After a plethora of lies and excuses, government lawyers have informed Judicial Watch (the watchdog group suing the Internal Revenue Service over the recent scandal) that Lois Lerner’s emails are not actually missing. The Washington Examiner,
“The IRS told Congress that thousands of Lerner’s emails sent prior to 2011 were hopelessly lost thanks to a hard drive crash that left the data unrecoverable. A back-up system, they said, had also been erased. Officials told Congress about a half dozen IRS officials in addition to Lerner, some affiliated with the targeting, had also lost emails due to computer crashes.
“Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Justice Department lawyers informed him that the federal government keeps a back-up copy of every email and record in the event of a government-wide catastrophe.
“The back-up system includes the IRS emails, too.
“Judicial Watch is now seeking the release of the emails, which Justice Department lawyers say would be hard to find because of the significant size of the backup system.”