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November 21, 2014

Your Regularly-Scheduled Post-Election Friday Document Dump: IRS Discovers 30,000 "Lost" Lois Lerner Emails

Remember the disaster-recovery tapes, upon which a record of all emails was inscribed, which the IRS previously refused to search?

Well, with federal judges scrutinizing their efforts, they've finally bothered to search those tapes, and found 30,000 of the missing emails.

Though I strongly suspect that the most incriminating ones will themselves be missing from the found emails.

Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.

The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.

"They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes," a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.

...and to shred the worst ones.



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