Wednesday, January 16, 2008

While people were sleeping

Once again, the Bush(whacked) Administration has done its unlawful work under the cover of darkness… this time admitting, finally!, in a midnight filing that the administration not only didn’t properly archive White House emails, (but also taped over the back-up tapes that contain the email records. And rather than have it come out during the day when the press corps is at the White House, they did it at midnight, apparently hoping that the story would get thrown out with the trash… something that doesn’t happen to easily with the glut of blogs out there.

These aren’t superfluous emails that are missing… these are emails that cover everything from the start of the Iraq War, the leaking of Valerie Wilson's identity and various other DOJ probes…

What’s even more troubling is that the White House’s only safeguard it has to its staggeringly inadequate method for preserving email, is back-up tape media, add that to the fact that these so-called “back-up copies” that they tape are merely a “snapshot” and aren’t comprehensive.

So let me see if I have this straight? There was a system in place to archive emails (using, if I am correct, a Clinton-era legacy system that was mandated by the 1990’s Dan Burton investigation) but the Bush(whacked) Administration stopped using it, thus the administration destroyed emails records, breaking at least two Federal Laws in the process… and switched over to a system, tapes, that was never a viable option to begin… right?

Think about it, 15 million missing emails are far more than an 18-minute gap on a tape, and Nixon was about to be impeached and resigned in disgrace before that could happen.

Why do I find it hard to believe that anything like that would happen to Dubya?

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