Wednesday :: Apr 11, 2007

White House "Loses" RNC Emails On Attorney Sackings

by Steve

MisterOpus1 directs our attention to the White House cover-up in full swing: Bush/Cheney has managed to “lose” those emails from White House staffers using RNC servers and email accounts dealing with the sacking of federal prosecutors.

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.
The Republican National Committee set up the accounts for about 20 Bush aides, such as Karl Rove and his deputies, who get involved in politics, spokesman Scott Stanzel said. Having the GOP create non-White House addresses and provide separate BlackBerries, laptops and other communications gear was designed to avoid running afoul of Hatch Act rules barring federal employees from engaging in political activities with government resources or on government time, he said.

Nice try Scott, except doing so runs afoul of another federal law, the Presidential Records Act. So not only are you breaking that law, but you guys are now unable to find evidence after Congress asked for it; in other words, you are covering up.

But fear not. As Josh Marshall notes, some of that new technology that the GOP has given the FBI and NSA to spy on everyday Americans without probable cause can now be used by the Democrats.

Isn't technology great?

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