90 Miles From Tyranny : FOUND: Investigators Say They Have Recovered Lois Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FOUND: Investigators Say They Have Recovered Lois Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails

On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reported to several Congressional committees that many of the allegedly “missing” emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner have been recovered.

Lois Lerner remains at the heart of the IRS scandal for her having overseen the IRS’ tax-exempt division that designated nonprofit statuses. Between the approximate years of 2010 to 2013, Lerner’s division harassed and suppressed the political activities of blossoming Tea Party and conservative nonprofit groups that sought to make a difference. The IRS spent years denying nonprofit statuses for conservative nonprofits while allowing left-leaning nonprofits no such scrutiny.

The IRS made continued requests in their investigations of Tea Party groups by asking for membership rosters, emails, copies of social media postings and making chilling requests such as demanding to know who were members, what was discussed at meetings, what kind of reading material was common amongst members and other intrusive measures to ascertain and obstruct the nature of nonprofit activity.

Lerner had been embroiled in controversy as Congressional investigators have sought emails sent within these years. However, Lerner maintained that she suffered a computer crash and that the “missing” emails were irretrievable.

While government officials have maintained that Lerner’s harddrive with the emails was irretrievable, they also soon revealed that they had “misplaced” the harddrive, thus prohibiting outside technicians to try and recover the emails.

Earlier this month, the IRS admitted that they...Read The Rest HERE


ruralcounsel said...

And what assurances do we have that this is all of her emails, that these haven't been "sanitized", scrubbed, or subjected to selective deletion? Because if it turns out there is no "smoking gun" among this batch, you just know our 'intrepid' media will shrug, report that it was a scandal without a scandal, and go do something more important like write a story about Kim Kardashian's ass. Because they have such a great attention span.

FrankC said...

Seems to me they've just "discovered" the MS Exchange servers and backup tapes. If you don't look, you won't find.