Rasmussen: 71% of Voters Believe the IRS Deliberately Destroyed E-mails to Hide Guilt of Criminal Activity

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, a remarkably 71% of voters believe that the IRS deliberately and willfully destroyed emails related to IRS-gate and the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups to hide evidence of criminal activity. Only 22% believe the IRS did not break the law, while 4% were undecided. It is fair to say that this polling is a resounding condemnation against the IRS that crosses all political parties. How bad is it when a government agency like the IRS is believed to play partisan politics and cannot be trusted?

Think about this, more than 7 in 10 individuals surveyed believe that the IRS committed a criminal activity in destruction of property and obstruction of justice to hide the guilt of their even greater criminal activity as a Democrat party ignores it and Barack Obama calls it a phoney scandal. This should be chilling for all Americans.

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Most voters think it’s likely the IRS deliberately destroyed e-mails about its investigations of Tea Party and other conservative groups to hide its criminal behavior. Two-out-of-three now believe IRS employees involved in these investigations should be jailed or fired, and most suspect the agency of targeting other political opponents of the Obama administration.

As we are reminded by Real Clear Politics, a recent Fox News poll found similar results, 76% of voters surveyed believed that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails were deliberately destroyed.  The distrust in the IRS was spread across all parties, including 90% of Republicans, 74% of Independents and 63% of Democrats. Only 12% of respondents believe the emails were accidently destroyed.

It gets better, these are the folks in charge of enforcing Obamacare. How’s that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for ya America?

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley Interview of Lois Lerner’s Attorney William Taylor III … He Actually Made it Worse, “I get that it’s convenient to create suspicion”.

So let’s understand this, Lois Lerner pleads the 5th, yet her attorney goes on the liberal media to speak for her?

William Taylor III, former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s attorney, went on CNN this Sunday in an interview on ‘State of the Union’ with Candy Crowley and actually made matters worse. His client has decided not to testify in front of Congress as she Plead her Fifth and applied her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. So then why do we need to hear anything from her attorney? If Lerner and her missing emails does not have the honor to tell what happened and her involvement in the IRS scandal of targeting conservative non-profit groups, then we really do not need to hear spin from an attorney. Hey Lois, Put up or shut up! Her mouth piece tried to divert the story by saying, “There’s 2,000 e-mail crashes – there’s 2,000 computer crashes in the IRS since January 1 of this year.” However, when asked by Crowley whether all of the computer crashes were irretrievable, he had no idea. And their lies the rub. Let’s look into those 2000 email crashes, other than the ones that are connected to IRS-gate and see how the IRS handled those. What a novel concept.

TAYLOR: There’s 2,000 e-mail crashes – there’s 2,000 computer crashes in the IRS since January 1 of this year.  It’s no – it’s not…

CROWLEY:  Are all of them irretrievable?

TAYLOR:  I don’t know, but I…

Then Taylor stated that Lois Lerner was upset as anybody when she walked into the office and her screen was blue, having lost all her emails. They called the IT guys in but never bothered to contact the tape retrieval back up?  Hmm, then why so silent Lois? If you were so upset and have nothing to hide and have done nothing wrong, why plead the 5th, not oncebut twice?

Attorney William Taylor III then channeled his inner Hillary Clinton and blames a “vast Right Wing conspiracy” for Lois Lerner’s emails. He had the nerve to say that the GOP was politicizing IRS-gate when the reality is this IRS scandal took place to fix an election. Lerner and the IRS contributed in the swaying of an election in 2012 and now her lawyer says she will not be a political, election year scapegoat. Seriously? Taylor said his client did nothing wrong and did not violate the paperwork – federal paperwork law. Oops, then Taylor said, “She printed out some things, not others.” Hey dude, you don’t get to pick and choose with the federal law of backing up emails.

TAYLOR:  He called me – he called me one, too.  And I won’t respond to that, except that – except to say he’s wrong.

