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
IMAGINE THAT, ALL ONE HAD TO DO TO FIND LOIS LERNER’S MISSING IRS EMAILS WAS TO ASK …
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.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – Was Bruce Jenner Texting At the Time of the Fatal Accident?
- Investigators will be checking phone records to determine if Jenner was texting at the time of the accident which killed one and injured seven
21 Year Old Drake Kramer Missing Since 1/31/15, Last Seen at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in AZ (Update: Cryptic Text Message Sent, Needed to be with Mother Earth)
21 year old Drake Kramer of San Antonio, Texas was last seen at the south rim of the Grand Canyon on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Drake Kramer hasn’t been seen since he checked out the Bright Angel Lodge Sunday morning, officials said. Authorities did find Kramer’s car at the Bright Angel Lodge where he had previously checked out. His family reported him missing on Monday, and search efforts and a missing persons investigation are now under way. The 21 year old is described as having brown hair and blue eyes. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds. He has now been missing for a week as searches continue to look for the missing San Antonio man.
Missing – Drake Kramer
Search and rescue teams have been searching 285 square miles of the Grand Canyon for the last week, combing the area for a 21-year-old geology student who went missing there after sending a puzzling text message to his worried parents.
Drake Kramer of San Antonio, Texas was last spotted at the south rim of the Grand Canyon on Saturday, January 31.
He checked out of the Bright Angel Lodge the next morning and hasn’t been seen by friends or family since.
His parents Robin and Brenda Kramer reported him missing on Monday, when they learned of the trip and received a text message from their son in which he said he ‘needed to be with Mother Earth’.
The search for a missing San Antonio man at the Grand Canyon has expanded, The National Park Service announced.
The search area was expanded east from the South Rim developed area along Highway 64 towards Grandview. Rescue teams, with the help of helicopters, have not located 21-year-old Drake Kramer since he was reported missing by his family on Monday.
A cryptic text message prompted the parents of a missing 21-year-old Texas man to contact authorities, after learning he embarked on what they believe to be a solo trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
“He indicated that he needed to be with Mother Earth,” said Robin Kramer, the father of 21-year-old Drake Kramer.
The text message was sent Monday morning, the last time Robin and his wife Brenda heard from Drake. They were unaware of their son’s travel plans and the last time they saw him was Thursday, Jan. 29 in San Antonio.
His father, Robbin Kramer, said his son told him Monday that “he was at the Grand Canyon and he needed to be back with Mother Earth and set his soul free. At that point we really started getting worried and started calling and trying to get people to look for him.”
The family reported Drake Kramer missing on Monday, and search efforts and a missing person investigation are now under way.
If anyone has any information with regards to Drake Kramer’s whereabouts, please contact NPS’s Silent Witness Line at 928-638-7840.
Daily Commentary – Friday, February 6, 2015 – Chinese Teen Chops Off Own Hand to Cure Internet Addiction
- In a desperate act to rid himself of his addiction. China has a huge “web junkie” problem.
YouTube Interview: Obama Has Time to Meet with GloZell Green, But Not Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu … Divider in Chief Answers ‘Po-Po’ Question
So this is what Barack Obama has reduced the office of the United States presidency to. Some how or another Barack Obama can’t find time to meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but his busy schedule has time to meet with a GloZell Green, a woman who is famous om YouTube for her green lipstick and eating cereal out of a bathtub filled with milk (VIDEO). Really? During her interview, Glozell told Obama that she had cut the hoods off of the sweatshirts of her husband, who is black, to protect him from being shot by the “po-po.”
“However, he is mad at me right now because I cut all the hoods off his hoodies. [Obama's laughs] I did to protect him. Because I am afraid when he goes outside that some body will shoot and kill him. And its not like regular folks, its the po-po. I hope that this changes . How can we bridge the gap between black African-American males and white cops?”
Of course, the divider in Chief had to bring up police racial biases and put the onus on the police, rather than maybe the fact may be that the issue lies with young black males. Never did he mention that more black males are killed by black males in black on black crime, not the police. Hmm, also absent was the fact that the DOJ lawyers are stating that no civil rights charges are being brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
However, I’ll give her credit for this question. Glozell must have caused some heart palpitations with WH staffers when she pressed Obama over his Cuba policy, saying that Fidel Castro “puts the dick in dictatorship.”
Remember when former President Ronald Reagan never took off his jacket off while in the Oval office when he was in the White House out of respect for it? Remember those days?
