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August 25, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Judicial Watch just dropped a bombshell in the IRS targeting investigation.

Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.  The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search.  The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system.

We obviously disagree that disclosing the emails as required would be onerous, and plan to raise this new development with Judge Sullivan.

This is a jaw-dropping revelation.  The Obama administration had been lying to the American people about Lois Lerner’s missing emails. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails – nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. The Obama administration has known all along where the email records could be – but dishonestly withheld this information. You can bet we are going to ask the court for immediate assistance in cutting through this massive obstruction of justice.

“Jaw-dropping” is right.

The IRS has been telling a tale about the emails not only of Lois Lerner but also several other key IRS targeting scandal figures. That tale has been coming from no less than the current director of the IRS.

In disclosing that Lerner’s (and others’) emails still exist, the DOJ also said, essentially, that it thinks searching for those emails would be too much work.

Would that excuse fly with the DOJ or the IRS, or would they frog-march anyone who used that excuse straight to a squad car?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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My smidgen meter is redlining.
8 weeks ago
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You know, there's nothing like a disaster-recover plan that's too onerous to use.
8 weeks ago
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As every tech guy who has ever dealt with enterprise-level email has been saying for months...
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I am shocked, shocked, I tell you.
7 weeks ago
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If it is too onerous to recover files, of what use is the backup?

Too onerous fro whom? What the hell is the job of the ITs?
7 weeks ago
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Too onerous? What part of subpoena fo you not understand?
7 weeks ago
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I agree with other posters that this was most likely a time-killing strategy to scrub incriminating emails (hey, look what we found over there!). It could also be sheer laziness too (you mean we actually have to work !?!). Bureaucrats of all stripes display a keen ability to avoid anything of a productive nature. Mental toil and effort could be harmful to their health - even if the work is done by someone else (slow down, you're making us look bad).
7 weeks ago
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The administration is betting that IRSgate is beyond the publics attention span. That it is old news and nobody will pay attention. After all, that worked for Solyndra, Fast 'n Furious, Reportergate, Benghazigate and numerous other scandals. With a compliant media, working overtime to seep crimes under rugs and a do nothing congress just happy to get their share of the graft and corruption they are probably correct.
It is up to us to stop this stuff.
November is coming!
7 weeks ago
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How do we stop voter fraud?
7 weeks ago
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Color Me SHOCKED that what was & is commonly known by any literate 12 year-old is now proven : "True".
Didn't Barry's Lies about Oh-Care teach us that these dweebs think that is not only O K, but necessary to lie like dogs ?
What is needed here is a ducking stool, alongside some public stocks with free stuff to pitch at the 'stockee'.
I'll gladly be the attendant of record, just direct me to the location, please....
7 weeks ago
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So another shining example of gross gov't. incompetence. A system meant to protect government operations in the event of a catastrophe is unsearchable, and too expensive to access. What is the point of having this depository? It is like a library with no catalog and no filing system. Sheesh!!
7 weeks ago
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I don't see how difficult a "LOIS LERNER" & "CONSERVATIVE" search of the database could be. Seems pretty easy actually.
7 weeks ago
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>>So another shining example of gross gov't. incompetence.

It is NOT incompetence, it is a deeply held desire not to be held accountable. Different in kind and nature.
7 weeks ago
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And therefore, in response.

7 weeks ago
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No,no, a thousand times NO!! This is the most transparent administration in history. They told me so; besides, they gave me an 0bie phone. Dem guys don't lie, do they? Sides, dey all demcrats.
OK, I need to be careful. Many people can't recognize sarcasm. What crap! The worst thing is that people actually believe 0bie and his fellow crooks. www.why-israel.com
7 weeks ago
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It is hard to put together a more contemptuously deceitful situation. Jaw dropping approximates my first reaction, moving directly to stomach-turning, and straight on to blood-roiling disgust. This pales the Nixon tapes in comparison. This will not stand.
7 weeks ago
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Ok. So the next step in the cover up is just to flat out threaten, and imprison stubborn reporters. Obama/Stalin has his Holder/Beria to do that......No Problem.
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