IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus Tells Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Thursday It Took Investigators 2 Weeks to Recover 424 Backup Tapes of Lois Lerner’s Missing Emails Previously Said to be Unretrievable



Former IRS official Lois Lerner’s irretrievable and lost emails have been found. During a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Thursday, IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) that it took OIG investigators just two weeks to recover 424 backup tapes that were previously said to be irretrievable. Camus said that “There is potential criminal activity.” GEE, YA THINK!!!

Of course we knew that Lerner’s emails existed all along, this has all been one big concerted coverup by the IRS because they know this scandal goes all the way to the Obama White House.

The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.

Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.

“There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.

WHO THINKS THAT ONE OF WE THE PEOPLE COULD EVER GET AWAY WITH THE FOLLOWING WITH THE IRS? People need to go to jail over this scandal and the IRS needs to be abolished so that this never happen again. The IRS cannot be used as a political weapon against “We the People” no matter what your political affiliation might be.

Partial transcript from hearing:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT): Had anyone ever asked them for the tapes?

IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus: No.

Chaffetz: “We send a subpoena, we send letters, we have hearings, we hear all kinds of excuses from the IRS.  They cant have them, they’re recycled, they’ve been destroyed, their not available.  We can’t fine them. Every excuse you can have under the sun. You find them in two weeks, and then when you go talk to the IT people who are there in charge of them, they told you that they were never even asked for them. Is that correct?

Camus: That is correct.

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    3 Responses to “IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus Tells Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Thursday It Took Investigators 2 Weeks to Recover 424 Backup Tapes of Lois Lerner’s Missing Emails Previously Said to be Unretrievable”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on February 27th, 2015 5:03 pm

      Anyone who ever worked in an IT situation at a government or business knew from the beginning that the excuse of hard drive crashes and no back-up tapes was a bald face lie.

      The crooks in charge of the IRS were just trying to stonewall congress.

      This is a criminal offense and probably reaches into the DOJ and the White House. Using a govenment agency to attack the people is treason. Those that are responsible need to be identified and placed in front of a firing squad with their remains cremated and scattered in the wind.

      Our Department of Justice has become a criminal enterprise under the present administration. The Congress should appoint a special prosecutor and court to find the perps and bring them to justice. The second step should be to abolish the IRS.

    2. Scared Monkeys on February 27th, 2015 6:54 pm

      Texas GF,

      I have worked with far too many government contracts in my day. If you ever told the OIG’s office in a “document request” that you lost, deleted or had no record of any emails because of a hard drive crash, some one would have been arrested and gone to jail.

      We have/had 4 audits a year that test for backup capabilities and what happens in case of an emergency. There are contingencies on top on contingencies.


    3. A Texas Grandfather on March 1st, 2015 12:41 pm


      I too have worked in those situations. The real problem in this case is why have there been zero arrests.

      This has not been done in my opinion because it tops out with orders from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
      SM: Agreed!

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