As criminals, the IRS should know that the only way to really lose data on a hard drive is to burn the disk and destroy it completely. Data may not be totally recoverable, but partial information is quite possible even on a malfunctioning hard that has crashed. But even worse, the information was backed up elsewhere with a company called Sonasoft as reported by Breitbart.com and The Blaze over the weekend. That creates a very specific problem for the IRS. They are not in control of the backed up data:
As IRS commissioner John Koskinen sat on Capitol Hill belatedly informing a Congressional committee of the “disappearance” of years of email communications from a host of IRS employees under investigation–including Lois Lerner–it was discovered that the IRS had hired an email backup company to prevent just such a loss of data.
After the commissioner’s testimony, a Twitter user went hunting for info on the IRS and discovered that as far back as 2005 a company named Sonasoft had announced that it had been awarded a data backup contract from the IRS. Even as late as 2009, the company had tweeted about its association with the taxing agency.
So, how is it that commissioner Koskinen was so sure during his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee that all the emails of the very IRS operatives under investigation just happened to have disappeared forever?
The answer is as plain as a gold nugget on top of a pile of shit. It is unequivocally evident—the IRS has attempted to cover up their crime by destroying evidence with the arrogance of government employees who are obviously not very tech savvy. They are caught, busted, and guilty as hell and everyone knows it. As I watched the hearing during Paul Ryan’s portion, I nearly threw my television through the front window, across the yard and into the street. My anger was intense not just because the IRS has confirm everything that people like me have said about them and is turning out to be true—but because they actually are so rotten and corrupt that they are willing to dig in even further to deny, deny, and deny destroying as much evidence as possible to avoid a clear assessment of their crimes. As an organization obsessed with legal terminology they know that as long as there is never any direct evidence, that they cannot be prosecuted. People may not trust them—but at least they won’t be directly guilty. They know that the evidence they are trying to hide from the American people is so damning to them they will do anything to keep it out of everybody’s eyes, even if they must lie to continue the charade.
The IRS is an arrogant organization which needs to be dismantled. It was bad before this revelation, and now it doesn’t even have righteousness on its side any longer. John Koskinen should know that the NSA has a record of every email created at the IRS, and likely, so do other agencies. There is nothing private about email. It is like speaking in a shopping mall, or city street. It is a form of communication—but nothing that happens in email should be considered private. Yet these government employees are so arrogant that they actually think they can suppress evidence and went in front of congress and lied about their actions. That is absolutely amazing—astonishingly arrogant, and stupid. These are the people we pay so much! They aren’t even smart enough to understand when the eyes of the world are upon them—and a lot of very smart people analyzing their every word—that they can’t delete a bunch of emails hiding evidence and blame it on an IT failure. That just doesn’t cut it.
John Koskinen said, “I don’t think an apology is owed.” He doesn’t think that the errors of the IRS constitute accountability. Then a Democratic Congressman alluded that the whole scandal was a concocted conspiracy theory not concerned at all by the behavior of the IRS. What we are seeing is a major conspiracy that involves many people—and in this case half of the people on Capitol Hill appear to be guilty. They are using every trick in the book to throw all investigations off their trail, but to no avail. The emails are recovered and have been backed up. All it takes is guts to put them out to the public, who will likely be ready to lynch the IRS once the contents are discovered. When that happens, major heads will roll in Washington D.C. and that is what has everybody scared.
It is in that realization that I nearly destroyed my television and had to spend two full days calming down. I don’t like being lied to, and the IRS has lied to my face and expects me to just go away quietly. Worse yet, it wasn’t directed at me—but at all Americans, and for that—they deserve the wrath that is coming their way. If the Republicans screw this up, they have no hope. The Democrats have placed themselves on a tee and are daring the Republicans to hit them out of the park. If the Republicans really wanted to win in 2014 and 2016, they’d hit the IRS issue hard and without remorse. This is not a conspiracy equivalent to Area 51 and Bigfoot—this is evidence of such things that normally might be regulated to conspiracy theory. In this case, the IRS has done everything everyone who fears it has claimed and the proof is on those backed up emails at Sonasoft.