The Ticking IRS IT Department Time Bomb

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The Ticking IRS IT Department Time Bomb

Lewis Roth­schild: Can I just state very clearly I can’t be part of any­thing ille­gal.
A.J.: Good for you, Lewis.
Lewis Roth­schild: Say what you want. It’s always the guy in my job that ends up doing 18 months in Dan­bury min­i­mum secu­rity prison.

The Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent 1995

Rooster Cog­burn: Shame a kid like Moon los­ing his leg. Too young to be hop­ping around on a wil­low peg. Loves to dance too much and sports.
Moon: You’re try­ing to get at me again.
Rooster Cog­burn: With the truth!
Moon: We saw Ned two days ago…
Quincy: You go on, I’ll kill you!
Moon: Quincy, I got to have a doc­tor. I’ll tell what I know.

True Grit 1969

There is one more rea­son why the IRS claim that a com­puter crash destroyed Lois Lerner’s emails means this scan­dal can only have one result.

Yes­ter­day I men­tioned the ques­tion that came to Sharyl Attkisson upon the release of the IRS state­ment and listed two of them.

Ms. Attkisson listed 9 ques­tions, all of them are good but the ques­tion that will break open this scan­dal is this one.

  • I would also ask for those who dis­cov­ered and reported the crash to tes­tify under oath, as well as any offi­cials who reported the mate­ri­als as hav­ing been irre­triev­ably lost.

That ques­tion sug­gests that not only polit­i­cal oper­a­tives and career bureau­crats would come under oath, but IT guys, com­puter techs, data­base and data recov­ery specialists.

It’s not unusual for a polit­i­cal oper­a­tive to take a fall in order to be a “good sol­dier” under the the­ory that it is eas­ier to get hired by a cam­paign or put in a gov­ern­ment job or a friendly think tank after com­mit­ting an eth­i­cal lapse than to be hired by a cam­paign or being employed by a friendly think tank after report­ing on an eth­i­cal lapse.

This how­ever doesn’t apply to the IT depart­ment, these guys can often find bet­ter work at a bet­ter wage out­side of gov­ern­ment and their expertese and abil­ity to get job is not tied to

It’s one thing to get a polit­i­cal hack to lie under oath or to take a fall to keep him­self viable in that world, it’s quite another to get the non polit­i­cal peo­ple who have no real skin in the game to be will­ing to per­jure them­selves before con­gress in an attempt to claim incompetence.

These guys sim­ply aren’t going to take the fall for a bunch of polit­i­cal hacks.

The clock is tick­ing, as soon as the IT guys are under oath the IRS scan­dal is going to explode and that blast is going to take a lot of peo­ple with them.

The only ques­tion that’s left is how long will the fuse be, and will some of these peo­ple choose to make a deal before the blast takes them out.

Tick Tick Tick

Update: fixed the “that ques­tion” sentence

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Lewis Rothschild: Can I just state very clearly I can’t be part of anything illegal.
A.J.: Good for you, Lewis.
Lewis Rothschild: Say what you want. It’s always the guy in my job that ends up doing 18 months in Danbury minimum security prison.

The American President 1995

Rooster Cogburn: Shame a kid like Moon losing his leg. Too young to be hopping around on a willow peg. Loves to dance too much and sports.
Moon: You’re trying to get at me again.
Rooster Cogburn: With the truth!
Moon: We saw Ned two days ago…
Quincy: You go on, I’ll kill you!
Moon: Quincy, I got to have a doctor. I’ll tell what I know.

True Grit 1969

There is one more reason why the IRS claim that a computer crash destroyed Lois Lerner’s emails means this scandal can only have one result.

Yesterday I mentioned the question that came to Sharyl Attkisson upon the release of the IRS statement and listed two of them.

Ms. Attkisson listed 9 questions, all of them are good but the question that will break open this scandal is this one.

  • I would also ask for those who discovered and reported the crash to testify under oath, as well as any officials who reported the materials as having been irretrievably lost.

That question suggests that not only political operatives and career bureaucrats would come under oath, but IT guys, computer techs, database and data recovery specialists.

It’s not unusual for a political operative to take a fall in order to be a “good soldier” under the theory that it is easier to get hired by a campaign or put in a government job or a friendly think tank after committing an ethical lapse than to be hired by a campaign or being employed by a friendly think tank after reporting on an ethical lapse.

This however doesn’t apply to the IT department, these guys can often find better work at a better wage outside of government and their expertese and ability to get job is not tied to

It’s one thing to get a political hack to lie under oath or to take a fall to keep himself viable in that world, it’s quite another to get the non political people who have no real skin in the game to be willing to perjure themselves before congress in an attempt to claim incompetence.

These guys simply aren’t going to take the fall for a bunch of political hacks.

The clock is ticking, as soon as the IT guys are under oath the IRS scandal is going to explode and that blast is going to take a lot of people with them.

The only question that’s left is how long will the fuse be, and will some of these people choose to make a deal before the blast takes them out.

Tick Tick Tick

Update:  fixed the “that question” sentence

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