First, IRS officials claimed that a computer crash led to the loss of two years’ worth of Lois Lerner’s e-mails. Now, they say the same about the e-mails of six more employees due to a series of computer crashes.
If true, the IRS must have had a very timely epidemic of technical difficulties in the middle of a highly publicized investigation. Many computer experts have pointed out the implausibility of the IRS’s story given that government uses a program called ‘RAID’ (Redundant Array Of Independent Disks) to store its e-mails.
Meanwhile, House Republicans put out a budget for the next fiscal year that would slash the IRS’s funding by $1.5 billion (about 15 percent). The purpose for the cut is to keep the IRS focused on “core duties,” instead of undue targeting and enforcement of Obamacare.
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