BREAKING:E-mails Show Lois Lerner Intentionally Sought to Hide Info from Congress

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ‘I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails … we need to be cautious about what we say in emails’

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new e-mails at a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen showing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner leading an IRS effort to hide information from Congressional inquiries.

    From the April 9, 2013, email exchange among Lerner, an IRS technology employee (Maria Hooke), and the agency’s Director for Exempt Organizations Exam Unit Manager Nanette Downing who led audits:

    I had a question today about OCS [Microsoft Office Communications Server]. I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails. Someone asked if OCS conversations were also searchable – I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them. Do you know?

    Lerner’s April 2013 e-mail exchanges came just twelve days after the IRS Inspector General shared a draft copy of its targeting audit with the IRS that Lerner would leak at a bar association speech only weeks before the scandal became public.

    In e-mails withheld from the Committee until only last week, Lerner was apparently concerned that IRS conversations taking place within the agency’s instant messenger program could end up in the hands of Congress along with requested e-mails.


    Read more at http://allenwestrepublic.com/2014/0...tion-from-congress-video/#okHw06T3hIJAyPyk.99
     
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    Lerner should have already been arrested and jailed for contempt of Congress.

    Republicans are cowards
     
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    We need to remember that this targeting of conservatives was an attempt to go around the SC ruling on campaign finance laws.


    This is currently a common practice it seems by dems as Reid being upset about the HL case said they would work around it to make sure women could get abortifacients.

    Dems do not care about the law only their agenda. Even when it comes to the border.
     
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    Let me state up front that I am not an apologist for Lois Lerner, the IRS, or the Obama administration. There may be other things that may prove Lerner's culpability in targeting conservative organizations, but I'm not sure this latest news rises to that. I once worked in an office that was going through an integration after an acquisition when anything you said would be used against you. Employees where trying to save their skin so as not to get laid off. As a matter of self-preservation I got my team together and told them not to put anything in an email that wasn't absolutely required. I told them why and they all agreed. We all have a tendency to get lazy with emails. Emails last forever. You can never take your words back. So, we increased our phone calls and face-to-face discussions. Not-so-coincidentally my team got through that very tumultuous period with no lay offs. Lois Lerner was probably doing the same thing, but for different reasons.
     
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    if I remember correctly back in the day servers always have a back up copy of emails.
    that just 'back in the day' now ?
     
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    Which shows you have not really read the deatils.
     
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    Technically speaking the servers ARE where the emails are stored. Your local machine is actually the back up. And yes, it still works that way. There are some POP mail accounts that store emails locally on your hard drive, but I'm 99.9% certain that the IRS uses IMAP protocol email systems, which would store emails on servers.
     
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    :rolleyes: Yes she was. Her reasons were to hide administration end-arounds of the Campaign Finance Law and the illegal targeting of conservative groups by a government agency. :BangHead:
     
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    I read this on Yahoo early this morning and the story was two paragraphs. If she told her subordinates to lie in their emails then that rises to the level of intentional obfuscation, which is criminal.
     
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    What she said was that because congress was investigating everyone needed to be careful what they say in emails. Further she was concerned that the instant messaging system might be researchable. When she was assured it wasn't she said "perfect".

    All of this was 12 days after congress asked for the emails.
     
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    Ironic isn't it? The government hiding from the government.
     

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