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Another agency tells Congress: File not found (EPA - Claim Hard Drive Crashes)
The Hill ^ | Timothy Cama | 25 Jun 14

Posted on 06/26/2014 2:46:40 AM PDT by SkyPilot

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of the documents they have requested on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, because of a 2010 computer crash.

“We’re having trouble getting the data off of it and we’re trying other sources to actually supplement that,” McCarthy said. “We’re challenged in figuring out where those small failures might have occurred and what caused them occur, but we’ve produced a lot of information.”

The revelation came less than two weeks after IRS officials told Congress that Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the controversy over the targeting of conservative tax-exempt groups, also suffered from a hard drive crash that makes it difficult to comply with records requests.

The committee suspects that Phillip North, who worked for the EPA in Alaska, decided with his colleagues to veto the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in 2009, before the agency even began researching its potential impacts on the environment.

Committee staffers have been trying for about a year to interview North, but he has been in New Zealand and refuses to cooperate, they said.

“We have tried to serve a subpoena on your former employee and we have asked for the failed hard drive from this Alaskan individual who now is in New Zealand, and seems to never be returning,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee’s chairman, said Wednesday.

Emails provided by the committee show that EPA told congressional investigators about the hard drive crash months ago.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: crime; epa; impeach; irs
It is getting to the point where Congress needs to hire its own "Special Detectives" or whatever it chooses to call them, march into these Executive Branch offices, and make arrests themselves. When the Obama Administration goes ape crazy, have all parties show up at the Supreme Court. There is simply no other way the Obama Administration is going to be forced to act in a lawful manner. They are going to go even farther in their descent into lawlessness, and Triple Dare anyone to do something about it.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 2:46:40 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
It is getting to the point where Congress needs to hire its own "Special Detectives" or whatever it chooses to call them, march into these Executive Branch offices, and make arrests themselves."

Since Congress lets their boss, Traitorobama, commit treason whenever it's convenient, the bureaucratic lowlifes in the Traitorobama regime figure they can get away with their lies.

Waterboarding needs to be legalized for members of the Traitorobama regime. As demonicrats they are incapable of telling the truth voluntarily.

2 posted on 06/26/2014 2:54:27 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

The only other solution I see is to bring them the Capitol Dome, have the Sergent at Arms arrest them, cuff them, and hold them in either the detention facility (a small one) in Congress or they make one out of someone's office.

Then, call on the Supreme Court to rule on the crisis we currently have of Executive Branch officials deliberately destroying criminal evidence.

3 posted on 06/26/2014 3:12:51 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
It is getting to the point where Congress needs to hire its own "Special Detectives" or whatever it chooses to call them, march into these Executive Branch offices, and make arrests themselves.

And sieze the drives, thumb drives, and freeze the e-mail accounts of those concerned to prevent deletion of data. Either that or have a pipeline out of the NSA with all the data.

4 posted on 06/26/2014 3:15:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Nothing crashes a hard drive faster than a Congressional Subpoena.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 3:22:52 AM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: SkyPilot

Whloe lot are criminals and should all be hung.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: RW_Whacko
They don't make 'em like they used to....

MTBF for mine (laptops, on oil rigs) used to be about 24 months. I have had a couple die after six...

7 posted on 06/26/2014 3:25:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: RW_Whacko
Nothing crashes a hard drive faster than a Congressional Subpoena.

Yes, even most rats think the bast---- are lying about the e mails.

8 posted on 06/26/2014 3:33:20 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may an elephant caress you with his toes, or worse)
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To: Smokin' Joe
There may even be another option for Congress:

All Federal employees take an oath that is VERY similar to one take by enlisted and officer members of the US military. Here it is:

“I, ______________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Congress should declare, openly, that we are at a crisis in government due to Executive branch lawlessness. It should call on all Federal law enforcement officers (including the FBI and the US Marshalls) to adhere to their oaths. Any Federal officer who is found to be in collusion with, or involved in the suppression, of the truth and existing law will have their Federal pensions, Thrift Savings Accounts, and Federal Employee Health Benefits forfeited.

