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  • 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...
  • GOP:‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’

    07/10/2014 9:20:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Blaze ^ | July 10. 2014 | Howerton
    Original title:GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner for Contempt’ Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he has filed a resolution directing the House sergeant-at-arms to “arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress” over the IRS targeting scandal. Stockman said in a statement that asking the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute Lerner for “admittedly illegal activity” is a “joke.” Instead, the Republican said it is up to the U.S. House to “uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas...
  • Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner

    07/10/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Rep Steve Stockman ^ | 7/10/2014 | Steve Stockman
    Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House’s power to arrest   WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress. “Asking the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for admittedly illegal activity is a joke.  The Obama administration will not prosecute the Obama administration.  How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked?  It is...
  • IRS must take oath on Lerner emails: judge

    07/10/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost emails connected to Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal. The action is the latest in conservative group Judicial Watch’s bid to discover more on the missing emails after the group won a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS. The revelation last month that Lerner’s and potentially other tax officials’ emails are lost after computer crashes has revived the year-plus long controversy over added scrutiny the agency gave to tea party groups seeking nonprofit status....
  • Board of Sonasoft, IRS email contractor, working to get ‘Silicon Valley’s Wannabe Obama’ elected

    06/22/2014 4:58:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    Liberty Unyeilding ^ | 6-22-2014 | J.E. Dyer
    Board of Sonasoft, IRS email contractor, working to get ‘Silicon Valley’s Wannabe Obama’ electedBy J.E. Dyer on June 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm The blogosphere has been alive in the last 48 hours with the sound (smell?) of smoking gun, after the revelation late last week that at the time of Lois Lerner’s remarkably convenient computer crash, the IRS had a contract with a company named Sonasoft for email back-up and archiving services.The IRS contracted with Sonasoft from 2005 to 2011. Sonasoft’s niche in the IT services world is explicitly organizing and backing up email files on Exchange and SQL...
  • 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 IRS SCANDAL: TIMELINE [February 2010 - June 2014]

    06/22/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Discover The Networks ^ | June 2014 | Staff
    [SNIP]...This section of Discover The Networks provides a timeline of this illegal, blatantly partisan practice by the IRS.
  • IRS Head Says Special Prosecutor Would Be Waste of Money

    06/20/2014 6:02:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 34 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Citing a lengthy list of suspicious coincidences—including the most recent loss of critical evidence due to a narrowly focused crash of the computers used by individuals involved in the discriminatory treatment of conservative organizations—many of the Agency's critics have called for a "Special Prosecutor." IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee, though, that "appointing a 'Special Prosecutor' to investigate alleged abuses in the Agency would be a colossal waste of money. Look, we've thoroughly frustrated every inquiry launched thus far. Why should anyone think we wouldn't just as easily thwart a so-called Special Prosecutor?" Representative Dave...
  • IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

    06/22/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 208 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/22 | howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed. The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose...
  • IRS commissioner: You know, e-mail isn’t necessarily an “official record”

    06/20/2014 8:38:18 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 74 replies
    Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will testify this morning at the Ways and Means Committee, as well as on Monday at Oversight, on why he testified in March that the records would be retrievable, only to change course last Friday. Koskinen offered up his opening statement in writing, in part to suggest that e-mail should not be considered an “official record” anyway: In discussing document retention at the IRS, it is important to point out that our email system is not being used as an electronic record keeping system. Furthermore, it should be remembered that not all emails on IRS...
  • Lois Lerner's Hard Drive "Crashed" Ten Days After House Ways & Means Chairman Made First Inquiry

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 83 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    The timing is not merely suspicious, it is damning. [T]he alleged disappearance of Ms. Lerner's hard drive—and the fact that the missing conversations are those the former IRS director had with people outside the IRS—has suddenly resurrected, with force, the explosive possibility that she was chatting with Democrats who mattered. There's plenty of reason to believe she was. Just last week Congress discovered (via a subpoena to the Justice Department) emails showing that Ms. Lerner had conversations with Justice prosecutors about investigating conservative nonprofits. Who else in the Obama administration was Ms. Lerner talking to? I'm omitting all of the...
  • IRS Was Required By Law to Print Out Lois Lerner’s Emails

