IRS Official Says More Hard Drives Crashed, Doesn’t Know If Emails Can Be Recovered

I smell a cover up.

While giving a Congressional testimony, IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane revealed that more IRS officials had experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crashed IRS hard drives to “less than 20.”

Kane also said in that hearing that the IRS does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.

“There is an issue as to whether or not there is a–that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the 6‑month retention schedule,” Kane said.

“So some of those backup tapes may still exist?” a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member asked Kane.

“I don’t know whether they are or they aren’t, but it’s an issue that’s being looked at,” Kane replied.

The latest hard drive crash “victims” includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens, the Daily Caller reports.

This news comes as a top Justice Department official recently revealed that the DoJ didn’t learn until June that the IRS had lost two years’ worth of emails, and that it learned about the crashes in the news.

Remember gang, this is the same IRS that is now in charge of enforcing Obamacare.


Jerome Hudson

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