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  • Threatened With Jail Time IRS Officials Finally Cough Up Lois Lerner’s 30,000 Missing Emails

    11/22/2014 5:28:08 PM PST · by FredDardick · 35 replies
    American Patriot Post ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Bob Hammond
    A miraculous thing happened this week. After years of stonewalling Congress with claims that Lois Lerner’s emails were lost forever and could not be recovered, the IRS finally handed them over to congressional investigators for analysis. Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up...
  • IRS inspector general finds up to 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s e-mails

    11/22/2014 1:15:27 PM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Josh Kicks
    Many of Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may no longer be missing. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told several congressional committees on Friday that it has recovered as many as 30,000 of the ex-Internal Revenue Service official’s messages from disaster recovery tapes, according to congressional aides who participated in a briefing on the matter. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified in June that the e-mails were lost after Lerner’s hard drive crashed in 2011. He said the agency tried unsuccessfully to retrieve the records with help from agency IT and forensic experts. Koskinen acknowledged the existence of disaster recovery tapes...
  • Federal watchdogs uncover thousands of lost Lerner emails, decoding to take weeks

    11/22/2014 7:16:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/14
    As many as 30,000 lost emails from Lois Lerner -- the ex-IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting scandal -- have been recovered by federal investigators.
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 198 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
  • 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...
  • IRS Admits to Court it Hasn’t Searched for Missing Lerner Emails

    11/05/2014 9:38:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 5, 2014
    “…it has become apparent that the IRS did not undertake any significant efforts to obtain the emails from alternative sources following the discovery that the emails were missing” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted to the court that it failed to search any of the IRS standard computer systems for the “missing” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. The admission appears in anIRS legal brief opposing the Judicial Watch request that a federal court judge allow discovery into how “lost and/or destroyed” IRS records relating to the targeting of...
  • BOMBSHELL MEMO: Jeanne Shaheen Conspired With White House Insider On IRS Targeting Scandal

    11/04/2014 1:39:31 AM PST · by taildragger · 113 replies
    The DC Caller ^ | 9:36 PM 11/03/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not want to publicly release 2012 correspondences exchanged between the IRS and Jeanne Shaheen at her personal Washington office: the agency delayed releasing the information to a major conservative super PAC multiple times, even threatening to see the super PAC in court, according to emails. (RELATED: Lois...
  • October Surprise; Shaheen with Lois Learner and Biden with Ormond

    11/04/2014 11:32:59 AM PST · by sr4402 · 7 replies
    Vanity | 11/4/2014 | Vanity
    Been waiting on the Democrat's October Surprise. Seems like racial slurs is all it is. But instead they got Jean Shaheen's involvement with Lois Learner on the IRS Scandal and a claim by VP Joe Biden that Greg Orman is with the Democrats.
  • Senator Pat Roberts: Valerie Jarrett Was Involved in IRS Scandal [VIDEO]

    10/11/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-11-14 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday that he thinks the IRS targeting scandal was driven by Valerie Jarrett’s office in the White House, according to information that he saw that Democrats tried to “whitewash.” Roberts told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that he participated in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the IRS scandal but “the effort was made by the majority, by the Democrats in the Congress, to simply end that investigation,” which he called a “whitewash.” “I’m convinced that even Valerie Jarrett was involved,” Roberts said. “I think this was White House-driven. I think all of the...
  • Documentary Takes Aim at Former IRS Official Lois Lerner

    10/08/2014 5:29:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10-8-2014 | Paul Bond
    October 8, 2014 Documentary Takes Aim at Former IRS Official Lois Lerner by Paul Bond Unfair SNEAK PEAK-One Minute Trailer"Unfair: Exposing the IRS" is set to screen in 674 theaters nationwide only on Oct. 14 Perhaps unbeknownst to her, former IRS official Lois Lerner will be making her film debut Oct. 14 in a documentary where she’s one of the villains. The film is called Unfair: Exposing the IRS, and it will screen in 674 theaters nationwide, though for one-night only, courtesy of Fathom Events, a company that brings sports, concerts, speeches and other alternative entertainment to movie screens. The...
  • Lerner Refused Tax Exemption to Conservative Groups – Granted Status to Underage Prostitution Ring

