” the way that Gmail is. They may have tens of thousands of employees, as the I.R.S....
  • Lois Lerner’s Emails are all Available with One Phone Call

    06/23/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 23, 2014 | by David Peavy
    ... Doubtless some readers will ask, “What is a Fusion Center?” Imagine a cubical farm not unlike that which you find in a call center, an insurance company’s sales office, or an Information Technology department. The outwardly visible difference being that all of the workers have a badge upon their belt, some have a firearm, and all the polo shirts have an emblem upon the breast. The emblem is usually that of a state police agency. Yesterday your author emailed an old family friend named Johnny Isakson. Isakson, in addition to being the junior United States senator from the great...
  • Email Shows IRS Official Was Pretty Happy About Obama Publicly Singling Out Conservative "Secret

    06/23/2014 1:33:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 6/23/14 | Katie Pavlich
    An email recently released by the House Oversight Committee shows IRS official Sarah Ingram was pretty excited about President Obama publicly speaking out against conservative groups with "secret donors." The email was sent from Ingram to Lois Lerner and others inside the tax agency after a glowing piece was published in the New York Times about the IRS and the trouble it was having with new tax exempt applicants and groups in light of the 2010 Citizen's United ruling. "The 'secret donor' theme will continue -- see Obama salvo and today's Diane Reeham (sp). At least SS started the idea...
  • Here is why all of Lois Learner's email in the 1st half of 2011 should be available...

    06/22/2014 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 12 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 06/22/14 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The IRS claims they can recover Lois Lerner's email from 2011 and earlier because Lerner's hard drive crashed and they only backed up for 6 months and then reused the data tapes. That seems to be a stupid explanation, but for the sake of this discussion, let's stretch credibility and assume the IRS and Lerner are completely truthful. The IRS claims they only have 6 months of email back up at anytime.  Prior to the eruption of the IRS controversy last spring, the IRS had a policy of backing up the data on its email server (which runs Microsoft...
  • The Obama administration's other email scandal: The EPA

    06/22/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Lois Lerner email flap isn't the only problem the administration has with record keeping. Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit against the NSA in response to the agency's refusal to comply with two FOIA requests concerning EPA correspondence. Horner is seeking  “metadata” from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s "phone communications, email and text messages," according to this article in Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal: In advance of her Senate confirmation, McCarthy told lawmakers she was uncomfortable with instant messaging and thus did not use EPA’s “IM” system. But text messaging, Horner said, is something her phone bills...
  • IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005

    06/21/2014 5:33:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Is that a smoking gun  I smell?  It turns out the IRS contracted with a company that provides email backup services starting in 2005.  This first came to light in the Twitter feed of moregenr, who noticed that the IRS appears on the client list of email  archiving service provider Sonasoft. The IRS is listed as a customer of Sonasoft software - "Email Archiving Done Right" http://t.co/DoRYpk6n2R— Morgen (@morgenr) June 20, 2014 This was was picked up by Peter Suderman of Reason, who writes: The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005,according to FedSpending.org,...
  • Live Thread: Investigation of IRS Targeting (Lerner Emails)

    06/20/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | June 20, 2014 | C-span
    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
  • A.B. Stoddard: What is the IRS hiding?

    06/20/2014 3:00:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-18-14 | A. B. Stoddard
    My parents didn’t spend much time warning us kids about vandalism, petty theft or mail fraud, but much was made of the attention and focus we would need as adults when it came to our finances, because the Internal Revenue Service could pounce at any time. “If you ever get audited” were chilling words that frightened me, as I was certain I could never, ever produce the requisite documentation to defend myself and would be mortally ashamed when I had to suffer the legal consequences. My mother, who ran her own business, lamented the time it took her to copy...
  • Lois Lerner email cover-up may succeed: Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself.

