Thursday, April 12, 2007

White House E-Mail Lost in Private Accounts

From a story by Michael Abramowitz and Dan Eggen in the Washington Post, Thursday, April 12, 2007:

White House E-Mail Lost in Private Accounts
Messages May Have Included Discussions About Firing of Eight Prosecutors

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. Democrats have been seeking such missives as part of an investigation into the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

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.

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[White House spokesman] Stanzel conceded that the White House had done a poor job of instructing staff members how to save politically oriented e-mail and said that it has developed new guidance for the more than 20 staffers who have official as well as political e-mail addresses. He also said that the White House is trying to recover the lost e-mails.

Once again, it appears that the Bush administration thinks the American people are as stupid as the administration is willing to seize and maintain power through whatever unethical, unconstitutional means they deem necessary.

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