If There Was Any Doubt About the IRS…

 

If you were under the mistaken belief that the new IRS agents would somehow only target millionaires and billionaires as promised when the funding for them was authorized… Some news I saw today should disabuse you of that notion. The executive in charge of implementing the project the “Inflation Reduction Act” has created for the IRS is none other than Nikole Flax.

A new name to me as well, but back in the day, she was entangled with the Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS. She was, in fact, one of the seven IRS executives whose hard drive mysteriously crashed (under numerous hammer blows, I am sure) rendering her emails unrecoverable.

She managed to escape a rigorous two-year investigation by the Department of Justice, when AG Eric Holder announced that no charges would be filed.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2022/08/29/obama-era-tea-party-targeter-appointed-to-create-irs-office-overseeing-87000-new-agents-n1624976

An interesting discussion on the IRS targeting scandal from 2013:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324767004578487332636180800

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  1. kedavis Inactive
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    There are other ways to recover emails.  But they just didn’t want to.

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  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Is it not odd how the same scandal ridden villains keep showing up again and again?   Why do any of us even know the name of these functionaries?

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  3. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    There are other ways to recover emails. But they just didn’t want to.

    If they were investigating her and her computer conveniently crashed, couldn’t they reason out who she most likely would have been emailing and go check their computers, wouldn’t all her emails be there also?

    And if they found that all those computers crashed also, wouldn’t that be damning enough to convict somebody of something??

    Then again, when six critical states suddenly halted their vote counting all at the same time, and when counting resumed the next morning suddenly Biden was ahead by just enough to win all six, nobody was convicted of anything either. So I guess not.

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  4. Old Bathos Moderator
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    In the screening process for the new IRS Special Branch, what if the applicant has integrity?  Can an honorable person conceal a sense of decency to obtain employment and still be honorable?  The folks at the top will all have proved their party loyalty.

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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    There are other ways to recover emails. But they just didn’t want to.

    If they were investigating her and her computer conveniently crashed, couldn’t they reason out who she most likely would have been emailing and go check their computers, wouldn’t all her emails be there also?

    And if they found that all those computers crashed also, wouldn’t that be damning enough to convict somebody of something??

    Then again, when six critical states suddenly halted their vote counting all at the same time, and when counting resumed the next morning suddenly Biden was ahead by just enough to win all six, nobody was convicted of anything either. So I guess not.

    You can’t really convict on a lack of evidence. At least if you’re a democrat.

    That’s why the 7 executives killed their hard drives – they’re the core conspirators all the damning emails would have been to each other. The IT department should have been fired, all of the emails should also exist on the mail server and on the back ups of the mail server. However all of those systems also conveniently failed.

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  6. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    There are other ways to recover emails. But they just didn’t want to.

    If they were investigating her and her computer conveniently crashed, couldn’t they reason out who she most likely would have been emailing and go check their computers, wouldn’t all her emails be there also?

    And if they found that all those computers crashed also, wouldn’t that be damning enough to convict somebody of something??

    Then again, when six critical states suddenly halted their vote counting all at the same time, and when counting resumed the next morning suddenly Biden was ahead by just enough to win all six, nobody was convicted of anything either. So I guess not.

    That is the world’s worst excuse.  Any IT department has multiple backups of their email servers.  Many of those that involved compliance also have recording and journaling servers.  That any of those email were lost is unlikely.  That the amount they said was loss is impossible.  Any company that claimed such a thing would lose in compliance hearings or court rulings.  

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  7. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    There are other ways to recover emails. But they just didn’t want to.

    If they were investigating her and her computer conveniently crashed, couldn’t they reason out who she most likely would have been emailing and go check their computers, wouldn’t all her emails be there also?

    And if they found that all those computers crashed also, wouldn’t that be damning enough to convict somebody of something??

    Then again, when six critical states suddenly halted their vote counting all at the same time, and when counting resumed the next morning suddenly Biden was ahead by just enough to win all six, nobody was convicted of anything either. So I guess not.

    That is the world’s worst excuse. Any IT department has multiple backups of their email servers. Many of those that involved compliance also have recording and journaling servers. That any of those email were lost is unlikely. That the amount they said was loss is impossible. Any company that claimed such a thing would lose in compliance hearings or court rulings.

    Its good to be the King. You dont have to live by the standards that you set for others.

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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    OccupantCDN: The executive in charge of implementing the project the “Inflation Reduction Act” has created for the IRS is none other than Nikole Flax.

    These people keep showing up like a nasty skin disease that you can’t get rid of.

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  9. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Perfect – more of the norms that David French and Bill Kristol wanted when they pushed for Biden as the “true conservative” pick for president

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  10. Jim McConnell Member
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    You guys are causing me to begin losing faith in the system’s integrity.

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  11. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN: The executive in charge of implementing the project the “Inflation Reduction Act” has created for the IRS is none other than Nikole Flax.

    These people keep showing up like a nasty skin disease that you can’t get rid of.

    Or an outbreak of Herpes; but I digress…

    (And no, I am not speaking from personal experience.)

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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):
    And no, I am not speaking from personal experience.)

    Ahem. Glad to hear that. ;-)

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