    06/17/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service is required by federal law to keep records of all agency emails and to print out hard copies of the emails to make sure they get saved in the event of a computer glitch. The IRS recently claimed that it lost 24,000 of 67,000 emails that ex-official Lois Lerner sent between 2009 and 2011, due to a computer crash. The IRS, which agreed to turn over all of Lerner’s emails to the House Committee on Ways and Means, specifically lost emails Lerner sent to other Obama administration agencies and the White House. Lerner is a major...
  • IRS Head Koskinen Lied About 'Lost' Lerner Emails

    06/17/2014 4:58:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: In testimony last March, the IRS chief told Congress that the now-allegedly irretrievable emails were not immediately available because they were safely stored offline. Maybe the NSA can help find them? Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to testify June 23 about Lois Lerner's suddenly lost emails. One of the topics is expected to be his prior contradictory congressional testimony. Koskinen testified about the emails at an Oversight hearing in March and, as investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson notes, gave quite the opposite impression from the current storyline that has every computer nerd in...
  • Cleta Mitchell to the IRS: Answer this

    06/17/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 16, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Washington superlawyer Cleta Mitchell represents True the Vote, one of the groups illegally targeted by the IRS in the scandals that have exposed the agency as a partisan operation. True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht has been harassed by federal law enforcement authorities representing three different federal agencies. They represent the price of politics in the Age of Obama. Cleta has just served the letter below on the attorneys at the Department of Justice representing the IRS in True the Vote’s pending lawsuit referenced in the subject line below. She has also served the letter on Steptoe & Johnson partner Brigida...
  • Camp and Boustany on IRS Cover-Up: “The American People Were Lied To”

    06/17/2014 12:36:23 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | June 17 2014 | Katherine Rosario
    House Republicans’ efforts to get to the bottom of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal of targeting conservative groups for their political beliefs under the leadership of then-IRS official Lois Lerner are being met with continued obstruction. Not only have two years worth of Lois Lerner’s emails from January 2009 through April 2011 been lost, but now the IRS has revealed they cannot produce the records of six other IRS employees involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that the IRS had lost two years of Lerner’s emails due to a hard drive crash....
  • I bet Ed Snowden could find the lost Lerner e-mails!

    06/17/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 11 replies
    As an IT professional I am calling BS on the claim that Lerner's emails are lost. The BHO regime has choosen to gleem the cube on this one and it is going to bite them in the a$$! I think it is time Ed Snowden is asked to apply his skills and retrieve the files in question. I have no doubt he is the man for the job.
  • Lawmakers: IRS knew for months of ‘lost’ Lerner emails, more documents missing

    06/17/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2014 | Fox News
    Republican lawmakers charged Tuesday that the IRS knew for months they had "lost" a massive trove of emails from embattled ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, but kept it "secret" until this past Friday. The lawmakers noted that during this period, newly appointed Commissioner John Koskinen nevertheless assured Congress the agency would produce the documents, which are considered critical to their efforts to probe the targeting of Tea Party and other groups. Further, lawmakers said records from six other IRS workers appear to have gone missing as well. "It looks like the American people were lied to and the IRS tried to...
  • Lerner on missing emails: 'Sometimes stuff just happens' (and to 6 others, too!)

    06/17/2014 1:07:08 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    The two years of missing emails from the account of Lois Lerner may be a problem for most people but for Lerner, it's just part of life. "Sometimes, stuff just happens," Lerner wrote to an IT expert in 2011 who was trying to retreive the emails that were lost in her "hard drive crash." And no doubt, she's glad that's true. In a letter to Congress, the IRS tried to explain the steps they took to retrieve the missing emails. Washington Times: In a series of documents sent to Congress on Friday — the traditional day for dumping bad news...
  • 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....
  • 1.15.6.9  (03-27-2014) Retention and Disposition of Electronic Records

    06/17/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    irs.gov ^ | The Man
    1. The IRS Records Officer is the liaison with NARA and customer organizations for ensuring that electronic records and the related documentation are retained for as long as needed by the IRS. These disposition and retention procedures shall include provisions for: A. Scheduling all electronic records, as well as related documentation and indexes, by submitting an SF-115, Request for Records Disposition Authority to NARA or, in some instances by applying NARAs General Records Schedules. The information in electronic information systems, including those operated for the IRS by a contractor, will be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later that...
  • What the IRS Commissioner Said About Those Lois Lerner Emails Back in March

