Thursday, April 12, 2007

White House E-Mail "Lost" in Private Accounts 12 Apr 2007

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government 12 April 2007
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White House E-Mail "Lost" in Private Accounts --Messages May Have Included Discussions About Firing of Eight Prosecutors 12 Apr 2007 The White House acknowledged yesterday that e-mails dealing with official government business may have been lost [!?!] because they were improperly sent through private accounts intended to be used for political activities. Administration officials said they could offer no estimate of how many e-mails were lost but indicated that some may involve messages from White House senior adviser Karl Rove, whose role in the firings has been under scrutiny by congressional Democrats.

Shocking New Disclosure - White House Lost over FIVE MILLION EMAILS in Two Year Period (CREW) 12 Apr 2007 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today has released a report, WITHOUT A TRACE: The Missing White House Emails and the Violations of the Presidential Records Act, detailing the legal issues behind the story of the White House e-mail scandal. In a startling new revelation, CREW has also learned through two confidential sources that the Executive Office of the President (EOP) has lost over five million emails generated between March 2003 and October 2005.

Leahy says Bush aides lied about e-mails 12 Apr 2007 President [sic] Bush's aides are lying about White House e-mails sent on a Republican account that might have been lost, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Thursday, vowing to subpoena those documents if the administration fails to cough them up. "They say they have not been preserved. I don't believe that!" Leahy shouted from the Senate floor. "You can't erase e-mails, not today. They've gone through too many servers," said Leahy, D-Vt. "Those e-mails are there, they just don't want to produce them. We'll subpoena them if necessary."

Senate panel seeks missing White House records 12 Apr 2007 A U.S. congressional panel investigating the firing of eight federal prosecutors authorized subpoenas on Thursday for e-mails the White House has declared may be missing. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) challenged the White House assertion, saying, "I don't believe that." Leahy said the matter was reminiscent of the old line, "the dog ate my homework," and "the famous 18-minute gap" in the Nixon White House tapes during the Watergate scandal three decades ago.

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