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The Obama administration's other email scandal: The EPA
American Thinker ^
| Rick Moran
Posted on 06/22/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Lois Lerner email flap isn't the only problem the administration has with record keeping. Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit against the NSA in response to the agency's refusal to comply with two FOIA requests concerning EPA correspondence. Horner is seeking “metadata” from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s "phone communications, email and text messages," according to this article in Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal:
In advance of her Senate confirmation, McCarthy told lawmakers she was uncomfortable with instant messaging and thus did not use EPA’s “IM” system. But text messaging, Horner said, is something her phone bills showed she did with great regularity—and increasingly over time.
McCarthy later claimed that thousands of text messages on her EPA-issued phone were 100 percent personal in nature and thus took the liberty of deleting them.
Horner said he’s established that McCarthy was, in fact, a prolific texter. He said he has been informed she was cautioned by the agency at one point about messages she had sent during and about her experience in congressional hearings.
McCarthy’s predecessor, Lisa Jackson, faced questions about transparency as EPA administrator.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: email; epa; scandal
Use the NSA against the politicians... I like it!
We k ow we will never get the info, but it is a fun fantasy. If everyone’s data is collected equally and we can sue to keep an eye on our politicians, that system may actually work. Turn the NSA into the biggest sunshine branch of the gov. Politicians deserve little privacy while in office.
posted on 06/22/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT
by The Final Harvest
(True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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