White House: Millions of e-mails may be missing

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  1. White House: Millions of e-mails may be missing

    Millions of White House e-mails may be missing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged Friday. "I wouldn't rule out that there were a potential 5 million e-mails lost," Perino said. A liberal watchdog group alleges that over a two-year period official White House e-mail traffic for hundreds of days has vanished -- in possible violation of the federal Presidential Records Act.


    8O :roll:
  2. This is beginning to border on comical. It's like an episode of Spin City, only this happens to be real
  3. Chief_Joseph, why are you suprised? Like our own dear leader, your President has surrounded him self with the worst facets of "The American Dream". Between his vision of the world, and the failure to address domestic policy, you like the UK under Liabour will take some time for your country too recover and repair itself.

    The trail of deceit, lies and spin though! Much like here is starting to unravel faster than it can be spun!
  4. I wonder how many of them refer to Enron, or Wolfowitz, or Lewis Scooter Libby or any of the multitude of scandals that have occurred since this tw@ seized power.

    Then again, maybe it's an entirely innocent mistake. Bush pressed the delete button in one of his confused moments - it's easily done.
  5. This scandal will pay electoral dividends for Republicans in 2008.

    The perception is starting to build that Congressional Democrats have thus far been vengeful and petty - more interested in politics than an activist domestic policy, much less congressional hearings on the war - what went wrong, how to fix it and how to win it.

    The Lantos/Pelosi diplomacy tour played right into the perception that the Dems are weak on foreign policy. Democrats appear to have made the calculus that Lebanon must be sacrificed to Syria and that Iran should not be denied possession of nuclear weapons. Not surprisingly, UN and EU will once again be revealed as ineffectual.

    Hillary's nomination will assure Republican victory in 2008.

    Listen to this train wreck:


    You think perhaps we should just convert to Islam and get it over with?
  6. Lipo not everything is about the Muslims! Do you or do you not want honest goverment? Simple question! Simple answer?
  7. Let me get this right.

    The first accusation is that the Bush regime deliberately installed their own email servers into the Whitehouse and used them to avoid having to comply with Federal Law regarding data retention.

    The second accusation is that possibly these emails were deleted deliberately to avoid nasty paper trails become available at some unforseen moment.

    And you say this is going to damage the Democrats and help the GOP!
  8. Precisely.

    What piece of legislation has Congress passed under Pelosi's leadership? Only one: a pork-laden spending bill that unconsitutionally infringes on the President's war making powers.

    If Dems were so certain that America wants to leave Iraq, they'd pass a clean spending bill with no monies appropriated for the war.

    The shameless hypocrisy is not lost on the American people.
  9. This discussion about US Attorneys is idiotic. Congress has no business looking into it. The US Attorneys are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the President. He fired them for whatever reason and that is his right. Clinton sacked all US Attorneys when he came into office and there was never a stink made. Why? Because it was his perogative.

    The Democrats are playing a dangerous game and starting to set some very dangerous precedences that will come back to bit them when the majorities change hands.
  10. OK.

    So, what you're saying is, that the average american voter is not interested in the honesty, performance and ability of it's elected leaders, and whether the policies they choose and enact are right or successful.

    All he/she is interested in is what the spin masters can get them to believe is bad about the other party.
  11. Quite the oposite; remember one of the reasons the Republicans were booted was their association with Jack Abramoff, as well as their protection of pervert Congressman Mark Foley. The US Attorney investigation is a consequence of Dumb@rr$e's inept managerial ability
    more than corruption.
  12. One theory, but when you look at it the Republican base didn't turn out. They were feed up with the idiots running the Senate ala Frist and his band of merry morons.

    Mark Foley was a non-issue seeing that
    Negron replaced Foley, after Foley resigned, but Negron's name did not appear on the ballot. Instead all votes cast for Foley went to Negron. And still Negron only narrowly lost, by 1.8%

    The Jack Abramoff deal played little or no role as well since when eatly on it became apparent that the Dems were just as tied to Abramoff the media stopped covering the story
  13. Who said anything about surprise?
  14. The appointment of US Attorneys is by the President by and with the consent of Congress.

    Clinton relieved all US Attorneys on his first day in office and started with a clean deck. Good call - done cleanly and no-one objected or saw any problems with what he did.

    What Bush/Rove/Gonzales have done is to target specific US Attorneys (8 out of the total of 93) who were targeting corruption that was linked to the Republican heirarchy. In the case of Carol Lam the US Attorney for SoCal she was in the process of issuing search warrants and subpoenas that would have tied Abramoff with Duke Cunningham [already in jail] and also into Kyle "Dusty" Foggo who was a CIA manager. Carol Lam was fired and her replacement has not progressed the subpoenas or search warrants. Targeting US Attorneys for political purposes is illegal.

    The missing emails are problematic for the White House because the Republican apparatchiks were by-passing official communication channels by using GWB43.com. These channels were not secure and using them for official government business is illegal also. Congress is issuing subpoenas and it is likely that these emails will be recovered from some server system somewhere. It is doubly problematic for Turd Blossom because he has been busily destroying emails despite being officially instructed not to by the DoJ and by US Attorney Fitzpatrick during his successful prosecution of I. Scooter Libby.

    The next few weeks will be interesting particularly since the latest news is that Gonzales' personal assistant who has tried to invoke her 5th Amendment Rights has been told that she is to be granted immunity from prosecution. Immunity forced onto her by Congress will prevent her from pleading the 5th. What we are seeing here is the beginning of the end for BushCo. He has a 62% disapproval rating [not to be confused witha 38% approval rating....his approval rating is 31%], no credibility domestically and a widespread perception that he has headed the most corrupt and inept administration in living memory.