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IRS Reports More Computer Crashes, Email Could Exist

From the Daily Caller:

Now IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes, Doesn’t Know If Emails Still Exist

By Patrick Howley | July 21, 2014

IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.

What are the odds that 20 or so of Lois Lerner’s email correspondents would be the victims of catastrophic computer crashes? And that none of their emails would have been backed up anywhere? (Hint: zero.)

It seems like only the other day that Obama said about the ‘rebels’ destruction of the evidence from the Malaysian air shoot-down: "What have they got to hide?" — Well, that those ‘separatists’ have got nothing on the IRS. The IRS could give them lessons on how to destroy evidence.

The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens.

These people just aren’t anybody. According to the Washington Times, Justin Low, is a technical advisor and tax law specialist for the agency’s tax exempt division, which oversees decisions to grant tax exempt status.

David Fish is an advisor to Lerner who also develops guidance for tax exempt groups and served as acting director of Rulings and Agreements. Andy Megosh is a manager in the IRS exempt organizations division.

Also, Kimberly Kitchens is an IRS agent in Cincinnati, where the IRS targeting originated. Ms. Kitchens also donated to President Obama’s re-election campaign

“You stated at the time that document was produced to Congress, the document, the white paper in Exhibit 3[the June 13 memo], that it was accurate to the best of your knowledge.  Is it still accurate?,” a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigator asked Kane.

“There is an issue as to whether or not there is a ‑‑ that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the 6‑month retention schedule,” Kane replied. “So some of those backup tapes may still exist?,” the investigator asked.

“I don’t know whether they are or they aren’t, but it’s an issue that’s being looked at,” Kane said.

And never mind that, if true, this directly contradicts what the IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, told Congress last month. Mr. Koskinen said Lerner’s emails were lost when Lerner’s hard drive crashed and was destroyed and back up tapes were overwritten after six months.

But, for Allah’s sake, what a bunch of screw-ups. And these are the same people who prosecute to hilt any American taxpayers who make the slightest mistake on their tax returns.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “IRS Reports More Computer Crashes, Email Could Exist”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Once a byte hits a network, it is eternal

    That .. is carved in stone

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