Yesterday, Twitchy reported the tweet from 2009 in which server backup company Sonasoft bragged about the fact that it was responsible for securing the IRS’ servers.

According to a report by the Daily Caller, the contract with the company was cancelled just after the scandal came to light:

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.

Sonasoft’s fiscal year 2011 contract with the IRS ended on August 31, 2011. Eight days later, the IRS officially closed out its relationship with Sonasoft in accordance with the federal government’s contract close-out guidelines, which require agencies to fully audit their contracts and to get back any money that wasn’t used by the contractor. Curiously, the IRS de-allocated 36 cents when it closed out its contract with Sonasoft on September 8, 2011.

What a coincidence!

Fed up citizens are demanding answers.

Slowly and steadily, the truth continues to drip out.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: IRS testified that Lois Lerner’s emails were archived 

‘PHONY SCANDAL ALERT!’ Disbelief after IRS claims Lois Lerner emails have been ‘lost’

So, what happened to those ‘lost’ Lois Lerner emails? Here’s one idea

  • jbszeus

    Sadly, the GOP establishment loves the IRS almost as much as the Dems do. They need our tax dollars to fund their own vote-buying pet projects. So I’m very skeptical that this will lead to any kind of meaningful change in tax laws or oversight of the IRS. They’ll bleat a lot, point fingers, serve up a scapegoat or two, and move on. America, look at what you’ve allowed this nation to become. Sickening.

  • JamesJinSC

    If they cancelled contract WEEKS after the “crash” (that never happened) the emails are on her new drive.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Or SOMEWHERE. They wouldn’t have just ignored the problem at the time.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      They are on a server(s). Along with a couple of back up tapes.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    So many questions, so few answers.

    Arrogant, brazen and stupid is no way to go thru life.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      We need to start jugging these clowns until somebody cracks. This is BS.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Total BS. And yet, the lapdogs still laugh.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          … until we close the jailhouse door on them.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            From your keyboard to Gods ears O. I say God because I have no confidence in Congress.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            They are people, muddling along (won’t elaborate on that), and they aren’t to swift about it, and that is why every week, sometimes daily, multiple times in a day, we pick up the phone and teach them as much as we can, by phone, email, etc. We know that we can’t turn our backs on them, as it would be like leaving a baby in its crib, with a messy diaper and then putting on our fishing gear and boarding a boat to catch grouper, when you don’t live anywhere near the gulf of mexico…We just let ’em know you are either going to listen, or remember, when you get out of congress you too, will be among the population, and not everyone at the irs, is going to remember that hey you once were a congressperson and you too can be targeted. They put their pants and dresses on just like the rest of…We have to give them all the knowledge that we have not for our selves, for “all the people”.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            You are right of course, but Im really getting tired of changing this babys diapers.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            yeah, it’s time for the pressure wash

          • H50 ✓RAT

            The bottom one really struck my funny bone.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            We just replied to you again, the letter we emailed to our House of Rep Friday. ;’)

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Here’s a copy of what we sent our congress Friday. (of course our names have been removed.

            Dear Honorable Citizen, U.S. Congressman

            Is the IRS the Database Ms. Waters is talking about on this radio talk show? As no one on the Democrats side in Congress is stepping up to the plate for “all of America”; and the IRS is definitely more than appearing non-apolitical, it is
            quite queer that the word collusion comes to mind. As the IRS is not forthcoming to say the least, and the Democrat Congresspersons just do not seem to think this could happen to people that are Democrats.

            Is it Obama’s the database on everyone and everything, as to which the Democrats are going to know everything about everyone to confiscate all that we have and hound us away from having a life in this nation. The man in the video is the
            one whom brought up the word OFA which is a 501(c)(4). Just how, how can OFA which is Obama’s PAC obtain, locate, any all information on everyone and know everything about everyone and enter it into a Database????? This is not conjecture; this appears to be criminal, to say the least. As we have heard Obama out right state to Bill O’Reilly, not a smidgeon of corruption at the IRS; and Josh Earnest repeated those words again this week.
            Is there something relative to the IRS, their union and Obama. Maybe you can get your hands on the whole video? And watch it a few times. The video is about Obama
            and a Database and knowing everything about everyone…More than head scratching. . . Something is more than amidst. . .

