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June 18, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Recycled.

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources.

“We’ve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, in a brief hallway interview.

Two additional sources told POLITICO the same late on Wednesday, citing IRS officials.

It may just be standard government procedure, but the revelation is significant because some lawmakers and observers thought there was a way that tech experts could revive Lerner’s emails after they were washed away in a computer crash in the summer of 2011. Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), for example, subpoenaed her damaged hard drive earlier this week, when he asked for “all hard drives, external drives, thumb drives, and computers” and “all electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lois G. Lerner.”

“The computer crashed!”

“The computer is gone!”

“Lois Lerner? Never heard of her.”

Four year-olds can make up better stories than this. I don’t care how long it takes but I hope at least one or two Republicans stay focused on this until somebody fries for it.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Honestly, I have arrived at the conclusion that even THEY don't believe their own B.S. anymore and likely don't believe anyone else does either.

They are reduced to screaming and throwing $h1t against the wall and seeing what sticks and are probably expressing amazement in private that more opposition hasn't emerged against their actions.

In the absence of opposition - they will push all the harder.
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> It's amazing how one can disappear up their own a hole.

It's cartoon animation become physics!
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Umm, so the hard drive is gone. And? E-mail isn't just saved on your hard drive. Its on the e-mail server. And its backed-up regularly. Stop giving the IRS the initiative. Attack.
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Civil War II breaks out...details at 11PM...
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Apparently totalitarians don't like citizens united.

They attack citizens, stonewall the investigation while they destroy the evidence and threaten the witnesses.

The Woodstock Mafia will want an apology, Senator, when no evidence is produced to convict the weaponized agencies and made men of the criminal enterprise hiding as a political party.
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If the hard drive has been recycled then the Property Officer will have a record of who, what, when and where.

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"Sorry, we only keep property disposition records for a month. Then we recycle the paper they were on. Additionally, there was a tragic fire in the office. Very selective. It only burned a few documents in one drawer of a file cabinet.

"What do you mean, 'That sounds suspicious'?"
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The six year olds are at it again with their fibs. What IT department recycles a hard drive without copying or recovering the data first? Also, Don't they have network drives at the IRS? They really think we are idiots don't they?
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Network drives and mirroring.
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Yep. Network servers, especially email servers use some form of RAID so that if/when one of the server's drives goes Postal, a new drive can be installed and the entire server restored from the other operational drives.

And that doesn't even discuss the backup regimes, usually nightly, either complete or incremental, along with a regularly scheduled archiving of a backup in an off-site location.

What gets me is that the newsrooms who report this story must go through an analogous procedure (except for the off-site storage). They would have their own IT staffs to advise them of procedures.
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The network drives have crashed too, and been recycled, I'm sure.

This is fast resembling the opening credits to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, lacking only an appearance by 40 SPECIALLY TRAINED ECUADORAN MOUNTAIN LLAMAS, 6 VENEZUELAN RED LLAMAS, 142 MEXICAN WHOOPING LLAMAS, 4 NORTH CHILEAN GUANACOS (CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LLAMA), REG LLAMA OF BRIXTON, and 76000 BATTERY LLAMAS FROM "LLAMA-FRESH" FARMS LTD. NEAR PARAGUAY.
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It's amazing how one can disappear up their own a hole.

funny thing about emails. There is a sender and a recipient. So even if one cog disappears through a phantasmagorical technical glitch, both the senders machine from inbound email to LL and the recipients machine of emails from LL are most likely in tact.

Not to mention the servers that actually held this info until Obama sent out his flying monkeys to delete the evidence.

18 minutes of tape from the Nixon White House? That was child's play. We're in full fledged Hitler in the bunker territory here.
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