The first rule of dirty politics is to cover your tracks. That appears to be exactly what the IRS did back in 2011. The Daily Caller has just unleashed a bombshell story. Evidently, the IRS cancelled their contract with Sonasoft, just weeks after Lois Lerner’s alleged computer crash. How convenient.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.
The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose them to protect your severs?”
Sonasoft was providing “automatic data processing” services for the IRS throughout the January 2009 to April 2011 period in which Lerner sent her missing emails.
But Sonasoft’s six-year business relationship with the IRS came to an abrupt end at the close of fiscal year 2011, as congressional investigators began looking into the IRS conservative targeting scandal and IRS employees’ computers started crashing left and right.
Alternative and conservative media sources have been buzzing this weekend about the existence of this backup company but it seems the relationship no longer exists.
The question becomes obvious now. In spite of the severed relationship, would this company still have archived backups of those emails?
My bet is that they were ordered to turn them over and/or destroy the data. This would of course be necessary for “National Security.”
Here is an advertisement that highlights Sonasoft’s services via the company’s YouTube channel:
[youtube width=”510″ height=”413″]http://youtu.be/_sBbctMiRm8[/youtube]
Regardless of whether Sonasoft is still in possession of those email backups, Mac Slavo rightly pointed out that they are still available. Congress is ignoring the obvious option of getting those emails from the NSA.
Isn’t that why we fund this program?
If that ever comes to pass, you can bet your bottom dollar that those emails will be so heavily redacted that they will be unrecognizable, however.
If it is not obvious by now that this is a very deliberate cover up, you are simply not paying attention.
I am slow to agree with Paul Ryan on anything, because I think he is very much part of the problem in Washington D.C., but I have to agree with his assessment of the IRS fairy tale, ” Nobody believes you.”