President Barack Obama said police officers need to be aware of their “biases” when it comes to black men and vowed to put “federal muscle” behind improving police practices and training.
During a series of interviews with YouTube personalities Thursday, one of the interviewers, GloZell Green, said she “cut all the hoods” off of her husband’s hoodies because, “I’m afraid when he goes outside, that somebody might shoot and kill him.”
“And it’s not, like, regular folks. It’s the po-po,” she said. “How can we bridge the gap between black, African-American males and white cops?”
“First of all, we always have to remind ourselves that the overwhelming majority of police officers, they are doing a really tough job and they’re doing it well,” Obama said. “What we also know is that there are still biases in our society, that in split-second situations when people have to make quick decisions, that studies have shown African-American males are seen as more threatening, which puts them in a more vulnerable position. Young African-American males are typically seen as older than they are.”
“A lot of the ways to solve this is to improve training so that people can be aware of their biases ahead of time,” Obama said.
ESPN Sports Anchor Stuart Scott Has Died Age 49 after Battle with Cancer … However, He Will Always Be “As Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow”
It is a sad day in sports today, ESPN’s Stuart Scott has passed away at the age of 49 …
The longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning after an extended battle with cancer, he was just 49 years old. Scott joined the ESPN in 1993 as the network was ramping up to launch ESPN2. That was just the launching bad for Scott as he steadily grew into one of ESPN’s most well-known, well liked and respected personalities … “Boo-Yah.” I remember the founding of ESPN in 1978, let along the launch of ESPN2 and let me just say Stuart Scott brought an energy and a fun and off the wall perspective to the broadcast that you truly looked forward to watching it. It is not very often that sports highlights were must-see TV, but that is the talent that this man had. Stuart Scott did the best thing that any sports anchor could do, he provided us with an escape from the real world and made sports fun. He talked about the games, plays and highlights like we would with our friends. God bless you Stuart Scott, our prayers go out to your family and friends … thank you … rest in peace.
REST IN PEACE STUART SCOTT
Stuart Scoot was first diagnoses with a rare form of cancer in November 2007. He took the vile disease publicly as he allowed us to share in his battle. So many of us either have been in Scott’s shoes or know some one personally who is. Stuart Scott helped us all deal with cancer in our own lives as he battled his. Scott was a beacon of light and remained so positive in his fight against cancer. One of the greatest lessons Stuart showed us all was to not let cancer paralyze you. He lived his life to the end on his terms and that meant being an ESPN sports anchor and commentator to the best of his ability. Please watch the VIDEO below of Scott’s moving speech, it is one of the best ever. For 7 years Scott battled cancer and kept the attitude that “fighting was winning, not quitting, not saying I have cancer, I can t do anything. ” Scott maintained the only way you lose against cancer is to not fight it and to just lay down and have a pity party for yourself.
His personality was infectious … Rest is peace Stuart Scott, you will forever be “as cool as the other side of the pillow.”
To all who have cancer, have known those who have cancer or currently know some one who is battling cancer, we need to remember the words that Stuart Scott said during his speech after receiving the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS on July 16, 2014. Please make sure to watch his acceptance speech below.
“When you die, it does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer in how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live. So live, live, fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and have some body else fight for you. That’s also very important. I can’t do this “don’t give up thing” by myself. I got thousands of people on Twitter and on the streets who encourage me.”
Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49.
Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man — from his signature “Boo-Yah!” to “As cool as the other side of the pillow” to “He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin’ him to school.”
That man is Stuart Scott, and his contributions to the sports lexicon are writ large. But they are only one aspect of his legacy. When he passed away, he left behind so much more. He inspired his colleagues with his sheer talent, his work ethic and his devotion to his daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15. He defied convention and criticism to help bring this network into a new century. He spoke to the very athletes he was talking about with a flair and a style that ESPN president John Skipper says, “changed everything.”
“He didn’t just push the envelope,” says sports radio host and former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick. “He bulldozed it.”
Stuart Scott was honored for his fight against cancer at the 2014 ESPY Awards, where he became the latest recipient of the Jimmy V ESPY Award for Perseverance. The award named for college basketball coach Jim Valvano, whose life was also taken by cancer in 1993, and who gave probably one of the greatest speeches in sports history that speaks to one’s everyday life, “Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up”.
Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYS Speech,
UPDATE I: Remembering Stuart Scott:
Steve Levy, who came to ESPN shortly before Stuart in August 1993 and served as his co-host for the first “SportsCenter” from the new studio last June, put it this way: “I think the audience recognized that when Stuart was on, there was going to be something special. And to his credit, he brought something special every night he was on.”