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIA1lQBqH1s

            Respectfully we sign,
            (names omitted to protect our privacy)

            Give Us Liberty Or Give Us Death!

          • H50 ✓RAT

            The Os are more verbose than I.
            Mine was much more direct. They know what is amiss, they are allowing these idiots to run out the clock to avoid criminal prosecution. When it finally gets to the point that even the most ardent Obamabot cant ignore it then there will be slaps on the wrist. Not acceptable, not enough.
            I want to see some folks go to jail. This cannot be allowed to stand.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Nooo darlin’ we aren’t verbose, we do the follow up with actual phone verbiage. This was to REMIND him of this video again. As he has been sent this video before, and it wasn’t about NSA. It was about how can he, Obama and an organization like OFA [build a database on everyone, and know everything about everyone] legally, as our Congressman, is the only one that wrote a piece of legislation to at least find out what CFPB NEW DATABASE was collecting on everyone. And we lit into him about that, as the CFPB is another illegal Agency of Obama’s and another illegal Database on all of us. And the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray, and we got into a screaming matches with them about stopping the Senate from confirming the twirp, too and of course our hse of rep, said that Reid managed to pull it off. At least he tried to find out what they are all are data mining on ALL us and what for (?), and said at least we should be allowed to know, and they brought up the Privacy of about it too.
            Our Hs of Rep under no circumstance has any thought what so ever about not removing Obama and company from our offices. WE can’t count how many times we’ve asked for him to be arrested. We have to get this all in the courts, as Eric Holder is just Obama, and we have to Demand a Judge be put in Front of this. . . .Writ of Demand.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            LOL, I wasnt saying verbose like it was a bad thing. Thats part of the fun of reading your and Guy’s posts sometimes.
            You know me, Im just a simple and direct kinda gal.
            As long as one does something(the key), personal style is just variety.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Well yeahhhhh, no explaining necessary.
            Blunt and frank. We don’t deal with kittens and nail polish…or blanket answers from his office either.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            And really sick and fed up with being r i g h ting other peoples wrongs….TOO!

    • feduppianoman

      Arrogant, brazen, and stupid is one thing, but criminal is another. We will not let this go until justice is served. When their protector, and evidence destroyer in chief is gone, the full force of the law will be coming after them. We may have to throw out a few rino’s in November first, but we fully intend to hold all of these criminals fully accountable from the IRS on up.

      What the IRS is doing now is totally unacceptable, and will not be tolerated by the American people… Period!!!

  • CO2 Producer

    Purchase orders, requisitions, invoices, contract files–the Congressional committee must demand to see all of it. Enough of this crap.

  • Dean Bruckner

    Prison.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Congress, what is the name of the new Back Up Email Contractor, and what the heck did you spend our money on if NOT???????

    And Where are the TRANSFERS of those Back Ups to the New Contractor???? hmm?

    System not backed up since 2011???? If so, We DEMAND Arrests Immediately!

    • William Race

      The NSA.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        That is only one avenue.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Once input into a database. You can not take it out of a database. You might be able to hide it, yet that is all, it’ll still be there.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Seriously, with all the redundancy systems built into every level of government they had to go to a contractor? I bet even the janitors have redundant record systems……Why did they decide they needed another out side contractor (I smell campaign rewards) and then suddenly decide that they dont need the contractor any more as soon as they are caught and a scandal was about to break?
      Not. buying. it.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Not with combined years being 83 years in IT, will NOT Buy it in any way shape form or fashion. And having written software for the government, that is still in operation today 34 years later, NO we aren’t even considering buying it.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Well I will bow to your extensive expertise O, but kinda tells you something when even a computer nincompoop like me isnt buying it. Common sense dictates it.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            That is really the truth of the Constitution, the Law…Natural Laws… Natural Rights. . .it’s in the Creators and the Government chose to usurp the Natural Laws and Natural Rights. . .Common sense…

            They think they are the Almighty and they aren’t.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Yep

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            No expert-teasing
            And ya can’t divide that by our age either, the ole’ gal has been at it since Commdore 64s….

