The Lost IRS E-mails Exist!

William A. Routt
American Thinker
6/21/2014

Update —  see: IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005

I have been listening all week to TV pundits lamenting that Lois Lerner’s hard drive has been destroyed, and therefore her e-mails are lost.  This is simply not the case.  I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of how the e-mail system works…

…Lois Lerner’s hard drive is not the only source for her e-mails.  They exist on her server in the archived backups.

When you read your e-mails from your PC, tablet, or smartphone, they are all accessing the e-mails that reside on the server.  The only reason you can access them from different devices is because they exist on the server.

We went through this with Al Gore years ago, when he destroyed his PC and supposedly lost his e-mails.  It was bogus then, and it’s bogus now.

As I’m typing this, I am listening to the brilliant minds on TV discussing recovering data from crashed hard drives.  It makes me crazy.

 

 

Read the entire article at American Thinker.

 

 

Related: Trail Of Lost IRS Emails Might Lead To White House

…The funny thing about emails is that they are never orphans. When you send one, there’s always a recipient who has his or her own copy. The “lost” Lois Lerner emails had recipients. How about subpoenas to all of them during the Tea Party targeting period? That should help find what we need to know — or maybe not…

…The loss of emails belonging to Flax, who coordinated possible criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups, is just too convenient. We might have only scratched the surface of direct White House involvement in a criminal conspiracy. Could the answer be found in the emails that Flax and six others, including Lerner, “lost”?

Or maybe, just maybe, they were deliberately destroyed, as was Lerner’s hard drive? That would be a criminal conspiracy that would make Watergate indeed look like a third-rate burglary.

 

 
IRS Contracted With Sonasoft for ‘Email Archiving Done Right’ Back in 2005

 

 

Update:  At Twitchy:

 

 
Sharyl Attkisson: Democrats Apologize to IRS Commissioner at Hearing on Lost Emails

 

 

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