Thursday, April 12, 2007

Around 5 million White House E-Mails Deleted

Contrary to clear and established policies millions of White House emails are claimed to be permanently deleted. President's legal council at the time and in charge of ensuring the White House followed legal guidelines and established policies was Alberto Gonzales.

Dan Froomkin is so good the Washington Post mostly keeps him away from their print readers. He also predicted that this issue could be The Next Bush Scandal before.

More on this matter and discussion on this diary. Low level flunkies knew to keep emails dealing with lobbyists out of the White House email system. Karl Rove appears to have kept deleting emails after being ordered by prosecuting attorney Fitzgerald not to. 5 million emails missing, some from White House servers. IT Guy: It is impossible to lose emails. "It really doesn't matter if someone pressed the delete button or not. Most email can be recovered, either by restoring from backup or through forensic means." The administration forced one of their lawyers to resign who resurrected emails they were hiding in another case.

TPM Muckraker of course has a lot of the details. It pays to have a blog that can afford to hire journalists to concentrate on Congress and White House scandals, to balance out the bought-and-paid-for GOP journalists.
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. The White House counsel’s office was advised of these problems in 2005 and CREW has been told that the White House was given a plan of action to recover these emails, but to date nothing has been done to rectify this significant loss of records.
Note, these were from the White House servers, not the RNC.

New White House spokesperson on White House email accounts at the RNC: I didn't lie I just didn't know what I was talking about.

Rob Kall: Congress Must Issue Orders to Confiscate RNC Hard Drives Immediately.

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