First they lost the emails, then the computer crashed and now they melted down the hard drives by mistake..
I think we’ve all done that before, right? Kind of like locking your keys in your car by mistake:
“Oops – my hard drive fell out and I melted it, darnit!”
More like the dog ate my homework and President Obama ate my dog..
Obama can require accessibility to Lois Lerner’s so-called missing e-mails from the IRS, claimed to be lost forever in an ‘accidental’ clean sweep of computer equipment.
Records proving that Tea Party members and other conservatives were targeted by the IRS could be located, if so ordered. And, of course, a whole lot more.
h/t Freedom Outpost:
A Congressional inquiry into the targeting of Tea Party and Conservative organizations by the IRS has revealed that thousands of emails from IRS head Lois Lerner and at least six of her subordinates have been lost to history after the hard drive which stored them was reportedly thrown away. The loss of the emails makes it nearly impossible to track down and verify what actually took place and whether or not the Obama administration was directly involved in the harassment of independent groups that didn’t agree with the President’s political platform.
Without the emails there is no accountability, despite the fact that the President Obama has repeatedly claimed that transparency and the rule of law would be touchstones of his Presidency. “Starting today every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known,” said President Obama at a press conference on the day he took office in January of 2009.
The President’s past statements run contrary to the events playing out on Capitol Hill today, where the IRS has claimed that the emails have been “lost forever.”
Congressman Darrell Issa pointed out the ridiculousness of the claims saying that such records could only disappear because of deliberate destruction.
It turns out that Congressman Darrell Issa is right. Records like these don’t just disappear without a trace.
We know the whereabouts of the lost IRS emails and they could likely be accessed and shown to the American public within 24 hours.
The facility where the records are stored, along with the private emails, text messages, google searches and 20 trillion domestic phone calls since 2001 is owned and operated by America’s National Security Agency which, among other things, is responsible for the monitoring of American citizens and storing any and all digital interactions captured on private and public telecommunications lines. The NSA’s most advanced intelligence monitoring facility is located at Camp Williams and is called the “Utah Data Center.”
Access to any of those records can be had with a simple directive from the President of the United States.
So, what’s the holdup, Mr. President? Run out of minutes?
This also may make for some strange bedfellows:
Will conservatives and Tea Party’ers suddenly find the NSA to be the heroes? Not likely – I’ve seen NSA officials lie to Congress before.
And they don’t even care if we know they’re lying – after all, they have your phone calls, your texts, your conversations… they can destroy you: