Oct 11, 2007

Citizen Heroes...

More Questions Over White House E-Mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ethics advocacy group asked a federal judge Thursday to order the White House to preserve tapes used to back up its e-mail system.

Asserting that the White House may not have kept copies of e-mails that are at the heart of a dispute over the Bush administration's record-keeping, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a motion asking for a court order to preserve computer backup tapes.

"The White House is refusing to confirm that they have maintained e-mail going back to the beginning of the administration as they are required by law to do," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.

The group placed on the public record two Justice Department letters stating that the White House is maintaining all backup tapes that were in the possession of the White House Office of Administration as of Sept. 25, 2007, the date CREW sued the Executive Office of the President in the e-mail controversy.

The private group asked the Justice Department for information about what backup tapes were in the White House's possession, but the Justice Department has not provided an explanation.

The possibility that backup tapes may not contain copies of all White House e-mail is a new dimension to the controversy, which first arose in early 2006. CREW alleges that millions of White House e-mails are missing, and that the backup tapes contained the lone remaining copies.

"At present the missing e-mail records exist only on backup tapes and other mediums, if at all," CREW said in its court filing. "Thus, those backup tapes contain the only copies of important historical evidence of this presidency."

CREW is entitled to a temporary restraining order to prevent any further document destruction, the group said in its filing with U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy, an appointee of President Clinton.

In the past, the White House has said it is aware that some e-mails may not have been automatically archived on a computer server for the Executive Office of the President and that the e-mails may have been preserved on backup tapes.

In response to the latest court filing, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said that because the matter is in court, he is referring to previous White Houses comments on the issue.

The White House has said that its Office of Administration is looking into whether there are e-mails that were not automatically archived and that if there is a problem, the necessary steps will be taken to address it.

The first indication of a problem came in nearly two years ago when special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald raised the possibility that records sought in the CIA leak investigation involving the outing of Valerie Plame could be missing because of an e-mail archiving problem at the White House.

The issue arose again this year amid the controversy over the firing of U.S. attorneys. Aides to Bush improperly used Republican Party-sponsored e-mail accounts for official business and an undetermined number of e-mails were lost.

21 Comments:

Anonymous inexpensive lipstick is lead free said...

Way to go Melonie Sloan and CREW:D She looks very nice on tele

8:36 PM  
Blogger jan said...

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10:49 PM  
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8:32 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

They had to go around Libby...Libby impeded the investigation
What about Dick

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Libby's lawyers argue that since the primary focus is on Libby's state of mind as to whether or not he intentionally lied, "decisions made by certain reporters and their attorneys to challenge grand jury subpoenas and contempt orders are not [relevant] to Mr. Libby's state of mind."

Libby's lawyers also seek to prevent the government from providing evidence that information from the National Intelligence Estimate was illegally disclosed, or that Valerie Plame's status with CIA was classified or covert and that disclosing Plame's status caused damage.

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald petitioned the court on Monday to exclude evidence or arguments regarding the government's decision not to file other charges against Libby or not to charge other people connected with the case.
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What do you suppose that intel report would show?

11:42 PM  
Anonymous what did satan say? said...

NYT 2005

Mr. Cheney was interviewed under oath by Mr. Fitzgerald last year.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous oprah wears bee antenae said...

Jerry and Jessica are Oprah.

MONDAY'S SHOW: Jerry Seinfeld and His Big Buzz

Jerry Seinfeld is here with the all-star cast of Bee Movie! See what
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Could Jerry and Jessica 'bee' the next 'Burns and Allen'.

It's time for a comedy couple.

Gracie and George dance with Astair

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Anonymous it is alive said...

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Blogger dream-soldier said...

Americans,
Wy don't you learn from our German past. Didn't you studied us? Do you have forgotten what we have done in the world? Do you believe, somethink like that could not happen to you?

USA is just on the way to fascism, a few some defend the democracie and human rights, just as in Germany at that time.

But Germany was not a world power at that time, as USA today pretends to be.

Do you see the same approach as in Germany, where the Jewish economic life was dominated, but later fell?

The same happened in the USA. The neocons use Judaism to enforce its policy. In the end they will destroy it, just as Hitler did. They will destroy breeds such as black and yellow. Do you know your history, as it happened with your indigenous people, the Indians?

Think of my words and acts. We Germans today can be an example to show our darkness and reprehensibility in the past.

Peace, love, light and to all people on earth a pleasure says a friend to the Americans.
From Germany, was born in 1950.
Dream-Soldier

8:18 PM  
Anonymous 'keeping the republic' said...

Dream Soldier,

I hope you are wrong about America's future.

Your comments are typical of many Europeans who are 'ossified' hardened in their opinion about race and religion.

There are significan differences between European fascism in the 20th Century and what's happening right now in the USA.

We are in the temporary grip of a madman [Bush] who claims his intentions are good, while his methods are evil.

We are the most educated work-force in the history of the world. We are the most racially and culturally diverse workforce in the history of the world.

Our problems can be overcome.

Each election is a revolution.

Celeste Aida

{{{{{Melanie Sloan & CREW}}}}}

12:42 AM  
Anonymous 100% american, for better or worse said...

Food for thought from you both...CA is right about each election being a revolution. But she must have forgotten about the machines-we're working on that. I love a laptop and blackberry-but we must return to paper ballots until we have something in place that we can ALL trust.
dream-soldier is right. Americans do not know enough of their own history, slightly more of Germany's. Mostly, the glorification of what America did to save the world-overlooking other expeditions, like the Indians and slaves. history should tell more of the good and the bad so we can make it better. i don't like the bad in my life, but some of it made me better. all of it made me more intuitive. love you all

7:54 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

NIST Admits Total Collapse Of Twin Towers Unexplainable

Duh...and Constitutional professor Turley said 911 was darned convenient for those wanting to eliminate privacy and other civil rights. Whatever could it all mean?

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Sniff, sniff Is that porkrind cooking too? Ugh!

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Anonymous naschkatze said...

Prissy, I put your bit of information about the American Institute for Standards and Technology up on Raw Story which is also covering the Turley remarks. Someone told me how to put up direct links, but I'm too lazy to try it out tonight so I was hoping you might want to. Raw Story is one of the few blogs to allow discussion of 9/11. BTW, I think you have a really good site yourself.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous wed.,10am et, mukasy on c-span said...

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On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirma-
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ney General. The confirmation hearing will re-air later that night at 10pm ET on C-SPAN2 and our coverage will continue during the week as necessary.
WEDS., C-SPAN3, 10AM ET,C-SPAN RADIO, C-SPAN.ORG internet.

CA

9:47 PM  
Anonymous imelda marcos'too much is just enough'award to said...

Jessica Seinfeld for giving Oprah 27 pair of shoes as a 'thank you note' for all that lovely publicity.
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes(+lyrics)

Celeste Aida

11:00 PM  
Anonymous same old shoes said...

REAGAN AND THE PHILIPPINES: Setting Marcos Adrift - New York Times

10:12 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Hi Naschkatze,

Thanks, glad you like the blog;)

Fellow bloggers and friends, please call your reps today and tell them Bushco better not veto needed benefits for troops...or else!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Aileen John said...

and don't forget to kill BOB P. BURNS AND ALL HIS FRIENDS.

---Aileen Aranzamendez-Large----by the way, BOB P. BURNS WORKED FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AS A DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL TECH, HE NOW WORKS FOR DARPA. If he or any of his friends cannot arrest me for writing this---what does that tell you about me? I AM NOT CRAZY. I AM ALLOWED TO WRITE THESE THINGS AND WHEN BOB P BURNS IS KIDAPPED, ALONG WITH HIS FRIENDS---that tells you that I am right all along.
So be smart and help me. I keep my promises.

DON'T FORGET MY NAME: AILEEN ARANZAMENDEZ-LARGE ALSO KNOWN AS AILEEN LARGE. if you googled and you read this---then be smart about it--the tech I am talking about is true and I will sue for billions of dollars with the others too.

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