Appearing before a congressional hearing, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was unapologetic over the lost emails of Lois Lerner. Additionally, Koskinen explained that—quite conveniently—the hard drive of the computer that crashed was “recycled and presumably destroyed.”
“Koskinen said the IRS took extra measures to try to retrieve the lost emails. The IRS has said technicians sent Lerner’s hard drive to a forensic lab run by the agency’s criminal investigations unit. But the information was not recoverable, a technician told her in an Aug. 5, 2011, email. But Koskinen was unapologetic about the computer crashes or the period when the IRS eventually advised Congress that emails it had sought were lost.
“I don’t think an apology is owed,” Koskinen said.
“I want that hard drive and I want the hard drive of every computer that crashed,” Camp said.
“Koskinen said the hard drive was recycled and presumably destroyed. He said it’s not clear whether all eight of the hard drive failures resulted in lost emails.”
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