This excuse doesn’t even make sense, as anyone who has experience in network and e-mail administration can easily attest. E-mail records aren’t preserved only on individual computers, but on network servers. The relevant files would be kept on the servers or on backup media, which would have data for the whole organization and not just a single user. That was true when I did network administration in the early 1990s, and it’s most certainly even more true now. And it’s especially true in organizations that require data storage and full retrieval capacity by statute — such as federal agencies like the IRS.
The “most transparent administration in history” takes it for granted that:
a) the mainstream press will not cover this scandal
b) we are all as idiotic and technoligically illiterate as the clowns they had design the ObamaCare “website”
c) most low information voters will never have any idea of the extent to which a corrupt government sought to stifle political speech