I'm watching the full IRS investigation update hearings. The Dem side at their first chance to speak are hyperventilating about a document they requested from one of the investigators and did not receive. Apparently, they opened an investigation of the Inspector General -- a transparent attempt at intimidation -- and are now trying to use his reluctance to provide them with his response to their charges as some sort of attempt to damage his credibility. Absolutely no interest in the meat of the matter; just pure distraction.
One small point of interest to me: one of the investigators did say that he thought some of the tapes they found "had been erased". He was unsure about whether the erasure was deliberate or why it might have been done, but seemed at that time to believe that they had been erased rather than simply never having any data stored on them.
I can say this from my own experience. It's pretty easy to tell when a backup tape has been deliberately left blank because it hasn't been used. That tape is generally left in its shrink wrap, unopened. Since there's some question whether the tape has been deliberately erased or not, it seems likely to me that the question is less about whether the tape was deliberately erased and more about why it was deliberately erased.
This entry was published Tue Mar 03 23:24:09 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2015-03-03 23:24:09.0.