          • H50 ✓RAT

            OK, now I grovel at your feet.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Stopppppp it!!!! ;’)

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Special Agent Fox Mulder: “There are no coincidences, Scully.”

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      No, there is Not!

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Ian Fleming (author of the 007 James Bond books) said:

        “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          And we be the proverbial enemy.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            No, no, you’ve got it backwards.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Thank you…..;’)

          • nc ✓s & balances

            No offense intended, but in this case it’s an important distinction.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Ohhh we got it!!

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Lady Augusta Bracknell (The Importance Of Being Earnest– and I ain’t talkin’ ’bout Josh) said, “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both, looks like carelessness.”

        • Marvin Nelson

          Ah, Goldfinger, a great novel.

    • carmenta

      the truth IS out there!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Okay, fine, old contract was cancelled and new one started (presumably). What happened at new vendor, was there any transfer of archived emails from the old/cancelled vendor to the new vendor?

    Where are the requisitions of the new vendor that the IRS employed for email, who are they?

    What kind of contract/how much money are we the taxpayer paying?

    It is our right to know this.

    • Tyrconnell

      Well, you see, somehow, all those e-mails were totally erased in the transfer to the new service, no one can recover them. But all is alright with the world, our government would never think that it the master of the people.
      Now excuse me, the darkness comes, I’ve got to make sure my rifle is cleaned and oiled.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        un-huh…

        Yes, they’d have us all somehow envision that those emails were on her ‘puter, email doesn’t get stored on Lois’s PC, they are on a database, and the servers.

        And if they wiped the database, and servers with a magnet, then that is also is a felony.

        And the software that was being used to back up the system. Well, everyone has to realize, that in Microsoft word, when you type an email, the software saves as you type, and they aren’t saving it to her computer they are saving to a server, and even if Lerner decided not to send the email and said cancel, there is still a draft of that email, on the server / database.

        Next we will find out that the taxpayer paid for an exuberant and special brand New Polishing Cloth for their said bull sh!t.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    At this point, the only way these smug jackwagons could be any more obvious is if they outright said “Yeah, we deleted those emails, what are you going to do about it?”

    And the most disgusting part is, they’re getting away with it because the media is playing bodyguard for Obama and trying to claim that anyone who cares about this is just some racist Republican lunatic.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      That is almost exactly what Commissioner Koskinen was saying to all of us.

      More succinctly put, he was flippin’ us off.

    • Tyrconnell

      Democratic operatives with by-lines as Professor Reynolds puts it. But it also must be remembered that to many of the rank and file of the Democrat Party, this is an appropriate action to take against the evil republican entity.

  • Wiki David

    The new contract should have a data migration feature that would have transferred archived data to the new email contractor.

    • Jetstar99999

      i think Sonasoft’s server crashed too

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    I’m thinking that this convenient (expedient) loss and the Ds response to throw more money at the IRS is a way to massively fund the Ocare/Shared Responsibility Tax pogroms.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      . . .this is something we hope you and everyone else will read. . .in regards to the latter part of your post. . .

      ….referencing IRS and ObamaCare and Lawsuits

      If They Target You For Your Thoughts, It’s Communism

      June 21, 2014 – 3:19 PM

      By Jen Kuznicki

      http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/jen-kuznicki/if-they-target-you-your-thoughts-its-communism

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Kawfy

    I will seriously punch anyone square in the face if they look at me and say it’s a coincidence….I am THAT ticked.

    • Marvin Nelson

      Only an idiot or a liberal would believe in this level of coincidence. Oh, wait . . .

  • constitutionminded

    I really wish the Congress would just stop funding these clowns all together. It is past time to shut this govt. down.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Hey, the IRS Union believes they need more money, and if they don’t get it then they will hold out until they do get money, and then no one in government will get paid. That’s how it works. And the sad part. Congress created the IRS, and Congress can eliminate the IRS.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Coincidence?? I think not!! This definitely does not pass the smell test and someone’s head needs to be on a pike in front of Congress. This has gone WAY too far.