    06/19/2014 7:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself. When it comes to burying scandal, Tricky Dick was an amateur compared to the gang in the White House today. Obama and Company may well succeed in weaponizing the IRS to hobble his opposition in the 2012 election and escaping the second article of impeachment that Nixon faced.You can forget about unleashing data recovery experts on the hard drive containing Lois Lerner’s emails – that hard drive has been destroyed. Richard Bade reports in Politico: Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of...
  • GOP fury after report claims IRS 'recycled' Lerner hard drive

    06/19/2014 3:42:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 138 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | FoxNews.com
    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...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 53 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich We are watching the most significant crisis of constitutional order since Watergate, the last time an administration broke the law deliberately and repeatedly. And none of the current cases look more Nixonian than what has been happening at the IRS. Thirteen months ago, President Obama stood before the American people, acknowledged that the IRS had “improperly screened conservative groups,” and promised to get to the bottom of the matter and to “hold the responsible parties accountable.” “It’s inexcusable,” he said, “and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about...
  • The Real Story of the IRS Scandal: How the MSM Spins the Story of the Lost eMails

    06/18/2014 6:21:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea-party controversy.” That’s the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRS’s claim that it lost an unknown number of e-mails over two years relating to the agency’s alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president. But note how the AP casts the story: The investigators — Republican lawmakers — are outraged. Is it really so hard to imagine that if this were a Republican administration, the story wouldn’t be the...
  • Exclusive: Former IRS Information Tech Worker Doubts Agency’s Claim to have ‘Lost’ Lerner’s Emails

    06/18/2014 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | June 16, 2014 - 3:25 pm | by Bryan Preston
    Hardly anyone accepts the IRS’ claim to have lost two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Those most familiar with government record retention requirements, and the technology used, probably are the most skeptical. The supposedly lost emails cover January 2009 to April 2011, the period when Lerner is suspected of targeting conservative groups with heightened and invasive scrutiny. Those emails also pertain to communications Lerner may have had with agencies other than the Internal Revenue Service. That’s key, because many suspect that the Obama White House knew about, and may have coordinated, the targeting. Democrats in Congress including Rep. Elijah Cummings...
  • Here’s how the IRS lost emails from key witness Lois Lerner (media in full coverup mode)

    06/17/2014 8:50:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service informed Congressional investigators that it could not recover two years of emails from Lois Lerner, the former head of the agency's tax-exempt status department. Lerner has been at the center of the investigation into how and why the IRS applied additional scrutiny to the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party-affiliated organizations.
  • Why Darrell Issa just asked the IRS to hand over a hard drive

    06/17/2014 3:53:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 17, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Here are the items Issa is asking the IRS to produce: + All back-up tapes, external drives, thumb drives, or other storage media the IRS used to capture, archive, back up, or otherwise record e-mails sent or received by Lerner from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept. 23, 2013. + All hard drives, external drives, thumb drives, and computers Lerner used from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept.23, 2013. + All electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lerner from Jan. 1, 2009, to Sept. 23, 2013. + All electronic files, including, but not limited to, .pst files, relating to the IRS...
  • IRS regulations require emails that are “federal records” to be stored in separate, permanent system

    06/17/2014 2:40:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    A little something extra on The Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive. There seem to be two different IRS regs governing e-mails. The Daily Caller already flagged one of them, “Emails as Possible Federal Records,” section 1.10.3.2.3. Subsection 3 states in part: If you create or receive email messages during the course of your daily work, you are responsible for ensuring that you manage them properly. The Treasury Department’s current email policy requires emails and attachments that meet the definition of a federal record be added to the organization’s files by printing them (including the essential transmission data)...
  • House committee subpoenas head of IRS to testify on lost Lois Lerner emails

    06/17/2014 1:20:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/17/2014
    A House committee probing the IRS targeting scandal has subpoenaed Commissioner John Koskinen to testify over the agency’s claims it cannot locate a trove of emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the heart of the scandal. The IRS outraged congressional investigators Friday by saying it cannot find many of Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed during the summer of that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by Tea Party and other conservative groups....
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • No one buying claim that Lois Lerner’s IRS emails were lost

    06/16/2014 10:50:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Last Friday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service claimed that Lois Lerner, a former executive tasked with overseeing tax-exemption applications, lost thousands of emails after her computer crashed. Many of those emails, the tax collection agency claimed, could not be recovered. This convenient excuse for failing to comply with a request from House investigators is not sitting well with some in the journalistic community. “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” CNN’s John King asked his panel of political reporters on Monday. “Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went ‘poof?’” King added...
  • How Can I Get Rid Of An Email

    06/16/2014 9:43:19 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies
    6/16/2014 | MoseKnows
    How Do I Get Rid Of An Email? I believed there was no sure way to eliminate an embarrassing Email or Internet posting. However, according to some recent news reports the IRS has discovered a way to eliminate select Emails.