Sunday, June 29, 2014

"That's the Story"

Via National Review, Lois Learner's attorney:

“She was as upset as anybody else was about the loss of the emails,” Taylor said. “The truth is this was one of those things that happened — at the time she did everything she could to retrieve it.”

That’s the story — that’s all there is to it,” he added.
Yeah, and O.J. is still looking for the real killers. 

Notice Lerner's attorney does a little verbal slight of hand:

"The record that was created at the time in terms of e-mails is undisputed. She walked into the office one day and her screen went blue..."

I don't doubt that the record shows that the tech guys got a call. And that they found a machine with scorched hard drive. But the record doesn't show that she walked into the office and her screen went blue. That's just what she claims.

Another thing... I'm reminded of those purposefully broken PDF's that some college kids use to finesse an extra day's grace on late assignments:

Although it is usually an unfortunate event, corrupting a file can sometimes be useful. For example, you have to deliver a document today but it is not ready yet. A solution is to send a corrupted document, pretending it is the completed version. The recipient will not be able to open it, but the computer will appear as the culprit, not you.
Look, I don't know if she had a tech competent accomplice erase, then write, then corrupt her hard drive; it could be her accomplice just switched her hard drive out with a known toasted drive. Lerner just claims her screen went blue. That's what's on the undisputed record: her claim.


J WHIT said...

At my company we use Outlook. Our emails are stored on a server. (I also happen to store a copy of all of my emails using Outlook Archive which automatically stores to a .pst file on my hard drive. Most people don't. But it's still on the server.) The server is backed up. The company can look in the server backups at all my emails from 2002 the day I hired in.

Thirty years ago we didn't have email. Yet we could see enough evidence of corruption to fire people. There's enough evidence now. Many people should be fired.

ASM826 said...

Server based email, multiple server backups, at least daily. Stored on servers running in a RAID5 array. Losing her computer hard drive means nothing.

It's all part of the big lie.