10 posted on 06/26/2014 3:36:54 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: RW_Whacko

“Nothing crashes a hard drive faster than a Congressional Subpoena.”

I will wager a case of your preferred distilled, fermented, or carbonated beverage, that we’ll see a few more alphabet soup agencies have technical issues with computers and email in the coming months. BATF, and Border Patrol come to mind. Probably a lot more.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 4:13:08 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: SkyPilot
Dear Congress ... face it ... you're a joke to this administration and a toy to play with.

I dare say if a man were to walk up to any one of you and slap you in the face, you'd step back and try to analyze this act and call on your esteemed colleagues (some from the other side) to investigate the social reason(s) for the slap.

The slapper would disappear.

The event forgotten

And you'd STILL be ball-less.

12 posted on 06/26/2014 4:44:58 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: SkyPilot

When shall the people build the gallows and hang them our own selves.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 4:46:42 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: SkyPilot
This is going to replace “The dog ate my homework” excuse.

I noticed one of Lerner's emails was sent from her Blackberry. So the PC hard drive crash excuse is Bovine Excrement.

14 posted on 06/26/2014 4:50:22 AM PDT by McGruff (Umm...)
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To: Antihero101607; All

A precedent has been set & the BO Administration will leap on this. Wouldn’t it be awesome if hackers got the “missing” information? Just because they can?


15 posted on 06/26/2014 4:53:55 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: SkyPilot
Michelle should be promoting her book again.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 4:56:35 AM PDT by McGruff (Umm...)
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To: SkyPilot

Comrade obamatollah is a leftwing communist with allegiance to “allah/satan” - not God, America & our Constitution.

Of course he lies and cheats.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 5:00:03 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SkyPilot

I wonder if all of these government “hard drive crashes” are being caused by viewing too much porn. Hmmmmm.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 6:05:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: SkyPilot

Or, a bunch of citizens show up, drag the offenders out in the street, strip them and hang them from a lamp post...

Well... it IS an option, is it not?

And it would be a great incentive the next time someone is asked for evidence by Congress.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 6:10:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: F15Eagle

I’ve had one bad hard drive in my life. Not a crash, but just one that was bad out of the gate. And even that one only had problems with certain sectors.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: F15Eagle

I’ve had one bad hard drive in my life. Not a crash, but just one that was bad out of the gate. And even that one only had problems with certain sectors.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 6:21:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I wonder if all of these government “hard drive crashes” are being caused by viewing too much porn. Hmmmmm.

iowahawkblog: Hey, here's an EPA employee who never had a hard drive crash: the guy who surfed porn at work 6 hrs/day for 13 years http://t.co/cxF0N1MxM2

iDoLikeSpam: @iowahawkblog Conclusion: downloading porn increases hard drive life.

22 posted on 06/26/2014 6:23:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: RW_Whacko

Do we have an extradition treaty with New Zealand?

For years, we all have been told about the various methods of backing up our computers & how important it is.

The Feds think they can keep telling us they didn’t have backups????

The “MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION EVER?” Another LIE.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 7:10:18 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SkyPilot

Yep - jail em till they squeal. Inherent contempt and there’s no pardon available.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 7:21:32 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: F15Eagle

I’ve had 3 go over the last 10 years unfortunately. 2 were internals and one an external.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 7:22:24 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: SkyPilot

Of course more agencies are going to use ‘the crash’ as an excuse.

No one has been executed.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 7:22:53 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

as I understand it....many porn sites do house all manner of malicious files intended to crash drives.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 7:31:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SkyPilot

There is a jail in the Capitol building that has not been used since the bankruptcy of 1933 when power was invested in “the President” as executor of that bankruptcy.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:01:59 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Joe Boucher
Te photo Guillotine_16.jpgll us the truth or....
29 posted on 06/26/2014 10:52:31 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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We have a winner


30 posted on 06/26/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SkyPilot

Obama’s Federal agency’s sure are suffering a lot of mysterious hard drive crashes lately....


31 posted on 06/26/2014 3:28:13 PM PDT by Monorprise
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