Unbelievable. This sounds like something the Onion would make up.
Via The National Review:
A Justice Department official admitted that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s apparently missing emails actually exist on a backup server, but the government doesn’t plan to retrieve them.
“A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News’ Shannon Bream.
“But it would be too hard to go get lois lerner’s emails from that backup system,” Fitton continued, paraphrasing the DOJ official.
If this is true, it's time to start putting all the people who perjured themselves in court and before Congress in prison.Of course this is what GOP members of Congress and many others have been saying for a long time. Lerner's emails must be backed up somewhere.