Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp first wrote a letter asking if the IRS was engaging in targeting of nonprofit groups. Two months later, Sonasoft’s contract ended and the IRS gave its email-archiving contractor the boot.
The contract, which came to light through the efforts of our pal Morgen Richmond, had been renewed every year since 2005. But when investigators came sniffing, all of a sudden backups seemed less important. Funny, that.