Don’t you just hate copycats?
From The Hill:
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.
Washington Examiner: Now EPA says it can’t find emails requested by Congress because of hard drive crash
National Journal: Issa Threatens EPA With Contempt as Team Obama Celebrates Its Climate Anniversary
Associated Press Story (in The Republic): EPA chief tells Congress that agency can’t find some emails from Alaska biologist
I personally think that the Regime is playing with Congress right now. I’ll know for sure if a third agency uses that excuse.