Saturday, January 19, 2008

Congressional hearings scheduled to investigate 473 days of missing White House emails

Cross posted from

An investigation into White House compliance with the Presidential Records Act is the subject of a hearing scheduled for Feb. 15 by the House Oversight Committee.

The White House assertion that no emails are missing is "an unsubstantiated statement that has no relation to the facts they have shared with us."
-- House Oversight Chair, Henry Waxman

In what appears to be a continuing illegal coverup, White House spokesman Tony Fratto said today, "we have absolutely no reason to believe that any e-mails are missing," despite evidence from a chart created by White House employees. The chart showing 473 days of missing emails was created not by one person as the White House suggests, but rather "represents the work of three teams of information technology specialists," according to Ann Weismann, chief counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says the White House spokesman's comments suggesting no e-mails had disappeared conflicted with what congressional staffers were told in September.

Some of the missing emails were from October 2003 when the criminal investigation was heating up into the Bush administration's leak of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

It's a game now. Bush & Cheney are trying to obfuscate and delay investigations and accountability as they know their days are numbered. There are so many issues of corruption, abuse of power, and violations of law... if they can tap dance long enough, they may be able to stall investigations and impeachment.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I am afraid that there is no such thing as getting Bush and Cheney to either own up or truly "accept responsibility" for the mess that they have created out of idiotic hubris or criminal intent (it's unclear which is which, sometimes). Still they more light that can be shed on their underhanded and unconstitutional shenanigans, the better.