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IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed


WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS says Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.

The IRS says in court papers filed Friday that the hard drive was destroyed in 2011 after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The tax agency says it was standard procedure to destroy old data storage equipment that may have contained confidential taxpayer information.

The IRS says Lerner's computer crashed that year, destroying an untold number of emails. At the time, Lerner headed the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status.

Lerner is a central figure in congressional investigations into the handling of applications by tea party groups.

A federal judge had ordered the IRS to explain what happened to the hard drive.

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MISS ELVIRA !!!! July 19 2014 at 1:04 PM

Well, basically by destroying the hard drive and refusing to talk she is saying: ''ok I am guilty and you know I am guilty so prove it if you can'' .

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prlvate July 19 2014 at 1:08 PM

Another Obama lie. Simple as that.

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devracer101 July 19 2014 at 1:06 PM

its funny the can go back on the ederly to say they owe taxes from 30 years ago but they dont keep records lol

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dbn3 July 19 2014 at 1:19 PM

No one goes to jail until that crooked SOB Holder is out of office.

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TB July 19 2014 at 1:10 PM

And you can keep your doctor and your health care plan.

This is so typical of Pinocchio Obama'a administration.

I bet if there was fund raising information on the hard drive they could find a way to save it.

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TB July 19 2014 at 1:18 PM

How about searching the recipients hard drives?

The president is on record saying there is not a smidgen of corruption here. If that is true why not appoint a special prosecutor? That way they are either proven right or the IRS is fixed.

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daskon July 19 2014 at 1:02 PM

And the IRS dosen't back up anything I guess. CYA if I ever saw it.

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BULLET July 19 2014 at 1:20 PM

can't blame obama he was on vacation playing golf

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mcrebel July 19 2014 at 1:14 PM

What is the big deal? Headlines a couple of months ago said that the NSA had "everyones e-mails" on file. Just get the appropriate court order and be done with this mess. Or were "they" lying about that too?

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rrusrjr2 July 19 2014 at 1:04 PM

Please get Trey Gowdy on this. DOJ or their FBI gang surely will not investigate.

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