What do the IRS and JNJ have in Common? Lost emails, Anyone Buying It?
June 14, 2014
Lost emails, hummm where have we seen that before? Oh yes, ealier this year Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Ethicon’s, Gynecare confirmed they lost or destroyed emails for some of the 22,000 upcoming federal cases against the company for their Gynecare Prolift mesh products.
And now the IRS taking a page from JNJ’s playbook.
Congress requested all Ms. Lerner’s emails from early 2009 to April 2011. After promising to turn them over, on Friday the 13th, the IRS said it can’t find them. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wonders, noting:
“Isn’t it convenient for the Obama Administration that the IRS now says it has suddenly realized it lost Lois Lerner’s emails requested by Congress and promised by Commissioner John Koskinen? Do they really expect the American people to believe that, after having withheld these emails for a year, they’re just now realizing the most critical time period is missing?” Forbes Robert W. Wood
That’s ok just hand over to Ms. Lerner’s computers and smartphone to the FBI they can recover her data like the did in the $2.3 billion Pfizer case where the executive backdated emails, lied about it and was caught. How would the DOJ have known the email was backdated if they didn’t have a program in place for recovering such files in hard drives?
Firing Ms. Lerner, is right in line with The Sociopathic Business Model™ where she was an accomplice until she became a victim; and, this clearly points guilt in a much higher direction. This is running very similar to Chris Christies’ Bridgegate, where those doing what they were told did as they were told, even if illegal, especially if illegal or they risked hearing “Off with their heads!” And yet in both cases the accomplices were fired and the truth leaving with them.
The ones we can vote out we need to hit the “Delete Button” and those that we can’t, well it might “take an act of Congress,” but many of these positions that are appointed need to become elected, starting at the DOJ on down the line.