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WMD: Weapons Of Mass Deletion

November 15, 2007

November 14. 2007

 

A federal judge has instructed the White House to save all its emails. But there’s only one problem – 5 million of them have already been deleted, why I don’t know. Democracy equals accountability and those emails are the property of the people of the United States.  

They can’t find the Weapons Of Mass Destruction and they can’t find the emails either.

Judge Orders White House to Hold E-Mails   

Nov 12 06:09 PM US/Eastern – WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly against. 

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy directed the Executive Office of the President to safeguard the material in response to two lawsuits that seek to determine whether the White House has destroyed e-mails in violation of federal law. 

The White House is seeking dismissal of the lawsuits brought by two private groups—Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government and the National Security Archive. 

The organizations allege the disappearance of 5 million White House e- mails. The court order issued by Kennedy, an appointee of President Clinton, is directed at maintaining backup tapes which contain copies of White House e-mails. 

The Federal Records Act details strict standards prohibiting the destruction of government documents including electronic messages, unless first approved by the archivist of the United States. 

Justice Department lawyers had urged the courts to accept a proposed White House declaration promising to preserve all backup tapes. 

“The judge decided that wasn’t enough,” said Anne Weismann, an attorney for CREW, which has gone to court over secrecy issues involving the Bush administration and has pursued ethical issues involving Republicans on Capitol Hill. 

The judge’s order “should stop any future destruction of e-mails, but the White House stopped archiving its e-mail in 2003 and we don’t know if some backup tapes for those e-mails were already taped over before we went to court. It’s a mystery,” said Meredith Fuchs, a lawyer for the National Security Archive. http://www.breitbart.com

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