Last week, reports surfaced that the infamous Lois Lerner had “lost” several years—yes, you read that correctly, years—of IRS emails between 2009 and 2011. Lerner and her cronies at the IRS claim that a computer crash caused the emails to be deleted. There are multiple problems with this story.
First, the technological component is blatantly false. As John Fund at National Review noted:
Norman Cillo, a former program manager at Microsoft, told The Blaze: “I don’t know of any e-mail administrator [who] doesn’t have at least three ways of getting that mail back. It’s either on the disks or it’s on a TAPE backup someplace on an archive server.” Bruce Webster, an IT expert with 30 years of experience consulting with dozens of private companies, seconds this opinion: “It would take a catastrophic mechanical failure for Lerner’s drive to suffer actual physical damage, but in any case, the FBI should be able to recover something. And the FBI and the Justice Department know it.”