Only recently was it revealed that some of the emails that had supposedly been “lost forever” were actually deep somewhere within a server and are probably retrievable.
Even though the backups are there, the government says they might be “too hard to get” (only because the government doesn’t like working hard unless it puts money in their pockets).
As Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, the main watchdog agency pressing for the release of these emails, said:
A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating.
But it would be too hard to go get Lois Lerner’s e-mails from that backup system… So, everything we’ve been hearing about scratched hard drives, about missing e-mails of Lois Lerner, other IRS officials, other officials in the Obama administration, it’s all been a pack of malarkey. They could get these records, but they don’t want to.
That’s enough to make your blood boil.
But what’s even more maddening is what Lois Lerner did to her government owned Blackberry after she had been summoned by congressional officials to comment on the illegal targeting that was ongoing at the IRS at the time.
According to Thomas Kane, who serves as Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, the Blackberry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”
Ah yes, because when you’re not doing anything wrong, you must protect yourself and purge your work phone with a full system wipe.
This must have been what Obama was referring to when he said there wasn’t a “smidgen of corruption” going on within the IRS.
But as Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice rightly observed, “If you intentionally destroy evidence, that is a crime. If you make a statement in court saying the evidence is not available and it is, that is also a crime.”
Getting down to brass tacks, what we know now is the IRS targeted conservative groups and has done so with impunity.
Obama has allowed them to move in such a way they are beyond the reach of any court of law, for now.
This is no “rogue IRS.” This is an organization that is hellbent on undermining the conservative movement as best they possibly can — with the full blessing of the highest powers in Washington.
Who knows if there’s any stopping them.
One of our sponors hates the corruption in the IRS as much as you.
In an effort to partner with fellow patriots, they’ve decided to give away a FREE Everstryke Match.
Learn more below…