The West Virginia Optimist


I hope the White House shredders are cross-cut.
January 22, 2008, 12:03 pm
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WaPo reports that the White House has no comprehensive email archive; system used by Clinton was done away with.

It astounds me that they are allowed to get away with this. Utterly mind-boggling.

Controversy surrounding the Bush administration’s policies intensified on Thursday, when the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released details of a briefing by White House special counsel Emmet T. Flood, in which he disclosed that a 2005 White House study had identified 473 separate days in which no electronic messages were stored for one or more component offices.

In the presidential offices, for example, not a single e-mail was archived on Dec. 17, 20 or 21 in 2003 — the week after the capture of Saddam Hussein. According to the study summary that the committee released, e-mails were not archived for Vice President Cheney‘s office on four days in early October 2003, coinciding with the start of a Justice Department probe into the leak of a CIA officer’s identity, which later led to criminal charges against Cheney’s chief of staff.

what. the. hell.

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