Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Republican

Insider with DOJ pooh-poohs Lerner’s ‘dog-ate-my-emails’ claim

See also

Let’s assume that the tale of a computer crash “eating” her homework goes no higher up the food chain than former IRS supervisor Lois Lerner. In fact, let’s hope fervently that that excuse didn’t emanate from the White House. To think that it did is to concede that the American people voted twice to elect a guy who — far from being the social media whiz he was cracked up to be — is so hopelessly naïve that he thinks a lame confection like that would strike anyone as believable.

For some sense of how far this story goes in straining credibility, consider the plethora of protections afforded by your average email client against loss of accidentally deleted files. Typical is the article by Microsoft Windows’s tech staff found here, which explains how to restore deleted email messages in There are, moreover, third-party programs like Data Recovery Pro that can be bought for pennies.

Cynics might contend that maybe the intra-government email system is so large and complex that it works differently, that lost emails are not so easy to recover. Again let’s hope that isn’t the case. Let’s hope that a bureaucracy of the size of the federal government has safeguards in place to protect the thousands upon thousands of communications transmitted daily from something as humble as a power surge.

There is no need to hope. It is a fact that the government does back up its work. Here is an email received by Scott Johnson of Powerline from a reader inside the Department of Justice:

I’m a DOJ lawyer, so you obviously cannot use my name or any identifying information. But the idea that a “hard drive crash” somehow destroyed all of Ms. Lerner’s intra-government email correspondence during the period in question [2009-2011] is laughable. Government email servers are backed up every night. So if she actually had a hard drive fail, her emails would be recoverable from the backup. If the backup was somehow also compromised, then we are talking about a conspiracy.

Lord know Barack Obama would never allow himself to become involved in a conspiracy.

Related Articles

For more articles and headlines, be sure to check out Liberty Unyielding. Follow me on Twitter or join me at Facebook.



  •  Day 17
    Israel continues their ravaging bombardment on Gaza as the conflict wages on
  • MH17 victims arrive home
    40 bodies of the MH17 plane crash return to a somber homecoming in Holland
    Top News
  • Military advisers to Ukraine
    President Obama announces the deployment of military advisers to Ukraine
  • Bubonic plague in China
    A bubonic plague outbreak in Yumen prompts China to quarantine the city
    World News
  • Air Algierie disappearance
    A flight headed from Burkina Faso to Algeria disappears from radar over Mali
  • Windows Phone training portal
    Microsoft launches Windows Phone training portal in attempt to woo consumers