The war on potentially incriminating electronic records continues in this Administration:
The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of April Sands — a former co-worker of Lois Lerner’s — hindering an investigation into Sands’ partisan political activities, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Sands resigned from the Federal Election Commission in April after she admitted to violating the Hatch Act, which bars executive branch employees from engaging in partisan political activities on federal time and at federal facilities.
The twist is that Sands also worked under Lois Lerner when the ex-IRS agent — who is currently embroiled in a scandal over the targeting of conservative political groups — worked at the FEC’s enforcement division.
Seems like those who are ‘recycling hard drives’ and otherwise conveniently losing records ought to be held to account — as in: fired from their job and barred from any further Federal employment. Maybe that would make it more difficult to find enablers to help the other, bigger, fish cover their tracks. And yes — they are actively covering their tracks and impeding justice on multiple fronts:
The committee investigators were directed to a workspace at the regional office which was outfitted with cameras and microphones. Upon discovering they were being monitored, the aides requested to be moved.
“Am I surprised? No, I’m shocked,” Miller said. “The VA may ignore everybody, but I stress you will not ignore this committee anymore.”
The Under Secretary for Benefits apologized to the committee, clearly embarrassed.
“What occurred was not acceptable and not indicative in normal ways of which Ms. Ruben would behave,” Allison Hickey, the VA’s Undersecretary for Benefits, said. “I offer my sincere apologies to your staff and my commitment that it will not happen again. You’ll receive anything you need.” ((Promises, promises… — Jemison))
This will only stop if the American people loudly, consistently, and forcefully demand that it does. Any wonder why the Administration is in such a rush to dilute said people with a massive influx of new arrivals?