American Samizdat

Wednesday, April 11, 2007. *
Of course you knew it was coming...

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it had mishandled Republican Party-sponsored e-mail accounts used by nearly two dozen presidential aides, resulting in the loss of an undetermined number of e-mails concerning official White House business.

Congressional investigators looking into the administration's firing of eight federal prosecutors already had the nongovernmental e-mail accounts in their sights because some White House aides used them to help plan the U.S. attorneys' ouster. Democrats were questioning whether the use of the GOP-provided e-mail accounts was proof that the firings were political.

(radically snipped)

[Stansel...WH guy) could not say what had been lost, and said the White House is working to recover as many as they can. The White House has now shut off employees' ability to delete e-mails on the separate accounts, and is briefing staffers on how to better make determinations about when and when not to use them, Stanzel said.

Hey, it's as plausible as any story they're gonna come up with...

Cannonfire has been all over this, and it's even deeper than you know:
Fraud, scandal and murder

Also see, Watergate? On a news day like THIS?

Now that the GWB43 tale is getting major attention (see Dan Froomkin's take on it here ), we are hearing voices comparing the Rove/Ralston/Abramoff emails to the 18 1/2 minute gap in the Watergate tapes. Except this time, we may get a chance to grab hold of the missing material. The technology has changed.
posted by Uncle $cam at 7:25 PM
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