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The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company
« on: June 21, 2014, 12:09:55 PM »
http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/20/the-irs-had-a-contract-with-an-email-bac

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes.

The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives.

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.


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Re: The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 12:37:47 PM »
Looks like they need to subpoena the relevant records from Sonasoft.
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Re: The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 12:46:17 PM »
Whoever did this had better have done a masterful scrubbing.  One "smoking gun" email piece of evidence and it will be the tipping point - all hell would break loose.
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Re: The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 03:30:05 PM »
Whoever did this had better have done a masterful scrubbing.  One "smoking gun" email piece of evidence and it will be the tipping point - all hell would break loose.

That is the whole point of finding these e-mails.  And it is the steady drip, drip, drip, of information just like this that is steadily eating away what little credibility this crew ever had.  They cannot keep their lies straight about anything, and they are constantly forced to come up with new, increasingly unlikely explanations for the newest revelation du jour.

They still think they can just tough this one out and it will eventually just go away.



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