Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.
The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.I know that there are legitimate reasons for destroying a hard drive, such as when a government employee leaves his position, but somehow, I don't think that 3,200 of them all left the IRS at around the same some. I'll concede that there can be times when information gets old and thus becomes disposable. But imagine the uproar from the left if a private business that's under investigation or a government agency during a Republican presidency had done this.
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