    06/17/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | Sharyl Attkisson
    Friday’s revelation that the IRS “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails in a computer crash came ten months after Congress first requested them and seven months after they were first subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. But what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified about the emails at a hearing in March appears to be at odds with his agency’s newer reported claims that the emails are irretrievable. Under questioning by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on the House Oversight Committee, Koskinen said IRS emails “get taken off and stored in servers.” That was part of the reason, he said, it was so difficult...
  • 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)...
  • Lois Lerner on IRS hard drive crash: ‘Sometimes stuff just happens’

    06/17/2014 5:19:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Lois G. Lerner, the employee at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, wanted to recover files from her computer hard drive after it crashed in 2011, but when told it was impossible, she took a philosophical view. “Sometimes stuff just happens,” she said in a 2011 email to the IRS tech staff that tried to recover documents from the hard drive.
  • I.R.S. Commissioner to Testify on Ex-Official’s Lost Emails

    06/17/2014 5:46:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 16, 2014 | DAVID S. JOACHIM
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service commissioner will testify before two House committees next week about the agency’s disclosure that it lost thousands of emails sought by investigators looking into accusations of politically motivated misconduct by the agency, the committees said Monday. snip Mr. Koskinen is scheduled to appear before Mr. Issa’s committee on Monday night and, voluntarily, before the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. The Ways and Means chairman, Representative Dave Camp, Republican of Michigan, wrote a letter to President Obama on Monday asking for “all communications between Lois Lerner and any persons with the executive office of...
  • Emails of six other prominent IRS officials have also gone missing

    06/17/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 121 replies
    Shannon Bream (Fox) ^ | 6/17/14 | Shannon Bream
    URGENT per Fox's @ChadPergram - "Fox has also learned that the emails of six other prominent IRS officials have also gone missing."
  • White House Claims IRS Computer Crash Story Is Really True

    06/17/2014 8:18:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest stonewalled reporters Monday, seeking an explanation for the administration’s Friday-night claim that a computer crash wiped out all the emails between IRS chief Lois Lerner and other agencies, including the White House. “You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?” Earnest told a reporter during a brief press gaggle while flying back to D.C. from President Barack Obama’s fundraising trip to California. “A good faith effort has been made” to find the missing emails, he said. Skepticism about the administration’s claim is “indicative of the kinds of conspiracy that are propagated around this story,” Earnest...
  • IRS Has Lost More E-mails . . . [from 6 more IRS employees who are under investigation]

    06/17/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | June 17, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal. The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal. The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding...
  • Lost Lerner Emails Mirror Nixon's 18 1/2 Minute Gap

    06/17/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The IRS descends into criminal enterprise, with word of a 26-month gap of lost emails from the very period it was illegally targeting Tea Party groups. Computer crash? Try obstruction of justice. Just as the claim that President Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, inadvertently hit the "erase" button instead of "pause" gave impetus to the drive to impeach Nixon, so too should the IRS announcement that it can't find two years of Lois Lerner's emails lead to a criminal investigation of this administration and creation of a select committee. In April we wrote, "Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail."...
  • Attkisson On Missing IRS Documents: If The Emails Really Are Lost, ‘That’s Quite A Story In Itself’

    06/17/2014 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | June 16, 2014 1:03 PM | Dom Giordano
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with reporter Sharyl Attkisson about an announcement from the House Ways and Means Committee that the IRS reported losing all of Lois Lerner’s emails from 2009 to 2011. Lerner was formerly the head of the IRS division on tax-exempt organizations, and Republicans charge she oversaw the targeting of conservative political groups for excess scrutiny in their application for tax-exempt status. Attkisson said there should be procedures in place to prevent something like this from happening. “These emails are not stored on a signal server or a single computer, so if there were a crash...
  • IRS Annual I.T. Budget Is $2.2 Billion (vanity)

    06/17/2014 10:11:09 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    One page one. Information services and business modernization.
  • IRS Knew Lerner Emails Were Missing For Months, ‘Lied To’ Congress

    06/17/2014 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) knew for months that Lois Lerner’s emails had been destroyed, even before the current IRS commissioner testified that his agency would produce all of them. The IRS knew as early as February 2014 that Lerner’s emails were missing, top lawmakers on the House Committee on Ways and Means confirmed Tuesday. The IRS had this knowledge nearly three months before IRS commissioner John Koskinen agreed at a hearing to turn over all of Lerner’s emails to the committee. Additionally, the IRS failed to deliver emails from six other IRS employees at the heart of the IRS...
  • House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement

