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Lois Lerner’s Former FEC Co-Worker Loses Her Emails Too

From the Daily Caller:

Lois Lerner’s Former FEC Colleague Has Emails Go Missing Too

By Chuck Ross | July 14, 2014

The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of April Sands — a former co-worker of Lois Lerner’s — hindering an investigation into Sands’ partisan political activities, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

It not only hindered an investigation, it precluded Ms. Sands from being prosecuted. (As we will learn at the end of the piece.) Ms. Sands is a lawyer. So she might have known that this would be the outcome if her hard drive ‘crashed.’

Sands resigned from the Federal Election Commission in April after she admitted to violating the Hatch Act, which bars executive branch employees from engaging in partisan political activities on federal time and at federal facilities.

The twist is that Sands also worked under Lois Lerner when the ex-IRS agent — who is currently embroiled in a scandal over the targeting of conservative political groups — worked at the FEC’s enforcement division.

Clearly, there is a vast rightwing conspiracy to make these honest good people look like lying crooks.

In a letter to FEC chairman Lee Goodman, Oversight chairman Darrell Issa and committee member Jim Jordan laid out Sands’ partisan activities and asked for records pertaining to the recycling of her hard drive and of the agency’s records retention policies.

Sands took part in a heavily partisan online webcam discussion from FEC offices and also operated a Twitter account with the handle @ReignOfApril which were sent during Sands’ normal working hours.

One of Sands’ tweets, from June 4, 2012 read “I just don’t understand how anyone but straight white men can vote Republican. What kind of delusional rhetorical does one use?” Sands is a black female.

(And she probably isn’t particularly ‘straight.’)

“Dear every single Republican ever, When will U learn that Barack Hussein Obama is simply smarter than U? Stand down, Signed #Obama2012 #p2,” Sands wrote on May 1, 2012.

In a message fro [sic] Aug. 25, 2012, Sands called Republicans her “enemy.”

In others, Sands issued fundraising pleas on behalf of Obama. “Our #POTUS’s birthday is August 4. He’ll be 51. I’m donating $51 to give him the best birthday present ever: a second term,” she wrote on July 18, 2012…

The FEC’s Office of Inspector General sought to conduct a criminal investigation into Sands’ activities but were stymied when they found that the agency had recycled her computer hard drive. “Therefore the OIG was unable to show that Ms. Sands’ solicitations and political activity were done from an FEC computer,” reads the letter.

Because of this, the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia declined criminal prosecution. “The FEC’s failure to retain Ms. Sands’ hard drive prevented the FEC OIG from fully pursuing appropriate criminal sanctions for Ms. Sands’ admitted violation of federal law,” wrote Issa and Jordan.

So remember that if you ever get caught committing a crime. Just destroy the evidence, and you will then have nothing to fear. Especially, if you are a black female Democrat activist.

“Like the IRS’s destruction of Lois Lerner’s hard drive, the FEC’s recycling of Ms. Sands’ hard drive may have also destroyed material responsive to Freedom of Information Act and congressional oversight requests,” the letter continued…

"May?" How cynical some people are.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Lois Lerner’s Former FEC Co-Worker Loses Her Emails Too”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    I work for the federal government. My hard drive has died 2 times in 8 years. IT recovered EVERY email I ever sent or received in those 8 years. This is 100% BS. Emails are stored on the server, not on your hard disk.

  2. Astravogel says:

    Have no fear, Snowden has them all.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Tar. Feathers. Rope.

  4. untrainable says:

    There’s some eager young IT guy out there holding on to a USB drive with all of Lois’ e-mails just waiting for the right offer. I’d love to see a British Newspaper get the exclusive. You certainly can’t trust the American media. They might have to accidentally recycle the drive, accidentally.

  5. canary says:

    Another IRS worker was suspended for saying to vote for Obama when people called the IRS help line.
    Not fired, suspended. .

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