The Obama regime must think the American people are stupid.
We know the White House’s NSA (National Security Agency) collects every email in the United States, if not the whole world, along with our every phone call, credit card transaction and God knows what else. (See “NSA whistleblowers: Govt is spying on every single American” and “Big Brother’s secret NSA Data Center in Utah”.)
But the POS’s Internal Revenue Service — the same IRS that’s been caught with the proverbial “smoking gun” proving not only that the agency has targeted Conservatives and Christians for special scrutiny, but that the source of the targeting goes right up to the White House — actually wants us to believe that they’ve lost two years’ worth of Lois Lerner‘s emails. (See “Judicial Watch has documents tracing IRS-gate to Wash. DC”.)
Lerner is the Obama henchwoman who, as Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division, had claimed that the extra scrutiny given conservative groups and individuals had not been centrally planned and was done by lower-level “front line people” in the Cincinnati IRS office.
In fact, the Obama IRS thinks we’re so stupid that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday, actually said the agency doesn’t have Lerner’s emails because her hard drive had crashed in 2011, resulting in all her emails being irretrievable and therefore unavailable for Congress.
Then when Congressman Paul Ryan told Koskinen, “I don’t believe you; nobody believes you,” Koskinen actually bristled in faux outrage.
Aside from the NSA collecting every piece of email in this country, here’s how we know the IRS is lying.
The blog What Really Happened reports that, since 2005, the IRS has had a contract with an email backup service vendor, Sonasoft, for “automatic data processing services,” according to FedSpending.org.
Email backup service means Sonasoft “backs up” or stores every piece of the IRS’s email. In fact, Sonasoft’s motto is “email archiving done right.” In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet trumpeting its work for the IRS.
On Sonasoft’s website, the company still lists the IRS as a customer. Here are screenshots I took of Sonasoft’s “Customers” page showing the IRS as one of the company’s customers, in case the IRS “persuades” Sonasoft to scrub the information. The times (5:51 pm and 5:52 pm) and date (6/20/2014) when I took the screenshots are circled red.
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H/t FOTM’s Tnrick and Gingercake
UPDATE (June 25, 2014):
IRS Commissioner John “Gollum” Koskinen is a big donor to Demonrats, having contributed more than $85,000 to Dem candidates and committees, including $5,000 to Obama’s reelection in 2012, and $19,000 to the Democratic National Committee from 1988 to 2008. This may explain the fawning “thank yous” Koskinen received for his public service from many Demonrats last night on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (CNS News)