Sunday, November 30, 2014
LOIS LERNER'S EMAILS FOUND
In case you haven't noticed . . . this is how Obama's administration operates:
First . . . stay silent for as long as possible!
Second . . . stall, stall, stall!
Third . . . accuse the truth-tellers of being liars!
Fourth . . . wait, wait, and wait a little longer until it becomes a non-story, long forgotten by most people!
Fifth . . . Have someone like Hillary declare, "What difference does it matter now?"
Sixth . . . tell the public that all records have been lost!
For the parents and loved ones of those who were murdered in Benghazi . . . it will always matter!
Now . . . suddenly . . . the emails from a non-story have been "miraculously" found!
30,000 of Lois Lerner's emails have been found
Remember the missing emails of former IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner? You remember Lois. She was the one who headed-up an IRS program to harass and intimidate tea party and liberty groups in the run-up to the 2012 elections. House investigators wanted to see her emails to find out if they contained additional information on the program, her role in it, and who else might have been involved. The head honchos at the tax agency said her emails were gone forever -- destroyed when the hard drive of Lerner's computer crashed. Well, not quite.
Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.
The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees...that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.
But before we get too excited about what sort of smoking guns may be hiding in those emails, it's going to take a while to get them off the back-up tapes:
Congressional aides said officials from the inspector general’s office said it could take weeks to get the recovered emails off the tape before sending them to lawmakers in Capitol Hill.
In all, investigators from the inspector general’s office combed through 744 disaster recovery tapes. They are not finished looking.
There are 250 million emails on the tapes that will be reviewed. Officials said it is likely they will find missing emails from other IRS officials who worked under Lerner and who said they suffered computer crashes.
What this proves is that the "crash ate my emails" excuse wasn't just flimsy, it was an outright lie. Those who retold this lie must be held accountable - as in not just losing their jobs, but facing legal penalties for fibbing to investigators.
Because that's exactly what would have happened to any of us if we had told a similar tale to IRS investigators looking for our records. We're all supposed to be equal under the law. Here's an ideal opportunity to prove it.