July 22, 2014

The Lerner Emails May Still Exist, But For How Long?

The IRS may still have copies of former-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails, if the suggestions in the transcript of a closed-door interview are to be believed. Last month, the IRS announced Lerner’s emails were lost forever thanks to a computer crash that conveniently destroyed any evidence regarding her department’s targeting conservative groups. New testimony from Thomas Kane, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel for the IRS, suggests the emails may exist on backup tapes that should have been destroyed months ago. Kane told an investigator with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee he isn’t sure “that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the six-month retention schedule … but it’s an issue that’s being looked at.” With the IRS losing everyone’s emails these days, those tapes – if they exist – may not exist for long. More…

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