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The EPA reports more lost emails as the House Oversight chair threatens contempt of Congress
Hot Air ^ | 6/24/14 | ERIKA JOHNSEN

Posted on 06/25/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by Haiku Guy

If a certain fecal matter had been the only instance of disrepute revealed from within the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency today, that would have been more than enough; alas… it wasn’t.

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The environmental agency is having trouble locating emails belonging to a former agency employee and pulling information from his crashed hard drive, House members revealed Wednesday while questioning Administrator Gina McCarthy at a hearing on complaints of mismanagement.

“What is it with bureaucrats and public employees … the hard drives crash?” asked Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.).

He and others on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee questioned McCarthy about missing information related to the committee’s investigation into the potential environmental impact of a proposed gold and copper mine in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska. McCarthy kept insisting throughout the hearing that “we’re having trouble getting information off of it and are trying different ways”...

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(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: destroyedevidence; epascandal; howconvenient; obamacrimes; partisanwitchhunt
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What this article does not say is that the Environmental Protection Agency has been required to physically remove and store every hard drive from every machine removed from service since the Carol Browner email fiasco of 2008.

This "crashed" hard drive should be sitting on a shelf at EPA HQ. If it is not there, and the rest of the hard drives are, this will be further proof, as if more was necessary, that the Administration is intentionally destroying evidence in the face of Congressional subpoenas.

1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy

Contempt of congress?

Who doesn’t have contempt for congress?


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Haiku Guy
this will be further proof, as if more was necessary, that the Administration is intentionally destroying evidence in the face of Congressional subpoenas.

In other words: nothing that would catch the interest of the media.

3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:23:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Haiku Guy

Computer “crashes” are happening all over the land of the most transparent government. LOL! Wake up America! We don’t have very much longer before it’s going to be too late!


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Haiku Guy

5 frigging years with the same laptop.

Dual hard drives.

No failures.

8 Years with another one of my computers.

Dual Hard drives.

No failures.

14 years with my server.

Dual hard drives.

No failures.

I must be living right.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:29:12 PM PDT by TomServo
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Wow, what are the odds. What bad luck.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:30:51 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: chris37

In the next weeks or months at most Congress Reps/Senate needs to step up their game. Otherwise they will become as impotent as the senate became in the start of the Roman Empire. It is not that hard to see how things have been done that way before.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:31:36 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: Haiku Guy

As with the IRS, these e-mails are public property; even if they were private law firms, their clients would be entitled to copies.
The EPA sees this strategy working over at the IRS, so they figure they’ll `rinse and repeat.’
This is government arrogance on stilts, thinking they can get away with it.
Terminate a few SES drones—with loss of pensions—and we’ll see government worker bees calling Issa offering to supply everything and more that he requests.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Haiku Guy
BUILD A BIGGER FEDERAL PRISON for these CRIMINALS

The DEMOCRAT PARTY is a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE!!!

The Dems are SO used to their constituents being so STUPID, they think we are ALL STUPID!!!!

9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TomServo

How much you wanna bet that if even a quarter of these “crashes” are true - it’s because of all the viruses that were picked up from porno sites?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:17 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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I think it's time they subpoenaed the hard drive itself.
12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:37:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Threaten, nothing. In the words of a fellow who is on my mind today, “If you have to shoot, shoot. Don’ talk.”


13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:40 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TomServo

BUMP!

I’ve been playing with computers since 1973.

Have had two drive crashes. First was in 1984, a Fujitsu 158MB (that’s right MEGAbyte) drive that had three 14” platters. Drive and power supply weighed 150 lbs. Second was in 1990, a 150MB full height EDSI drive in the first PC I owned.

I don’t know how many hours the Fuji drive had on it. Thousands and thousands I suspect. The EDSI drive was about six years old when it crashed.

I have Western Digital drives in my home system that are eight years old and have outlived several computers.

This crap with the IRS and the EPA is a bunch of crap. Subpoena the IT gurus and get it over with.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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Maybe the arrestable offense should now be “gullible respect of Congress”.

Anybody who addresses them as “The Honorable xxxx” should be arrested immediately for criminal gullibility.

lol


15 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:04 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: upchuck
Western Digital drives..

WD Rocks.

16 posted on 06/25/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

WD bump :)

All I use. Mostly RE4s and some older RE3s. Really old drives are Caviar drives from way back.

Consistent excellence.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:49:58 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Let me get this straight; they have e-mails Snowden sent 15 years ago, perhaps every e-mail he has ever sent and the US gov can’t keep track of theirs?


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:50:30 PM PDT by rey
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To: upchuck
Caviar drives from way back.

I got a stack of em sitting on a shelf collecting dust. I oughta fire 'em up to see if they still work.

19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:55:55 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Haiku Guy

There is no such charge as “contempt of Congress” unless there is a padded cell available with which to house these Slave Party thugs until they squeal.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:56:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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