It’s convenient.  This is an election-year politics.  It’s convenient to have a demon that they can create and point to.  Let me tell you something basic about this.  People who want to give money to elections and do so in a tax-free way have to submit themselves to the scrutiny of the IRS to be sure that they’re complying with the rules that limit political activity.

If the IRS is not looking at political activity in the (c)(4) applications, which is what this is, they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be doing.  So, it’s like saying they’re examining us for political activity, when that’s exactly the criteria that they’re submitting for their applications.

CROWLEY:  Did your client violate the paperwork – federal paperwork law?

TAYLOR:  No. She did exactly what the IRS required that she do.

CROWLEY:  But she didn’t back up her e-mails, which was IRS – you’re supposed to print out things.

TAYLOR:  She printed out some things, not others.  You can’t print out hundreds of thousands of e-mails.  We will be back – we will be back to the days…

CNN Transcript:

TAYLOR:  Well, it’s not just what she said.  The record that was created at the time in terms of e-mails is undisputed.

She walked into the office one day, and her screen went blue.  She asked for help in restoring it.  And the I.T. people came and attempted to restore it.  They even went so far as to send it to another expert to try to restore the e-mails.

There’s 2,000 e-mail crashes – there’s 2,000 computer crashes in the IRS since January 1 of this year.  It’s no – it’s not…

CROWLEY:  Are all of them irretrievable?

TAYLOR:  I don’t know, but I…

CROWLEY:  I think that’s what is sort of blowing people’s minds, is, we get it that computers crash.  But to then say, you know what, we couldn’t get it, and so then we shredded the hard drive, you know, as an attorney, that that’s one of the things you would pounce on and go whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute.

TAYLOR:  Sure.

CROWLEY:  Yes.

TAYLOR:  But, you know, you do the best you can under the circumstances.  Nobody was thinking about trying to keep anything from being discovered.

She was as upset as anybody else was about the loss of the e-mails and the other documents which were on there, which were quite important to her.  But the truth is, this – this was one of those things that happened.  At the time, she did everything she could to retrieve it.  She reported it right away, and that’s the story.  That’s all there is to it.

Read the rest HERE.

Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero Testifies to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Lois Lerner Lost Emails … ” IRS Didn’t Follow the Law “

IMAGINE THAT, THE OBAMA IRS BROKE THE LAW …

On Tuesday, David Ferriero, the top United States archivist of federal records, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the IRS broke the law when it failed to report loss of emails. David S. Ferriero, the chief archivist at the National Archives said, “In accordance with the Federal Records Act, when an agency becomes aware of an incident of unauthorized destruction, they must report the incident to us.” Ferriero told the House Oversight Committee that federal agencies are supposed to report whenever their records are destroyed or even accidentally deleted; however, he stated that nobody told the National Archives after emails from IRS official Lois Lerner vanished after a computer failure in 2011. Imagine that? How about the six others whose computers miraculously crashed as well? Were they reported?

The top U.S. official in charge of archiving federal records testified Tuesday that the IRS ran afoul of the law by neglecting to tell his office that a trove of emails from the woman at the center of the targeting scandal disappeared after an apparent hard drive crash.

Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero, speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, made clear that federal agencies are supposed to report whenever their records are destroyed or even accidentally deleted. But he said that after emails from embattled IRS official Lois Lerner vanished after a computer failure in 2011, nobody told the National Archives.

“They did not follow the law,” Ferriero said.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Questions IRS Commissioner John Koskinen On Lois Lerner Missing Emails … IRS Commissioner Double Talk, “I Did Not Say We Would Provide You Emails that Disappeared”

More amazing smuggery from  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen …

Last night during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing IRS Commissioner John Koskinen made a comment of such parsing of words that even Slick Willie, former President Bill Clinton would have been proud of. The contentious Q&A between Koskinen told Issa ended as follows:

IRS Commissioner Koskinen: All the emails we have will be provided. I did not say that I would provide emails that disappeared. If you have  have a magically way for me to do that I’d be happy to know about it. I said I would provide all the emails, we are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them not all of them, were not available. I never said I would provide you emails we didn’t have  and in fact we are going to provide you 24000 emails …

Rep. Darrell Issa: My time has expired and I’ve lost my patience with you.