    06/17/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 17, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare. The House Appropriations Committee is set to OK an IRS budget of $10.9 billion, $1.5 billion under President Obama's request for fiscal year 2015, reducing the agency's budget to 2008 levels. ... The agency has always felt GOP fire, but the controversies over probing Tea Party and conservative groups, lavish spending on conventions and bonuses and a new push to re-evaluate the tax exempt status of political groups has...
  • The IRS scandal explodes

    06/17/2014 11:05:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 67 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-17-14 | DrJohn
    Over the last few weeks tension has been growing over the Lois Lerner/IRS scandal and today it has exploded. Lerner has been rather cavalier about the whole thing: Lois G. Lerner, the employee at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, wanted to recover files from her computer hard drive after it crashed in 2011, but when told it was impossible, she took a philosophical view. “Sometimes stuff just happens,” she said in a 2011 email to the IRS tech staff that tried to recover documents from the hard drive. Problem is, it's just not possible. Norman Cillo,...
  • WH on Lerner Emails: 'You've Never Heard of a Computer Crashing Before?'

    06/17/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-17-2014
    Friendly reminder, America. They think you're stupid: A top White House official blamed a computer crash for the disappearance of emails from embattled former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, echoing the explanation the agency gave Congress last week for the two years' worth of missing subpoenaed correspondence. "I think it's entirely reasonable. And it's fact," incoming White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Monday. "You've never heard of a computer crashing before?" he asked.
  • IRS email snafu ‘mind-boggling,’ says IT expert

    06/17/2014 11:23:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 6/17/2014 | James Rogers
    The IRS’ inability to locate a trove of emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the former agency official at the center of the department’s targeting scandal is “mind-boggling,” according to an expert in electronic discovery. Bruce Webster, who has served as a consulting and IT expert in more than 80 civil lawsuits, is astonished by the fact that the IRS could lose two years’ worth of emails. “It is very well known in both legal and IT circles that as soon as litigation and/or criminal investigation is likely -- not actually initiated, but merely likely -- it is imperative to preserve...
  • The Law Requires Email Archiving (Helloooooo IRS!)

    06/17/2014 11:35:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    IT World ^ | October 10, 2008 | Edward Alexi
    After the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedures were passed in December of 2006, all emails, communications, files, directives and requests that may be relevant to a current or future litigation cannot simply be deleted or overwritten. The data must be produced and thus it must be archived, because that's the law. Remarkably, most business operators don't realize they must comply with the Federal Regulations on Civil Procedures, or FRCP. In this instance, ignorance is far from bliss. It could put you and your organization in serious legal trouble, if the requested electronically stored information (ESI) is not produced when...
  • IRS tells GOP committee: We’ve lost e-mails from six more employees involved in scandal

    06/17/2014 12:02:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    And all of them, apparently, were lost in computer crashes. That’s novel. Normally, when an agency doesn’t want to comply with a document request, it simply lies by claiming that no such document exists.
  • James Rosen GRILLS State Dept. on why it took so long to capture Benghazi suspect (VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 12:02:36 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 17 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Earlier in the State Department briefing, AP reporter Matt Lee pointed out that Ahmed Abu Khattala was not in hiding as Bin Laden was for so many years, and basically asked why it took so long to capture him, especially when he did several news interviews. Lee got little in response to his question from State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki, other than there were a ‘range of factors’ that led to Khattala being captured on Sunday and her reasoning that terrorists would gladly meet with news reporters to get their message out but wouldn’t likely meet with US Special forces...
  • Hillary, read the news: Ex-GITMO detainee arrested in Spain for recruiting jihadists

    06/17/2014 12:14:21 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 17 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    Remember last week when Hillary Clinton said about the Taliban 5: “These five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here.” No ma’am, you are missing the bigger picture here and are therefore not qualified to be president of the United States. We’ve already had a failed “first of” Democrat presidential experiment. These...
  • Obama on Benghazi Capture: When Americans Are Attacked, ‘This Country Has Their Back’(VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 17 2014 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama delivered brief comments today on the capture of a man suspected to be involved in the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate. The president said the capture sends a clear message to the world that whenever an American is attacked, “no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice.” Yesterday U.S. special forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala in a surprise raid. Khattala had previously denied in a number of interviews he gave that he had any direct involvement in the Benghazi attack. In his comments today, Obama praised the...
  • GOP: IRS lost more emails in tea party affair