    11/23/2014 11:42:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-23-14 | Jim Hoft
    The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal included: •Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted •At least 5 pro-Israel groups •Constitutional groups •Groups that criticized Obama administration •At least two pro-life groups •An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor •A 180 year-old Baptist paper •A Texas voting-rights group •A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed •Conservative activists and businesses •At least one conservative Hispanic group •IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed •10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS •And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative However, Lerner did grant tax...
  • National Day of Reckoning! [Impeach Obama]

    11/20/2014 11:53:25 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 217 replies
    November 20, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Received a message this morning requesting a repeat of the National Day of Protest against amnesty that was held a couple of months ago. I'm all for it, but think this time it should be entitled, "National Day of Reckoning!" and should be repeated weekly for the duration. FR was instrumental in leading the fight for impeachment against the criminal Clinton. Well, Clintoon was a piker compared to our new tyrant. As much as the Republicans fear impeaching our first black president, I'm afraid it must be done. The Constitution demands it!! We cannot cower in fear as our wannabe...
  • 500 Days After IRS Scandal Broke, Reporter Still Refuses To Pay His Taxes

    09/22/2014 7:04:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/22/2014 | Patrick Howley
    This week the IRS conservative targeting scandal turned 500 days old. It’s been 500 days since we learned that Lois Lerner’s former agency targeted right-leaning groups applying for nonprofit status and audited ones that already exist. And it has been 500 days since I righteously decided to stop paying my taxes.500 days later, the IRS still hasn’t produced emails from Lerner and the more than 20 other IRS employees whose computers allegedly crashed, whose Blackberries were thrown away and “upgraded,” and, in Lerner’s case, whose hard drive was “scratched” and destroyed. But we know that Lerner exchanged confidential taxpayer information...
  • Lois Lerner Compares Herself to Jeffrey Dahmer

    09/22/2014 7:21:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-22-14 | Alex Pappas
    Lois Lerner says she is no Jeffrey Dahmer. The former Internal Revenue Service official referenced the infamous cannibalistic serial killer as she broke her silence for the first time about last year’s IRS scandal. Lerner told the website Politico that she has been the recipient of threats and hate mail, describing how one person called her “the worst person ever in the United States.” I just thought, ‘Boy, worse than Jeffrey Dahmer?’” Lerner quipped. Lerner, who led the tax-exempt division of the IRS, was forced out of the agency after she found herself at the center of the scandal over...
  • Wisconsin Political Speech Raid

    11/16/2013 11:23:20 AM PST · by Jean S · 63 replies
    Subpoenas hit allies of Scott Walker as his re-election campaign looms. Americans learned in the IRS political targeting scandal that government enforcement power can be used to stifle political speech. Something similar may be unfolding in Wisconsin, where a special prosecutor is targeting conservative groups that participated in the battle over Governor Scott Walker's union reforms. In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders. Copies of two subpoenas we've seen demand "all memoranda, email . ....
  • Desperate Obama White House Behind Impeachment Rumors

    07/25/2014 10:21:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | 7-26-2014 | Paul Ebeling
    Any discussion of Republicans working to impeach US President Barack Hussein Obama over any executive action he might take on immigration is “pure politics,” Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) said Friday. “The president is behind that narrative,” the 3-term GOP congressman from Louisiana said. “There has not been any discussions on the impeachment of this president. Republicans do not want to go there.
  • MISSOURI GOVERNOR [Democrat]: POLICE 'ATTEMPTING TO BESMIRCH' MIKE BROWN

    08/17/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014
    Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) said the local police "attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting" by releasing a video of Michael Brown allegedly engaging in a "strong-arm" convenience store robbery. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said. "I mean, when you release picture and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man and at the same time you’re releasing information to try to make it, to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned...
  • WH Advisor Jarrett: Attacks on Gaza Hospitals ‘Indefensible’

