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  1. HD
  2. Andrew

    What's the matter - the Benghazi scandal has faded away? Obamacare is working? Running out of things to criticize Obama for?

    Oh, yes - I'm sure that hard drive didn't "fail" - it was ordered destroyed by the Obama White House. Only in right-wing fantasy land...

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 11:50 AM #
  3. HD

    To leftists who say 'What me worry?'

    'A former IRS IT specialist is casting serious doubt on the IRS’ claim to have lost the Lerner emails.

    This person worked at the IRS facility in New Carrollton, Maryland.

    He worked on the agency’s Prime Systems Integration Services contract, or “Prime,” a contract inked between the IRS and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 1998 to modernize the IRS’ digital record-keeping system. CSC is the primary contractor, but other well-known companies including IBM, BearingPoint, Northrup Grumman, Unisys and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) are secondary players on the same contract.

    The former IRS IT contractor finds it difficult to believe that the IRS could really have lost two years’ worth of Lois Lerner’s emails.

    First, he points to the United States Code for government record retention. That code, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 33, governs what a government record is and requires that agencies must notify the Archivist of any records that are destroyed and the reasons for destroying them. The code was put into place after Iran-Contra to keep government workers and contractors from deleting records.

    Section § 3309 states that records “pertaining to claims and demands by or against the Government of the United States or to accounts in which the Government of the United States is concerned, either as debtor or creditor, may not be disposed of by the head of an agency under authorization granted under this chapter, until the claims, demands, and accounts have been settled and adjusted in the General Accounting Office, except upon the written approval of the Comptroller General of the United States.”

    “These environments were required by federal regulations to be redundant and recoverable,” the former IRS IT worker says. “The recoverability requirements were put into place for exactly the reasons we see today.” Disposal of records outside the statutory standards requires permission in writing.

    He says that the IRS uses Microsoft Outlook/Exchange systems, which are backed up using Symantec NetBackup.

    He also says that “the IRS is the cash cow of the federal government. When they ask for funding for anything it was granted without discussion.”'

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 01:19 PM #
  4. Andy_brown


    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 01:20 PM #
  5. Amus

    Pajamas Media.

    Yawn indeed!

    Notice this "former IRS IT specialist" is unnamed.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 01:25 PM #
  6. edselehr

    Curse whomever taught Herb to cut and paste - now it's all he knows how to do. But I guess if you can't do your own thinking, the only thing left is to have others do it for you.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 01:25 PM #
  7. Deane Johnson

    Obama could get caught molesting little boys and you Obamatrons would defend him to the end.

    What you're going to discover is that they had deliberate human assistance in becoming lost.

    You can bad mouth Herb all day long, but it won't change the facts in the end.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 02:03 PM #
  8. duxrule

    Having some actual facts in the first place would really help out his case.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 02:18 PM #
  9. Deane Johnson

    I'm glad you noticed duxrule and agree with the GOP. With all of the administration's subterfuge going on as they try to prevent anyone from getting to the facts, it's hard for the real story to float to the surface. It appears that the more that comes out, the deeper and dirtier the scandal gets.

    Refusing to testify, lost emails, foggy memories. It really stinks.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 02:27 PM #
  10. duxrule


    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 02:49 PM #