Emails aren't saved on the local PC, they are saved on external servers. Those servers have redundancy as well so if one of those crashes, another has the same exact info.
If they cannot find the missing emails, someone had to have manually deleted them.
This is probably why it took two years to deem the files lost. They had to scour around for every trace of evidence and manually delete it from mail servers and their backups. Then they feed this bs to the public like we are all three years old and have no clue about technology.
Shouldn't be problem. Just call the NSA.
The IRs can go back 50 years and find a two dollar bill you found on the street and make you bay 10,000 dollars on back taxes but LOST these emails. Greater than the fact of this cover up is the insane reason they came up with. Is this honestly the best excuse you people have? You all sat in a conference room to decide what to sat and came up with "we lost them"?! This reminds me of an old Steve Martin routine where he says the best way to get out of a serious jam is to simply say, "I forgot"!
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
This response from the IRS perfectly summarizes today's liberals to a T.