Unbelievable Exhange Between IRS Commissioner John Koskinen & Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): IRS Commissioner … “I Can’t Remember” Who Told Me Lois Lerner’s Emails Were Lost

Stunning, simply stunning!!!

Last night during his testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, IRS Chief John Koskinen said he could not remember who told him that Lois Lerner’s emails were lost. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Koskinen during his testimony as to when and who told him that the emails were lost. The IRS Commissioner actually blamed tax season as to the reason why he could not remember. UNREAL. Rep. Jordan whent on to ask the IRS Commissioner, ‘At what point does it become obstruction of justice?’ Watch the amazing exchange below.

Rep. Jim Jordan: The chairman asked you, “Who told you this information?” You can’t remember?

IRS Chief John Koskinen: No, I… do not remember.

Jordan: Did someone tell you in person? Did they send you an email?

Koskinen: I do not get emails on these subjects so I’m sure it was someone in person.

Jordan: This has been a major news story for the past 13 months and you don’t remember who came up to you and said, ‘Hey boss, we lost Lois Lerner’s emails”? You don’t remember anything about that situation?

Koskinen: I remember being told in April … I do not recall who told me.

Rep. Jim Jordan grills IRS commissioner on lost Lois Lerner emails:

Republicans on a House of Representatives committee  took Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen to task on Monday night for his agency’s loss of emails from an IRS official involved in scrutinizing tax exemption requests from political groups.

Champaign County Republican Rep. Jim Jordan – who chairs a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee – compared the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails to evidence hiding efforts in a “third-rate B actor crime drama.”

“This would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious,” said Jordan, who asked Koskinen to seek a special prosecutor’s investigation of whether the IRS improperly scrutinized tax-exemption requests from conservative groups.

Jordan questioned whether Koskinen obstructed justice by waiting several weeks to tell Congress about the lost emails rather than revealing it when he first learned of it in April. Koskinen said IRS tried to recover all the emails it could from Lerner’s crashed hard drive, but couldn’t get them all.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Shreds IRS Commissioner John Koskinen … “You Don’t Have Any Idea If There was Any Criminal Misconduct or Not”

IT’S ABOUT TIME SOME ONE LET THE IRS HAVE IT …

Last night IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified again before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. US  Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) simply shredded IRS Commissioner Koskinen during the hearing and handed Koskinen his lunch, or in this case because of the time of day, his dinner. Gowdy provided Koskinen a lesson in Criminal Law 101. The Congressman methodically and astutely lit into the IRS Commissioner as he destroyed Koskinen’s comment that “there was no evidence of any criminal misconduct.” Koskinen was forced to say that there was any wrong doing.

Spoliation of evidence is when a party fails to preserve evidence that there is a negative inference that the jury can draw from their failure to preserve the evidence. You with me? If you destroy documents that the jury could infer those documents weren’t going to be good for you. If you fail to keep documents a jury could infer that these documents were not going to be good for you. [...] When a party has a duty to preserve the evidence or records and they fail to do so, there is a negative inference that is drawn from their failure to preserve the evidence.”

What happened to John Koskinen, the “turn around” specialist brought in to fix the IRS? At the 4:20 mark of the video below, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and major Democrat donor provided Demcorat talking points that the GOP is obsessed with the White House. He would also later blame lack of IRS funding for the ills of the IRS.   Trey Gowdy would go on to debunked Koskinen’s words. What is most telling in this exchange is that the IRS Commissioner, who was not a part of the corruption and the IRS targeting of Conservative non-profit groups, is acting in a political manner regurgitating Democrat talking points. Isn’t this what the IRS was originally accused of … acting as a political arm of the Democrats and the Obama White House? Powerline expands on this point as they state, “IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is known as a “turnaround specialist” who helped rescue failed or failing enterprises. Unfortunately, it is clear from Koskinen’s strident testimony before Congress that he has no intention of turning the IRS around.”

