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Title    Congressman Asks NSA to Provide Metadata for 'Lost' IRS Emails
Date    Tuesday June 17 2014, @11:01PM
Author    mattie_p
Topic   
from the watching-the-watchers dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/06/17/152201

AnonTechie writes:

Per ArsTechnica, Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has sent a formal letter to the National Security Agency asking it to hand over "all its metadata" on the e-mail accounts of a former division director at the Internal Revenue Service. "Your prompt cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated and will help establish how IRS and other personnel violated rights protected by the First Amendment," Stockman wrote on Friday. The request came hours after the IRS told a congressional committee that it had "lost" all of the former IRS Exempt Organizations division director's e-mails between January 2009 and April 2011.

Hugh Pickens adds:

The IRS blames a "computer glitch" for erasing the emails which could have implicated Agency employees in illegal activity. "The metadata will establish who Lerner contacted and when, which helps investigators determine the extent of illegal activity by the IRS," says Stockman.

Hugh Pickens also notes that this is a case where one government agency accused of misconduct is asked to "assist" another government agency accused of misconduct.

Links

  1. "AnonTechie" - https://soylentnews.org/~AnonTechie/
  2. "Per ArsTechnica" - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/congressman-asks-nsa-to-provide-metadata-for-lost-irs-e-mails/
  3. "formal letter" - http://stockman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stockman-asks-nsa-for-lois-lerner-metadata-after-irs-claims-glitch
  4. "congressional committee" - http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=384506
  5. "Hugh Pickens" - http://poncacityweloveyou.com/
  6. "blames a "computer glitch"" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/06/14/2346259&tid=6
  7. "The metadata will establish who Lerner contacted and when" - http://stockman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stockman-asks-nsa-for-lois-lerner-metadata-after-irs-claims-glitch
  8. "asked to "assist"" - http://www.examiner.com/article/lawmaker-requests-nsa-to-search-for-irs-s-lerner-emails

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