Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive vs Industrial Strength AMERI-SHRED AMS-750 HD ShredderPosted: July 30, 2015
Alexander Hendrie continues: The House Oversight Committee report cites an officially transcribed
interview with John Minsek, senior investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) unit. Minsek examined the Lerner hard drive in 2011. In the transcribed interview, he notes Lerner’s hard drive contained “well-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.” The Oversight Committee report states:
“Using the CI unit’s digital forensic facilities, Minsek opened the hard drive and conducted additional tests. Once he opened the hard drive, Minsek noticed “well-defined scoring creating a concentric circle in the proximity of the center of the disk.”
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So how did the scoring get there?
Last month, testimony from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) revealed that Lois Lerner’s hard drive had “scoring on the top platter of the drive.” The testimony also noted that the IRS technician that inspected the hard drive believed that additional steps could have been taken to recover data, although this did not occur and the hard drive was later destroyed by an industrial strength AMERI-SHRED AMS-750 HD shredder.
Given these facts, it is logical to question how the “scoring” occurred and whether there was foul play involved. Here it what is known thus far:
– According to TIGTA testimony submitted to the Oversight Committee on June 25, 2014, Lerner’s laptop stopped communicating with the IRS server on Saturday June 11, 2011, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
– According to the same testimony,the laptop was likely physically located in Lerner’s office the moment it stopped communicating with the server:
“Based on consistent network reporting for more than a week, the laptop computer was likely located in Ms. Lerner’s office.”
– On Monday June 13, 2011, Lerner reported the laptop inoperable…(read more)
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- IRS barely looked for Lois Lerner’s missing emails (personalliberty.com)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 788 (taxprof.typepad.com)
- Lois Lerner Hard Drive ‘Likely Crashed Due To An Impact’ (freebeacon.com)
- IRS Failed to Search Five of Six Locations for Lois Lerner Emails (patriotrising.com)
- TIGTA: Lerner hard-drive crash likely due to “an impact of some sort” (hotair.com)
- Missing IRS Emails Exist After All, DOJ Says (powerlineblog.com)
- IRS: Oh, those Lois Lerner emails, yeah they’re backed up (legalinsurrection.com)
- Judge Orders Feds Involved in Lerner E-mail Investigation to Testify (nationalreview.com)