The IRS Cancalled the Contract with Email-Storage Firm Sonasoft Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Hard Drive Crash

Another coincidence We the People are supposed to believe courtesy of the IRS …

If it was not bad enough that the computer hard drive crashed of former IRS employee Lois Lerner weeks after Congress made inquiries into IRS-gate, or that her hard drive was deemed irreparable and it was destroyed, now we learn the IRS cancelled its longtime relationship with Sonasoft, an email-storage contractor, just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.Imagine that, cancelling the contract with the email archiving company when it is no longer a good thing to save emails.

Really? If one was to present this transcript to Hollywood for a movie it would be rejected as being too unbelievable.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.

The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose them to protect your servers?”

Sonasoft was providing “automatic data processing” services for the IRS throughout the January 2009 to April 2011 period in which Lerner sent her missing emails.

Sorry, but this is too much to even attempt to believe. As stated at The Jawa Report, “the IRS scandal alone should be enough to bring down any administration (and would if this were a Republican administration.)”. The daily discoveries of what the IRS did are not mere coincidences, but instead a deliberate and concerted effort to eliminate evidence. It is a sad state of affairs in the United States when we have a government that is unaccountable to the People, can operate in such a manner that is above the law and a media that could care less to get to the bottom of the story because of the White House currently being occupied by a Democrat.

Where is Woodward and Bernstein?

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Does Not Think an Apology is Owed to Congress or We the People

The height of contempt and arrogance … IRS Commissioner John Koskinen does not think that an apology is owed for the lost Lois Lerner emails and the stonewalling by the IRS.  Koskinen said he didn’t inform Congress immediately because he wanted to find out the full scope of the situation before reporting to them. But some how the Treasury Department and White House were notified in advance of Congress and the American people.

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said Friday that he does not owe an apology for computer crashes that resulted in the loss of emails connected to an ongoing probe.

“I don’t think an apology is owed,” Koskinen said during a tense hearing with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “Not a single email has been lost since the start of this investigation.”

Last week, the IRS acknowledged that the computer of Lois Lerner, the IRS employee at the center of the probe, experienced a hard drive crash in 2011, making some of her emails inaccessible for the investigation. Koskinen said the IRS is taking measures to restore the emails and noted that the loss took place before the investigation began.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says during Friday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS scandal of targeting conservative non-profit organizations and the convenient IRS losing of Lois Lerners’s emails … “This is unbelievable. The apology that ought to be given is to the American tax payer, not to a government agency that is abusing it’s power.

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Are You Serious … Democrats Celebrated Flag Day in United States By Tweeting Out Non-American Flag

FROM THE DEMOCRATS … HAPPY FLAG DAY!!!

So this is how the Democrat party shows it’s love for America, eh? On Twitter stating Happy Flag Day while showing a picture of a child with who knows what flag or banner. What it is not is Old Glory. Instead of honoring the American Flag, but instead attempt to make a political statement in light of the controversy surrounding the child refugee system at the border.

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This is the official Twitter account of the Democratic Party. Follow our tweets to get the latest info on Democratic news, issues, and events.

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Twitter – @TheDemocrats

The Daily Caller – Democrats Celebrated Flag Day By Tweeting Out Non-American Flag:

In a picture sent out from the official Twitter account of the Democrats on Saturday, a young Hispanic boy appears to be holding some kind of flag or banner that has the colors of Old Glory, but clearly isn’t Old Glory.

The image is likely seen as a political statement in light of the controversy surrounding the recent arrival of thousands of unaccompanied children coming across the Mexican border into the United States from Central America.

