No one in their right mind today runs a computer without providing automatic backup, certainly not someone as finicky as the IRS.
It so happens a silicon valley email backup company called Sonasoft lists, under Government in its list of clients, the internal Revenue Service. See for yourself:
I'm pretty sure Sonasoft is only one of many backups the IRS provides for it emails. We're talking here about an organization that simply does not lose things.
If Paul Ryan expresses outrage and does not subpoena Lerner's emails from sources that everyone knows exists and are easily located, he is playing a choreographed political game for our amusement. I, for one, am not amused.
Copy and send the following email to Paul Ryan at https://paulryan.house.gov
IRS emails are backed up by Sonasoft, a private company located at 2150 Trade Zone Blvd, Suite 203, San Jose California 95131, Telephone 408 708 4000. Subpoena Lois Lerner's emails from them!!
Hint: Use zip code 53140 to get to the email page, then list your name and address, but list the city and State as Kenosha WI 53140.