Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    So the head of the department overseeing thousands of employees “happens” to have her computer crash so she can’t show how innocent those emails were.
    AND amazingly all the computers of those receiving the emails also “happen” to crash.
    They just think most Americans are stupid so they see no need to come up with a plausible excuse.
    Disgusting.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    The IRS is there to enforce the tax law Congress put on the books. How’s about we look at that law and its enforcement procedures, top to bottom, not just in the ‘right’ side numbers columns RepubliCons noise on about?

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    It seems as though many are tying the 501c4 scandal to the missing emails when it is that they are two separate items. It can be argued that the 501c4 scandal is political, but the missing emails are not political but criminal. If the missing emails are restricted to 501c4 information, then the missing c4 documents could become designated as criminal activity – destruction of historical documents and obstruction of justice at a minimum. This would be true no matter the subject of an investigation, politically motivated or not.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    “The fact of the matter is after 13 months of multiple congressional investigations, including 14 congressional hearings, 30 interviews with I.R.S. employees, 50 written congressional requests and, as I mentioned, 750,000 pages of documents, there is zero evidence to support Republican claims.” — Josh Earnest
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    Of course Lisa is no ordinary Republican.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    The fact that Josh Earnest is White House Special Assistant to the President, Principal Deputy Press Secretary and Chief of Staff makes me look at that kind of statement (or any statement like it by him) with skepticism. He also considers Lois Lerner’s loss of emails “entirely reasonable”.

  6. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 2 years ago

    As a former System Admin for the government, I say BS on the IRS backup story and the BS about their computers crashing because they’re old. The feds buy new computers every other year or so, you very seldom see a three year old computer especially someone at her level. Admins are required to have backups that can retrieve any file from the past three months and virtually any file from the past year. They also have to do an End-of Year backup every year. And, her personal computer crashing still has no effect on the email servers. They’re lying through their teeth.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    “The files were gone years ago before this issue ever even came up. Keep trying to dig up a scandal folks. Who knows? Maybe another stained blue dress will show up.”

    Not so, Mr King. They were available to the House Committee on Ways and Means as late as this year. Since investigations have been going on about this subject since 2011, the selectively missing emails could come under destruction of historical documents (IRS rules) or obstruction of justice. That all copies are missing because of a crashed hard drive borders on ludicrous.

  8. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, about 2 years ago

    The most transparent administration in history has another glitch in providing truth. Nixon so wished he was in office now.

  9. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So Ms. Lerner just shot the gerbil in the “hard drive” of her computer and caused a “crash” that destroyed her emails? I’m sure the Republicans will make hay out of that story!

  10. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 2 years ago

    It’s not so much their backup system as the fact that information was purposely “lost.” The Obamanation and his cronies will go to any length to hide their corruption. This IRS mess is only one example of such corruption.

  11. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 2 years ago

    Anyone ever hear of computer viruses that destroy files in the infected computer and sends itself to other computers on the contact list?

  12. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 2 years ago

    U.S. Archivist David Ferriero of the National Archives and Records Administration says that the IRS did not follow the law after losing Lois Lerner’s email records:
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    http://freebeacon.com/issues/u-s-archivist-irs-did-not-follow-the-law-after-they-lost-lerner-emails/

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @eugene57

    “Anyone ever hear of computer viruses that destroy files in the infected computer and sends itself to other computers on the contact list?”

    What happened to the Lerner emails would not be a virus (as such). It would take a pretty sophisticated piece of software to delete the emails from all receiving computers or servers and also delete them from all backups.

  14. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 2 years ago

    Can’t wait for this to become law:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664130/Congressman-introduces-bill-taxpayers-use-lame-excuses-IRS-filing-returns.html

  15. onceisenough

    onceisenough said, about 2 years ago

    Actually, the rodent is tango uniform with little “X’s” in his eyes.

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