The IRS E-mails: The Unbelievable

The latest account is that the IRS had a contract for five years with a company, Sonasoft, to archive all of their e-mails – but they canceled the contract at the end of fiscal 2011 ( August 31).

Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after Rep. Dave Camp wrote a letter asking if the IRS was engaging in the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.  Two months later, Sonasoft’s contract ended, and the IRS stopped its email-archiving with them.

Then, another IRS person, Nikole Flax, allegedly suffered her own computer crash in December 2011, three months after the IRS ended its relationship with Sonasoft.
All of this timing is incredibly coincidental.

But, as good citizens, we are supposed to believe the unbelievable:

  1. The IRS just happened to cancel the services of an e-mail backup company two months after receiving a letter from congress referring to targeting of conservative groups.
  2. Lois Lerner’s hard drive just happened to crash in June 2011, just 10 days after receiving the letter from Congress.
  3. Another person at the IRS whose e-mails could be of interest in the investigation had her hard drive crash in December 2011.
  4. These crashed hard drives were the only source of these people’s e-mails.
  5. The company Sanasoft, which was doing data backup during the period of 2009 to 2011 – the period where Lois Lerner’s e-mails were of interest – does not have any of the backed up data for that period.
  6. The IRS did not set up any other method for backing up and archiving e-mails once the contract was canceled with Sonasoft.
  7. There is no other way to recover these e-mails – they are simply lost.

I know the administration believes the average citizen is incredibly gullible or stupid – or both – but do these people really expect us to swallow all of these events, and their timing?  Please!

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