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Gov Hard Drive Crashes That Erase Corruption Emails Spread to EPA
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 25, 2014 @ 10:05 pm In The Point | 1 Comment
Every time Congress issues a subpoena, hard drives begin crashing in the bureaucratic deep state of the liberal regulators.
The Internal Revenue Service isn’t the only government agency dealing with missing emails or faulty hard drives.
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday cited a similar cyber snafu during a House Oversight Committee hearing.
Lawmakers at the hearing wanted McCarthy to address lost emails from a hard-drive crash at the agency that wiped out some emails from former employee Philip North to his bosses at the EPA over the controversial Alaska mine project.
Complicating matters, North has gone off the proverbial grid, making it difficult for lawmakers to issue a subpoena for him to testify.
When he was still reachable, North was asked multiple times to come in and talk to lawmakers about the project. He offered up a list of complications that prevented him from meeting with the government, including a pre-planned, one-year boat ride around the world with his school-aged children.
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., asked McCarthy if she knew where North was.
“No sir, I don’t know that,” she responded.
Bentivolio pressed McCarthy about claims North’s hard drive crashed, making some of his emails unavailable.
McCarthy said the EPA has submitted all the documents it has been able to find and will “continue the search.”
Isn’t it funny how this happens. North just “vanishes” and his hard drive crashes. That means if Republicans subpoena enough of the Federal government, it will just vanish in a mass of hard drive crashes.
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