However, many on Twitter are not amused:

Flag Day Tweets

#YOU LIE!!! Obama Administration’s Claim that Lois Lerner’s Emails Were Lost in Computer Crash, What a Crock of $hit

LIARS … WHY DON’T YOU JUST SAY THE DOG ATE HERE HOME WORK EMAILS!!!

The IRS stated on Friday that they lost and cannot locate many of Lois Lerner’s emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Image that, what a coincidence. House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggesting the Obama administration is being dishonest by saying these emails are lost stating, “Isn’t it convenient for the Obama Administration that the IRS now says it has suddenly realized it lost Lois Lerner’s emails requested by Congress and promised by Commissioner John Koskinen?” Ya think? Issa went on to comment,  “Do they really expect the American people to believe that, after having withheld these emails for a year, they’re just now realizing the most critical time period is missing?” WHAT A JOKE. Imagine telling the IRS that you lost the necessary paperwork in a computer crash that they are requiring, which is more plausible than an email.

So let’s understand this … the government & NSA has a right to look at your emails, but some how they can’t retain their own? Who honestly believes this bullshit?

Liar, Liar – The Castaways

Liar, liar, pants on fire
Your nose is longer than a telephone wire

Ask me, baby, why I’m sad
You’ve been out all night, know you’ve been bad
Don’t tell me different, know it’s a lie
Come kill me, honey, see how I cry

The Internal Revenue Service says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy.

The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner’s emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status.

The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups.

“The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to congressional inquiries,” said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the inspector general.”

The Ways and Means Committee is one of three congressional committees investigating the IRS over its handling of tea party applications from 2010 to 2012. The Justice Department and the IRS inspector general are also investigating.

House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is suggesting the Obama administration is being dishonest by saying these emails are lost.

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I could not agree more with Powerline and their post, Obama Administration’s Claim that Lois Lerner’s Emails Are “Lost” Is Ludicrous. Actually, it is beyond ludicrous, it is an outright lie. Who honestly thinks that emails are kept on your hard drive? They are collected and saved on an email server that has a redundancy of backups. Do they really think we are that stupid? If Lois Lerner’s emails really do not exist, then some one would have had to gone to the email servers and the back up tapes and purposely deleted them. There is a thing in corporate America and government called “DRE”. That is short for “Disaster Recovery Exercises”. All do it to prepare for catastrophic events like fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc to ensure that there is no data lost in case of a disaster and that business can get back up and running ASAP. I should know, I have participated in them for the past 4 years to ensure such efforts are effective. Guess what … emails are apart of that to check list.

The Obama administration’s claim that the IRS has “lost” two years of Lois Lerner’s emails is implausible to anyone who understands how email systems work. This is what the administration said:

The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner’s emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year.

This statement, on its face, is silly. Emails are collected on email servers. Each user (e.g., Lois Lerner) has an account on an email server, where that person’s emails are collected. It is common for emails to be deleted from the user’s own desktop or laptop computer, but no one worries about that. When it is time to collect emails–something I do all the time in my law practice–you go to the email server and pull out the user’s entire account. A crash of the user’s computer is irrelevant and will not cause emails to be “lost.”

Further, emails are universally backed up in some other medium, often electronic tape, for long-term storage. Thus, even if an email server is destroyed, or all emails are deleted from a server after a specified length of time, the emails are still recoverable from back-up storage media.

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These people are nothing but liars. The IRS would destroy you if you ever came back and said, you did not have the data they are looking for because it is lost. Now that’s what they are claiming … BS!!! This is simply a coverup because it is obviously that there are damning emails that connect the IRS’s Lois Lerner to the Obama White House. If this is the way that government agencies like the IRS are going to conduct themselves and act in a political manner against Americans, no matter if they are on the right or the left, then they must be dismantled and be ended permanently … if a government agency is going to act this rogue, they need to be abolished.

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