June 19, 2014

Lerner Emails (Really) Gone

Hard drive recycled, just to be sure.

How green! The IRS recycled former-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive, making it impossible to retrieve the lost emails that would undoubtedly be another smoking gun on the Tea Party targeting scandal. An IRS spokesman said, “We believe the standard IRS protocol was followed in 2011 for disposing of the broken hard drive. A bad hard drive, like other broken Information Technology equipment, is sent to a recycler as part of our regular process.” Furthermore, the magnetic tapes – the backup system the IRS uses – only keeps information for six months before it’s written over with new information. In other words, they did a thorough job of “losing” those emails. Meanwhile, ABC and NBC ignored the story while making room for a report that Britain’s royal baby, Prince George, was learning how to walk. More…

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