    06/17/2014 2:31:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | RACHAEL BADE
    Republicans on Tuesday charged that the IRS has lost emails of a half dozen of its employees involved in the tea party targeting controversy, including a top aide to the now-fired acting IRS commissioner. In addition to losing two years’ worth of emails sent and received by Lois Lerner, the central figure in the scandal, the IRS “cannot produce records from six other IRS employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups,” Ways and Means Republicans said in a release. That includes Nikole Flax, who was the chief of staff for Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner who was fired...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Lois Lerner’s Lost Emails: Questions for the IRS

    06/15/2014 11:52:45 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 49 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    by Sharyl Attkisson on June 14, 2014 in News 2 Comments The news came late in the day on Friday the 13th. According to the House Ways and Means Committee, the IRS reports having “lost” former IRS manager Lois Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees sent between January of 2009 and April of 2011 due to a ‘computer crash.’ In light of the disclosure, these are some of the logical requests that should be made of the IRS: Please provide a timeline of the crash and documentation covering when it was first discovered and by whom; when, how...
  • CNN's King: Missing IRS Email 'Makes Me Suspicious,' 'Do You Believe in the Easter Bunny?'

    06/16/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 16, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    During New Day's regular "Inside Politics" segment on Monday, CNN's John King declared that it "makes me suspicious" as he informed viewers of revelations that some of former IRS official Lois Lerner's emails not only went missing, but that it took over a year for the White House to inform Congress. After beginning the segment by rhetorically asking, "Do you believe in the Easter Bunny? Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner's emails just suddenly went poof?" King recalled the details, including a quote from House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp complaining about it...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Has Questions for IRS (Update: Does the IRS Back Up Emails In New Carrollton, MD?)

    06/16/2014 2:18:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-16-2014 | Bryan Preston
    June 16, 2014 Sharyl Attkisson Has Some Questions for the IRS (Update: Does the IRS Back Up Emails In New Carrollton, MD?) by BRYAN PRESTON Late in the day last Friday (the 13th, with a full moon), the Internal Revenue Service told congressional investigators that it had “lost” two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Lerner is the IRS official at the center of the agency’s massive political targeting scandal. Lerner disclosed the scandal dishonestly, with a planted question in a conference call just ahead of an inspector general’s report that was imminent. Lerner then blamed the scandal on “rogue” agents...
  • Rubbish: Emails Don’t Get Lost

    06/16/2014 12:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    <p>Emails don't get "lost." Any government official who claims it is a lying abuser. Any reporter who doesn't mock and expose is a presstitute. There needs to be a 21st century version of tar and feathers to humiliate these scoundrels.</p>
  • Sharyl Attkisson Asks Questions That CBS Isn't Asking About the Suddenly Missing IRS E-mails

    06/16/2014 12:31:35 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 16, 2014 | 12:56 | P.J. Gladnick
    Great questions which contrasts sharply with the CBS online report:WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status....The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from the 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. The agency said it pieced together the emails from the...
  • CBS 'Believes in Easter Bunny' and IRS Excuse for Lost Lerner Emails

    06/16/2014 11:03:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently CBS News believes in the Easter Bunny. Newsbusters' Brad Wilmouth reported this morning that CNN's John King made this comment about the Lois Lerner emails that the IRS now claims are supposedly lost: ""Do you believe in the Easter Bunny? Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner's emails just suddenly went poof?" Well, CBS News seems to be in Easter Bunny belief mode based on their narrow report Friday, IRS lost Lois Lerner's emails in tea party probe, which carefully avoids any curiosity as how such emails are now supposedly irretrievable. As we shall...
  • 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...
  • Only CBS Covers IRS Losing Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

    On Monday, only CBS This Morning reported Friday's stunning revelation that the IRS somehow lost two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the agency scandal in which conservative groups were unfairly targeted. Neither NBC's Today nor ABC's Good Morning America bothered to cover the shocking development. However, both broadcasts did manage to find time for full reports on Britain's baby Prince George learning to walk. Cordes then concluded her report with more IRS spin suggesting the congressional investigation of the scandal was just a waste of time and money:
  • What the IRS Commissioner Said About Those Lois Lerner Emails Back in March

    06/16/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | June 15, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Friday’s revelation that the IRS “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails in a computer crash came ten months after Congress first requested them and seven months after they were first subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. But what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified about the emails at a hearing in March appears to be at odds with his agency’s newer reported claims that the emails are irretrievable. Under questioning by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on the House Oversight Committee, Koskinen said IRS emails are “get taken off and stored in servers.” That was part of the reason, he said, it was so...