Skip to comments.Another agency tells Congress: File not found (EPA - Claim Hard Drive Crashes)
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 employees 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.
Were having trouble getting the data off of it and were trying other sources to actually supplement that, McCarthy said. Were challenged in figuring out where those small failures might have occurred and what caused them occur, but weve 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 committees chairman, said Wednesday.
Emails provided by the committee show that EPA told congressional investigators about the hard drive crash months ago.
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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.
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.
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.
Nothing crashes a hard drive faster than a Congressional Subpoena.
Whloe lot are criminals and should all be hung.
MTBF for mine (laptops, on oil rigs) used to be about 24 months. I have had a couple die after six...
Yes, even most rats think the bast---- are lying about the e mails.
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.
“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.
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.
When shall the people build the gallows and hang them our own selves.
I noticed one of Lerner's emails was sent from her Blackberry. So the PC hard drive crash excuse is Bovine Excrement.
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?
Comrade obamatollah is a leftwing communist with allegiance to “allah/satan” - not God, America & our Constitution.
Of course he lies and cheats.
I wonder if all of these government “hard drive crashes” are being caused by viewing too much porn. Hmmmmm.
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.
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.