"She doesn't even say I'm missing emails," the aide said, describing that detail as one of the "things that don't ... quite add up." Also in that category, for some on the committee, is the matter of what happened with the IRS's backup system, which is supposed to back up data for six months. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, pressed Koskinen at the Oversight hearing, asking why IT professionals didn't go to the back-up tapes after her crash.
Koskinen said it's "very costly and difficult" to extract individual emails from that system, but acknowledged he hadn't seen messages explaining why that step wasn't taken.
"I don't know why," Koskinen said.
I think I know why. She didn't want to recover the emails; she wanted to create a paper trail that she tried to recover something, and then dispose of the evidence.
If the IRS had actually tried to recover Lerner's emails from that drive, they would have been able to recover at least some of the emails. But they didn't.
This entry was published Sun Jun 29 18:35:27 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2014-06-29 16:39:40.0.