Comments on: IRS: computer crash ate two years’ worth of Lerner emails http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:51:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: IRS scandal: the dog wiped their emails, cont'd - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-292122 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:45:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-292122 […] an update on the fast-developing scandal of evidence destruction at the IRS in my new Cato post (earlier). If not for reading Kim Strassel and her colleagues at the Wall Street Journal, I might not have […]

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By: captnhal http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-291560 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:19:35 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-291560 It seems that Lerner’s weren’t the only emails lost: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/lawmakers-irs-lost-more-emails-in-tea-party-probe/2014/06/17/f81ca68c-f63b-11e3-afdf-f7ffea8c744a_story.html

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-291431 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:37:13 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-291431 These are the same computers they store our tax records on?

Bob

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By: wfjag http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-291420 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:27:36 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-291420 Why all the suspicion? It is merely an example of Darwinian niche filling by organisms. For every niche, an organisim evolves to feed on what is there. Simply put:

Canidae Computarus Lossois Lerneri emasticated my emails

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By: William Nuesslein http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-291392 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:14:13 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-291392 Even I generate substantial email files. But my dear wife manages to destroy my files at least once a year. So if there is a supena or just a rewuest for emails, the probability of getting everything quickly is near zero. Then the requesting entity can claim cover up, hiding the ball, etc. It happens time after time after time. It is long past time to seriously curb requests for emails. Generally they are more like telephone calls than formal contracts.

Ms. Lerner was a fine public servant who is collateral damage from Senator Hatch’s manipulation of the IRS IG. Senator Hatch is the person deserving of being boiled in oil.

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By: VMS http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-291389 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:50 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-291389 Hmmm! So the mighty IRS doesn’t have tiered backup servers and archive storage. This is impossible to believe. Also, aside from the sender’s computer, there are many archived copies of these e-mails floating around. I think that an independent company may be able to find these mysteriously missing e-mails and recover them if they were purposely erased. I doubt that they were “wiped” with a DoD 5220.22-M or similar procedure. And if they were, there would be evidence of such purposeful wiping.

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By: spodula http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/irs-computer-crash-ate-two-years-worth-lerner-emails/comment-page-1/#comment-291354 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46557#comment-291354 Speaking as someone who works in IT, that sort of major screwup seems…. unlikely….

Perhaps someone should ask for the names of the (Presumably now fired) employees who failed to follow basic backup procedures as well as failing to install MS exchange properly.

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