Comments about ‘White House: IRS made good-faith effort on e-mails said to have been lost in computer crash’

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Published: Monday, June 16 2014 4:18 p.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, June 16 2014 4:18 p.m. MDT

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Mark from Montana
Davis County, UT

Did they contact the NSA? If not, I would not call it a 'good-faith effort'.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

emails do not reside on the computer, they reside on a server somewhere

this administration is incapable of making a good faith effort. All they do is delay, deny, and deflect.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

does anyone believe anything coming from the White House anymore?

We're supposed to be the most technologically advanced country in the world and the white house is telling us its impossible to recover these emails?

Sorry barack, we're not buying it. Just more proof when he talked about being the most transparent presidency he confused the words "most" and "least"

regis
Salt Lake City, UT

What is really "far-fetched" and "not particularly believable" is that all these emails have been irretrievably lost. That was the case with John Swallow. It is the case with Lois Lerner.

Furthermore, the White House must think everyone is as easily misled as the devotees of MSNBC if it thinks a story like this is to be believed.

Those emails have been saved somewhere. And they need to be produced.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

Yeah, and I believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause, too.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

You can't ask for more than "a good faith effort."

Republicans in Congress like to complain. It’s what they do.

I wish they would get out of the way and let competent people govern, since they obviously don't want to themselves.

They complain, and they obstruct, and they invent "scandals," and they complain some more . . . But they don't seem to be able to actually do anything good for this nation.

It's a pity.

RRB
SLC, UT

Don't the consumer advocates tell us to shred our hard drives because they still contain the information? It's the same with email servers.

This administration has lost all credibility.

Brio
Alpine, UT

How convenient!

djofraleigh
raleigh, NC

Promised transparency was a lie.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

Call the NSA. I'm sure they have a copy. No one believes anything Obama says anymore.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

They are lying through their teeth!

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ GaryO:

What is actually a pity is the depth to which Obama apologists stoop to cover for the obvious incompetences coming to light under the Obama administration.

A TV commentator explained the other evening that there are some ultra-political followers who will cover for their person no matter how badly he (or she) fails. I wondered about that until I started reading some of your comments to political articles today. I then understood what he was talking about.

And yes, we can ask for more than just good faith efforts from our leaders. We can ask for actual results. Good results. Things we aren't now getting. Our border is still a sieve. Obamacare is still in disarray. The VA is a disaster. Foreign policy is convoluted on several fronts.

As such, Republicans and all Americans have reason to complain. We are not getting what we were promised during the campaign. Not even close. That some people have the audacity to still be blaming Obama's obvious shortfalls on Bush and Republicans is ridiculous. Sadly so.

If Republicans get completely out of the way and turn Obama loose, our country would soon implode. Big-time!

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

@GaryO

"I wish they would get out of the way and let competent people govern, since they obviously don't want to themselves."

"They" is obviously referring to the Obama administration. The WH doesn't need the opposition to invent scandals, they do it quite nicely by themselves.

worf
Mcallen, TX

I'm sure, some fools will believe this.

The IRS doesn't lose records on people who owe money. Do they?

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

if barry's buddies say they made a good faith effort then I'll accept that because this administration is transparent and honest.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

I'm sure Americans are going to sleep soundly tonight knowing that Obama has claimed that they made a "good faith effort". Because Obama would never be anything less than 100% honest and truthful, especially if politics are involved.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Gary O: The hyperpartisanship that exists in some people is unbelievable.

These systems have numerous layers of back up and redundancy. Those emails exist and can be retrieved even no matter how much they tried to delete them. This is getting to sound more like Watergate all the time. Using the IRS to destroy political foes is the ultimate in corruption. I believe we will eventually get the truth.

VST
Bountiful, UT

In my company before I retired, much smaller locally (about 500 employees) than the IRS where Lerner worked, our files (including E-Mail) were ALWAYS backed up nightly. If my computer had crashed, as Lerner’s supposedly did, they could restore it all from the backed-up files from any one of many backup records spools within one day.

But as we well know, Obama boldly stated on national television, “…there has not been a smidgen of corruption within the IRS.”

Therefore, it must be true, even when it involves missing E-Mail files at the IRS.

This is total incompetence, at its best, and they are blatantly hiding something.

U-tar
Woodland Hills, UT

Every Government Agency, by law, is required to have multiple back ups off site on all computer information. She is blowing smoke, because she and others have broken the law. Can't wait to see her and all the others involved behind bars.

Lynn, Utah
Providence, UT

It gets a little tiring to continue to hear lies concerning this IRS scandal and the white house. They just don't have a single computer like we do in the homes, it is a big server and lots of support..This is not just a computer problem.. it is a lying problem..Does anyone care about this country to start impeaching this president?

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