That's her story and she's sticking to it
we reported here earlier, former
EPA Administrator Carol Browner stands accused of erasing computer files in
violation of a federal court order. The order was issued on January 19 and,
coincidentally or not, Browner instructed a technician to erase the files the
same day. Browner claims she didn't know about the order and in any case was
only erasing games her son had installed on the computer.
Landmark Legal Foundation, a conservative legal watchdog group, filed a Freedom
of Information Act case to preserve any
records relating to involvement of outside environmental groups with EPA
policy-making during the waning days of the Clinton administration.
to Browner, no one notified her of the order until after the erasure had taken
place, and so far, no testimony has come to light to counter that claim.
Regardless, Browner says the disk that was erased contained no files of the type