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It seems if they admit they were in the wrong, and follow that up by trying to get the DOJ to get involved, that they are continuing on the same course. Most likely because they believe nothing will come of the whole scandal.
According to Breitbart this morning, the IRS has a contract with a company that archives the emails for the IRS. So why doesn't the commissioner know about it?
Lost Emails? The IRS Has a Contract with an Email Backup CompanyAs IRS commissioner John Koskinen sat on Capitol Hill belatedly informing a Congressional committee of the "disappearance" of years of email communications from a host of IRS employees under investigation--including Lois Lerner--it was discovered that the IRS had hired an email backup company to prevent just such a loss of data.
After the commissioner's testimony, a Twitter user went hunting for info on the IRS and discovered that as far back as 2005 a company named Sonasoft had announced that it had been awarded a data backup contract from the IRS. Even as late as 2009, the company had tweeted about its association with the taxing agency.
So, how is it that commissioner Koskinen was so sure during his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee that all the emails of the very IRS operatives under investigation just happened to have disappeared forever?
Did Mr. Koskinen check with Sonasoft to see if the backup company had the emails? Does he even know of Sonasoft's existence?
Sonasoft seems to be aware of the IRS, anyway. On its website, the tech company lists the IRS as one of the clients it does archiving work for.
Good Sunday morning, Vesper.