More computer crashes and lost emails at the IRS.


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Cover-up: In testimony at House hearings on Wednesday, IRS chief John Koskinen admitted that computer crashes continue at the IRS.

“Hard drive crashes continue as we speak,” Koskinen admitted at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing when asked if any computers had recently crashed under his watch. Koskinen admitted that destroying records would be an act “not consistent with the law,” but maintained that there’s no evidence that the IRS intentionally destroyed records. [emphasis mine]

The simple fact that the IRS proceeded with the destruction of Lois Lerner’s hard drive and Blackberry, even as the investigation was on-going, is direct evidence that the IRS did intentionally destroy records. They, and Koskinen, are breaking the law, and spitting in the face of Congress and the American people as they do it.

4 comments

  • Garry

    I’ll have to see the video, but my first thought is that saying “there is no evidence that we committed a crime” is rather Clintonesque, and very different from saying “we didn’t do it.”

  • wodun

    The focus should be on records, not just emails.

  • Cotour

    Much like the Al Gore (Manbearpig) quote: “there was no controlling legal authority”.

    Anything can be justified, its a matter of being able to convince yourself, your critics and your supporters of the “righteousness” of your perspective.

  • Cotour

    Especially if you reside within the amorphous, before the law administration of the government. If you can make it stick then you get to say what reality is.

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