    08/03/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 3, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    On Face the Nation Sunday morning, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said that Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals were “indefensible.” “This is why the ceasefire is so important,” Jarrett said. “It’s a devastating situation. Israel absolutely has the right to defend itself, and we are Israel’s staunchest ally. But you also can’t condone the killing of all of these innocent children.” “I think everyone involved is frustrated,” Jarrett said. “But you can’t let your frustration get in the way of trying to be a constructive player here, and that’s what [Obama's] determined to do.”
  • Next time some smart ass Lib says impeachment; say one word

    08/02/2014 4:45:42 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 40 replies
    Biden
  • More Opened Eyes to the I-word

    07/27/2014 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 16 replies
    A new CNN poll reveals that one in three Americans agree with my call for President Obama’s impeachment. That’s a huge number – especially considering how misconstrued the issue is when relying on media to explain impeachment. Let’s go around the media filters and acknowledge this ourselves: many Americans haven’t heard what impeachable offenses really are; but when... they do, more citizens will rise up to hold their government accountable. On the heels of this new poll, The Hill reports that the Obama White House is now taking talk of impeachment very seriously. They can’t poo-poo this as liberal followers...
  • Letter: A review of Palin’s resume: She’s no idiot

    07/25/2014 8:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | July 24, 2014 | Floyd Diemoz
    The July 15 cartoon in the Post Independent showing Sara Palin as an impeachment buffoon reminds me of the recent rebranding of her as an “idiot” by progressives and their media disciples following speeches she gave at a conference in January. An idiot is a mentally deficient person below a moron or imbecile with an IQ under 25. Those who over the past six years continue to call her nasty names should admit her down-to-earth resume and life experiences at the time she was placed on the Republican Presidential ticket in 2008 far exceed Barack Obama’s paper-thin resume. Sara Palin:...
  • 'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy

    07/19/2014 5:05:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 19 July 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR, IN DENVER
    'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy and compares him to a 'mob boss' who 'wants to play God' ) Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday and demanded his removal from office. The tea party speaking-circuit darling said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado that talk of impeachment 'has got him nervous.' Condemning the White House's response to a swarm of illegal immigrants cascading across the U.S.-Mexico border, she accused Obama of 'not defending [America's] borders and called it a...
  • Sarah Palin On Obama's Executive Actions: 'We Don't Do Kings'

    07/19/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pam Key
    <p>Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit, former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) made the argument for impeaching President Barack Obama, saying, "No serious person can deny President Obama has violated the constitution."</p>
  • Palin: Obama's America an 'Unfunded Charity' for Illegals to Overrun

    07/19/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun. Referring to Obama as "the DREAMweaver," Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama "waved his magic wand" and enacted his own. "And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them," Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado. "If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion." Nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have flooded...
  • Palin Slams Eric Holder's 'Disgusting' False Racism Charges

    07/19/2014 5:44:20 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pam Key
    Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) slammed Attorney General Eric Holder for his appearance on ABC's "This Week" last Sunday when he accused Obama administration detractors of being motivated by race. Palin slammed Holder, saying, "I don't need lectures from Eric Holder." Taunting him, she continued, "Not many cabinet members in U.S. history have been held in contempt of Congress." The Tea Party firebrand urged, "instead of shamelessly playing that race card," he should look at the protests in black and latino communities about the resources going to the illegal immigrant children flooding...
  • Palin: 'I don't need lectures from Eric Holder'

    07/19/2014 5:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back at Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for criticizing her call to impeach President Obama over the border crisis. “I don't need lectures from Eric Holder, a guy – get this – so incompetent that he denied voter fraud existed even after someone claimed that they were Eric Holder and they got his ballot and they voted in D.C.,” Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Palin was referring to an April 2012 video by a conservative activist that showed a man entering a Washington, D.C., polling center and requesting Holder's...
  • 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...