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.
A.N.D. the plot thickens . . . http://t.co/ls6LNRK70e
— Opa (@rahotz) June 22, 2014
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) June 22, 2014
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!
Two months later, Sonasoft’s contract ended and the IRS gave its email-archiving contractor the boot.
— jodster36 (@jodster36) June 22, 2014
June '11: Camp ltr to IRS re targeting
10 days later: Lerner computer "crash"
2 mos later: IRS cancels contract w email backup company
— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) June 22, 2014
Fed up citizens are demanding answers.
Now someone has to call for the emails at IRS about decision to cancel email backup contract. #rabbithole
— Eat at Arby's (@ThatElJefe) June 22, 2014
WHY did the #IRS cancel their contract with email archiving company – knowing those records would be needed?? Who canceled the back-up?
— greybeard (@greybeard411) June 22, 2014
— Mr. I.M. Wright (@PubliusScion) June 22, 2014
— Frank P (@pfastfrank) June 22, 2014
@vmpcott When contract was cancelled were files returned to IRS or destroyed? They have to exist.
— Thomas Paine (@ThomasPaine5) June 22, 2014
Slowly and steadily, the truth continues to drip out.