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Smear: Carol Browner Destroyed EPA Computer Files

September 17, 2009 10:05 am ET

Conservatives have accused Carol Browner, Director of White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, of destroying government files.

Smear:  Carol Browner Destroyed EPA Computer Files

Michelle Malkin: "On her last day in office, nearly eight years ago, Browner oversaw the destruction of agency computer files in brazen violation of a federal judge's order requiring the agency to preserve its records. This from a public official who bragged about her tenure: 'One of the things I'm the proudest of at EPA is the work we've done to expand the public's right to know.'" [Michelle Malkin, 12/12/2008 accessed 9/16/2009]

Washington Examiner: "Soon after leaving EPA at the end of the Clinton administration, Browner was implicated in a federal court decision against EPA for destroying official computer files." [Washington Examiner, 7/9/2009 accessed 9/16/2009]

Sources

Michelle Malkin
Washington Examiner

Truth

Judge Royce Lamberth Did Not Implicate Browner: "A federal judge held the Environmental Protection Agency in contempt Thursday for destroying computer files during the Clinton administration that had been sought by a conservative legal foundation. [...] Lamberth declined to hold Browner, EPA officials and U.S. Attorney's Office in contempt. [Deseret News, EPA held in contempt over documents, 7/25/2003]



 


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