Tributes to Scott on Twitter, #BooYah
Remembering Stuart Scott’s first set at ESPN … muted colors in 1D!!!
He made us laugh … ESPN commercial with Stuart Scott and Maria Sharapova … “Can I get that can back?” Priceless!!!
UPDATE II: ESPN Colleagues Remember Stuart Scott. (VIDEO)
Chris Berman, Rich Eisen, Dan Patrick and Gus Ramsey look back on their time working with Stuart Scott
Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson Lets 18 Year Old Devon Coley Out of Jail without Bail After Posting Online Threats to Shoot Cops (Update: Judge Releases Travis Maye Without Bail After Punching Cop)
So this is the New York City’s judicial response following two police officers being killed and the endless death threats, cowardice appeasement?
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let 18 year old Devon Coley waltz free without a care in the world after he was arrested for making terrorist threats. The judge ignored prosecutors requests to keep Coley behind bars as she let the thug go free without bail. UNBELIEVABLE. Devon Coley posted online threats to gun down cops just hours after the shooting deaths of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Coley is believed to be a member of the of the ATC/180HII Crew gang and is awaiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession.
The judge conceded that the posts were “stupid” and an “incredible inflammatory thing to do right now,” but added, “I think that for me to set bail because of the current climate — it would be a misuse of bail.”
WHAT!!! I GUESS THIS IS WHAT JUSTICE IS SUPPOSED TO LIKE LIKE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY WHEN A THUG COMMITS A CRIME AGAINST THE POLICE?
Coley posted on Facebook a disturbing image of a gunman blasting away at a patrol car,
with the phrase “73Nextt” — a reference to the 73rd Precinct, which covers his Brownsville neighborhood.
A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their patrol car — ignoring prosecutors’ pleas to keep him behind bars, The Post has learned.
Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let Devon Coley, 18, waltz free without bail despite the fact that he faces seven years behind bars on charges he made a terroristic threat — complete with an image of a killer shooting cops in their car — and is awaiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession.
Johnson’s stunning no-bail decision came just two days after Saturday’s broad-daylight slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by a gunman bent on avenging the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police.
At the punks arraignment Monday night, Coley’s court-appointed lawyer painted him as a mere “knucklehead” who didn’t intend to make good on his threat. Forget the fact that the thug is a gang member and waiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession. Yeah right, he is just misunderstood. What the hell has infested the power structure in NYC? Between the Mayor and the judiciary, insane liberal logic appears to appease criminals and attach police authority. Dennis Quirk, head of the state court officers union, said that “She should resign from the bench,” and she is “not fit to be a judge.” Ya think?
Since when did NYC become a catch and release stream for criminal thugs? The same judge has now released another thug without bail after he had been arrested for punching a police officer. Maybe she would like to go for the hat trick after one of these punks kills another police officer.
She keeps turning ’em loose.
A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned.
Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a courthouse source said.
The admonishment came in the wake of Saturday’s execution-style slayings of two NYPD cops as they sat in a patrol car in Brooklyn.
On Tuesday night, Johnson released Travis Maye, 26, without bail following his arrest in a violent melee with cops earlier that day.
According to court records, Maye took swings at cops at Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Place at around 1:35 a.m., socking one officer in the eye and sending him to the hospital.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, Wisconsin Girls Ruled Competent to Stand Trial in Slenderman Stabbing Case
SLENDERMAN STABBING CASE … DON’T DO THE CRIME, IF YOU CAN’T DO THE TIME.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren has ruled that two Wisconsin girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, are competent to stand trial in the “Slenderman” stabbing case. The two girls, who were 12 years old at the time of the crime, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their classmate the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, WI. They stabbed their victim 19 times in an attempt to impress Slenderman, a tall, online bogeyman that they insisted was real. The victim survived the attack.
Two Wisconsin girls accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please a fictional Internet character named Slenderman are competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Thursday.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the time, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their classmate the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee.
The girls told investigators they attacked their classmate to impress Slenderman, a tall, online bogeyman that they insisted was real, according to a criminal complaint.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren ruled Weier competent to stand trial after hearing testimony from a psychiatrist called by the state.
Prosecutors have charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha, Wisconsen. They say the girls plotted for months to kill classmate Payton Leutner, luring her to a wooded park after a sleepover and stabbing her 19 times. After her attackers left, Leutner crawled through the woods to a sidewalk where a bicyclist found her and called 911. The girls could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison if convicted of attempted homicide as adults. However, they could be held until age 25 if convicted as juveniles.
