#IRS: IT professionals skeptical of Lerner email loss story

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"The new liberal tolerance"

“House special investigators in action”

And I say “skeptical” because, I’m sure, the real language the head of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers used was not repeatable in polite company. IAITAM is an organization that issues certifications and sets standards for IT management, including the proper disposal of retired hard drives. This is what their president, Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, had to say:

“The notion that these emails just magically vanished makes no sense whatsoever.  That is not how IT asset management at major businesses and government institutions works in this country.  When the hard drive in question was destroyed, the IRS should have called in an accredited IT Asset Destruction (ITAD) professional or firm to complete that process, which requires extensive documentation, official signoffs, approvals, and signatures of completion.  If this was done, there would be records.  If this was not done, this is the smoking gun that proves the drive or drives were destroyed improperly – or not at all.”

Emphasis added. I think this not only calls for another round of grilling for IRS Comissioner Koskinen, but subpoenas for any and all people working in the IT office that serviced Lerner’s computer.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “#IRS: IT professionals skeptical of Lerner email loss story”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Q: How is the IRS like a condom?
    A: Both stand for inflation, inhibit productivity, protect a bunch of pricks–and people can see right through them.

  2. Steve Skubinna says:

    The only “reasonable” explanation is that these people willfully deleted the e-mails and then destroyed the hard drive.

    Stop pretending there’s any sort of rational explanation that does not involve criminal behavior.

    Okay, you’re not doing this, but I do not have the opportunity to strangle the gatekeeper palace guard journalists covering for the criminals in office.

  3. Carlos says:

    Heck, I’m pretty much computer illiterate and even I know the continuing explanation is both a fairy tale and obstruction of justice.