Last night I showed you tape of Trey Gowdy ripping IRS Commissioner Koskinen apart. It’s good enough that I’ll include it again:
Here’s another good one. Jason Chaffetz asks: if there was a backup tape, why didn’t you just access the backup tape?
Koskinen’s answer: the backup tape is very complicated to access and it was not the policy at the time to recover emails from the tape . . . that was there for the purposes of backup.
It wasn’t the policy at the time to use the backup tape as a backup? [String of curses]
Chaffetz asks another good question: did the Inspector General know that Lerner’s computer had crashed and that email relevant to the investigation had been lost? Koskinen says he doesn’t think so. Did the Inspector General ask for her emails? Koskinen claims not to know.
Of course the Inspector General asked for Lois Lerner’s emails. If he didn’t, he would have to be the most incompetent Inspector General in history. So, it sounds like there was a cover-up with him, no? Clearly there are more questions to be asked there.
I did not watch all the testimony and don’t know if specific questions were asked about Sonasoft. Let me know if you saw any testimony about that.
UPDATE: Koskinen acts just like a guy who has donated big to Democrats over the years. Oddly enough, he has.
Thanks to askeptic.
UPDATE x2: EXCLUSIVE: Koskinen recovers from the beating he took last night:
Thanks to SteveG.