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    IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

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    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed Friday that it cannot produce Lois Lerner’s emails to and from the White House and other administration departments due to a supposed computer crash...
    Excuse me if I don't believe these people. Someone needs to go to jail, and we the people need to know what the hell is going on with the IRS and the White House.
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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
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    Excuse me if I don't believe these people. Someone needs to go to jail, and we the people need to know what the hell is going on with the IRS and the White House.
    I don't believe it either. Maybe a tech-savvy someone will check in on this thread. But my common sense tells me that "every computer within the IRS" is backed up every hour. I say a crash that would have lost all these emails is a bold-faced lie.

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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    It is possible for a computer crash but between the IRS server backups and the backups from all the other executive departments who she corresponded, I'm sure they can recreate everything they need.
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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    It's 100% total bull**** from a sysadmin's perspective. If any business had given the IRS this excuse they'd be seizing their computers and equipment as we speak.

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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    Typical bureaucratic horse****.

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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    It's 100% total bull**** from a sysadmin's perspective. If any business had given the IRS this excuse they'd be seizing their computers and equipment as we speak.
    Agreed, as someone who is also in Enterprise IT, there is NO WAY IN THE WORLD that the IRS does not have back up and disaster recovery, that is total BS, and congress should not take it as a truth. Their Exchange servers or whatever they use is backed up in real time, it has to be.


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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    Its BS look you have to reformat a hard drive three times before the .gov even considers it to be cleaned and then they can still pull information off of it.
    So a computer crash to lose her emails would mean they LOST ALL OTHER INFORMATION AS WELL. Guess what I do not buy this BS story.

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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    It's 100% total bull**** from a sysadmin's perspective. If any business had given the IRS this excuse they'd be seizing their computers and equipment as we speak.
    Yes, this is total crap. There is not just one computer that crashes and they lose everything. So much would have to go wrong to not be able to recover these emails. A computer crash usually doesn't lose any data, it would still be on the hard drive(s), back up drives, tape, off-site back ups, etc...
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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    You know what's funny? That this lame "the dog ate my homework" type excuse is probably going to stick and be defended to the hilt. That's have ****ed up our country has become.
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    Re: IRS: So… Our Computer Crashed And Erased All Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

    Yes, utter BS. If anything they destroyed emails because they knew what was in them was bad.

    The two-year gap | Power Line

    he IRS has informed the House Ways and Means Committee that it has lost Lois Lerner email messages from January 2009–April 2011. Harkening back to the allegedly accidental erasure of 18 1/2 minutes of critical Oval Office recordings that contributed to Richard Nixon’s resignation from office, the IRS attributes the loss of Lerner email to a computer crash.

    Some email survives: the agency retains Lerner email to and from other IRS employees during this period. The IRS claims it cannot produce email written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or offices of Democrat congressmen. Funny how that works.


    Reminder: The charge that Richard Nixon “endeavored” to misuse the IRS made its way into the second of the three articles of impeachment voted against him by the House Judiciary Committee. Nixon’s efforts to misuse the IRS were futile. They went nowhere. Nixon and his henchmen desired the IRS to “screw” their political opponents, but their efforts were a pathetic failure.

    Nixon henchman Jack Caulfield astutely complained that the IRS was a “monstrous bureaucracy…dominated and controlled by Democrats.” As we have come to see, Caulfield was on to something. By contrast with Nixon’s failures to misuse the IRS, the IRS has very effectively “screwed” Obama’s political opponents, and we have yet to learn what the president knew and when he knew it.

    It's somewhat amusing that there are now calls for meta data from the NSA for these email accounts, to try and see who emails were sent to/from. Considering that 'the government' is fine with NSA spying on us, if they get data from NSA in this case, you can probably count on politicians double thinking allowing the NSA to continue this data collection….

    Stockman asks NSA for Lois Lerner metadata after IRS claims

    Congressman Steve Stockman Friday asked the National Security Agency to turn over all its metadata on the email accounts of former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations division director Lois Lerner for the period between January 2009 and April 2011.
    The request comes just hours after the IRS claimed it “lost” all of Lerner’s emails to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups during that period, in which she allegedly coordinated with the White House, House Democrats and political groups to harass and deny tax-exempt status to groups critical of the President. The IRS blames a “computer glitch” for erasing the emails which could have implicated Agency employees in illegal activity.
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