  • Dirty Dutch

    HEY! PEOPLE! The NSA has them! Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?

  • Hotlanta Mike

    ‘Woodward and Bernstein on IRS scandal: Neither press nor Democrats doing enough to get answers’

    http://therightscoop.com/woodward-and-bernstein-on-irs-scandal-neither-press-nor-democrats-doing-enough-to-get-answers/

    • Jetstar99999

      No kidding, classic sell outs

  • praymorenow1

    All they have to do is go to the local high school & ask any student in a programming class, or info technology class, or sitting in the cafeteria….hey, I need to find something I lost in deleted e-mails…..
    Guarantee they will be able to retrieve pretty much anything.

  • AZWarrior

    Well what did the company do with it’s backups? Companies don’t delete anything for years after a government contract to protect themselves legally. Put the company executives under oath and find out where we go to get the backups.

    • Fired Up

      Bingo.

  • Thurston S

    I just noticed the IRS logo eagle is wearing a bra… I mean, it can’t be scales. And if they were scales, they wouldn’t be balanced. So it must be a bra.

  • adnnews1

    Sonasoft would still have those backups as a private company

    • Fired Up

      Could the IRS have also taken Sonasoft’s backups???????

  • feduppianoman

    They are brazenly saying, “F*** you America. We own you, and we’ll do what ever we want to you, and we’re laughing at you while we do it, and there isn’t a f***** thing you can do about it”. This absolutely has to lead to a flat tax, and the dissolution of the IRS because if it doesn’t and this sh*t isn’t stopped, and they aren’t held accountable. It is necessarily going to lead to a revolution, and every last one of these m***** f****** will be the first stop.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “When contract was cancelled were files returned to IRS or destroyed?’

    No backup service would ever destroy data because of contract termination. The user owns the data. The IRS would have to act to have it destroyed. If that is what happened.

    These procedures and contingencies are part of the contract.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    I wonder what’s Obama himself hiding on his email. Probably lots of things. So when he no longer out of office expect all these data to be destroyed.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    IRS Commissioner Denies Issa Information Ahead Of Monday Night’s Showdown

    Excerpt:

    Issa prepared 15 specific questions for Koskinen, giving him no later than 5 p.m. Monday, two hours before the hearing, to answer all of them in full. Those questions, provided to TheDC, are summarized below (The following is not the exact text from Issa, but rather our own summary of the questions):

    1. Explain, in detail, Lois Lerner’s 2011 hard drive failure, including the date it happened, and give the names of all employees who worked on retrieving data from it.

    2. When did you learn that the hard drive failure affected the Oversight Committee’s subpoena into the IRS targeting scandal, and which IRS staffers realized that the subpoena could not be fulfilled?

    3. Explain all the steps the IRS took to retrieve data from Lerner’s hard drive

    4. Name all IRS employees that worked on agency email servers between 2009 and 2014.

    5. Name all IRS contractors that worked on agency email or hard drive systems

    6. Give the names of the IRS employees most knowledgeable about email servers and data retention

    7. Identify the IRS employees that last had possession of Lerner’s computer, cell phones, hard drive, backup email tapes, and information about errors in IRS electronic hardware

    8. Give us all relevant information about IRS document retention policies

    9. Name the type of email service the IRS uses and the type of email exchange server and tell us whether any email is stored on an IRS shared drive

    10. Explain in detail the IRS’ electronic data restoration and archival systems

    11. How many forensic images from Lerner’s failed hard drive still exist?

    12. How many forensic images from Lerner’s failed hard drive still existed on August 31, 2011 (when the IRS’ contract with Sonasoft expired)?

    13. List all the software and hardware malfunctions that occurred at the agency between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011

    14. Give us Lerner’s computer barcode.

    15. Give us Lerner’s cell phone barcode.

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/23/darrell-issa-to-grill-irs-commissioner-monday-night-on-lerners-missing-emails/

  • Pete Mitchell

    Today’s liberalism is no different than its marxist, socialist, and communist ancestors.