Hollywood Producer Scott Rudin Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Comments that Surfaced in Hacked E-mail Exchange With Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Amy Pascal
LIBERAL DOUBLE STANDARD? IF THESE TWO WERE REPUBLICANS “RACIALLY INSENSITIVE” WOULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO “RACIST” …
Oops, Wanna get away? It would appear that the cyber-attack on Sony has left many “hacked-off” and embarrassed. Hollywood producer Scott Rudin has issued a public apology for the racially insensitive comments he made of hacked private e-mails between him and Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Amy Pascal. Just an apology, you mean the PC police and MSM did not go after their jobs? Amy Pascal apologizes for her emails as well.
Producer Scott Rudin has issued a public apology for the racially insensitive comments that surfaced last night in an exchange of hacked private e-mails between him and Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Amy Pascal. Joking references they made to black-themed films that President Barack Obama might like were not meant for public consumption, but they are hard to defend in the harsh light of a public forum, without context. Rudin made the point in this morning’s New York Times about this hacking breach was a criminal act, when he was asked about other hacked e-mails between the producer and Pascal referencing the movie on Apple’s Steve Jobs. Here, Rudin said he simply wanted to apologize.
The hacked emails in question came before Pascal attended a breakfast in November 2013 in Hollywood with Barack Obama and other big Hollywood names hosted by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
“What should I ask the president at this stupid Jeffrey breakfast?” Pascal wrote.
“Would he like to finance some movies.” Rudin responded.
“I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Pascal wrote.
Rudin replied, “12 YEARS,” before Pascal and he suggested other films created by and starring African Americans, “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]”
“Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart,” Rudin wrote.
Hours after Rev. Al Sharpton released a statement comparing her to disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal revealed in a Q&A interview with Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Jr. that she has spoken to Sharpton on the phone, saying, “I know I screwed up.”
Sharpton’s condemnation of Pascal came after an email exchange between the Sony exec and movie producer Scott Rudin leaked as part of the larger cyber-attack on Sony Pictures from a possibly-North Korean-connected group. In the conversation, Pascal and Rudin joked about the types of movies President Barack Obama likes, with clear racial overtones.
IRSGATE: IRS Inspector General Tells Congress They Have Found as Many as 30,000 of Lois Lerner Supposedly Irretrievable, Missing Emails
Hey Lois Lerner … YOU GOT MAIL!!!
IRS investigators have informed Congress that they have located as many as 30,000 of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. The emails that were said have been permanently lost after a convenient hard drive crash of her computer. Remember when John Koskinen, the new IRS commissioner, testified under oath to Congress on June 20th the emails had been irretrievably lost. Hmm, I guess not so much, eh? Where were those found? The inspector general discovered the potential emails among 744 disaster recovery tapes that backup IRS systems. Just where everyone said they would be. However, why had the IRS not found her emails sooner? Judicial Watch announced earlier this month that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted to the court that it failed to search any of the IRS standard computer systems for the “missing” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials.
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS SCANDAL IS NOT OVER, ESPECIALLY WITH THE GOP TAKING CONTROL OF THE SENATE NEXT YEAR.
The IRS’s inspector general has told Congress that it may have discovered as many as 30,000 of the lost Lois G. Lerner emails, despite the IRS’s repeated insistence both in testimony to both Capitol Hill and federal courts that they were beyond recovery, congressional committees said Friday.
Investigators are now trying to figure out if they can to the data in a readable format — a process that could take weeks, according to a congressional aide.
The inspector general discovered the potential emails among 744 disaster recovery tapes that backup IRS systems, and found up to 30,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011, which covers the period of emails she reported lost in a computer hard drive crash.
The revelation raised a host of questions about the IRS’s claims that the emails had been irretrievably lost — assertions the agency and its new chief, John Koskinen, had made both while testifying under oath to Congress and in court papers defending against lawsuits from several of the conservative groups who had been denied approval for nonprofit status.
The missing emails extend from 2009 to 2011, a period when Lerner headed the IRS’s exempt-organizations division.
The emails were lost when Lerner’s computer crashed, IRS officials said earlier this year.
Now what are the odds that there will be any incriminating emails delivered to Congress. Not only does the IRS need to produce Lerner’s emails, they also need to produce all of the emails of all the other individuals who Lois Lerner emailed. We all know you can delete the received and sent accounts of emails. It is the email chain that becomes the smoking gun of who the emails were sent to and forwarded to from third parties.