Friday, April 13, 2007

White House Says Documents Are Missing

Congress has recently approved more subpoenas in the case of the fired Federal Attorneys, but the White House now says that many of the e-mails have conveniently gone missing. Also see story from the Washington Post.

Apparently the criminal organization in the White House has been using private back-channel e-mail services, set up by the RNC, for official government business (in violation of the Hatch Act). Part of the back-channel system involves purging e-mails (in violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978). Several of the e-mails just happen to pertain to the Congressional investigation into the motives involved in the firings of 8 U.S. Attorneys.

But Patrick Leahy, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, says that he doesn't believe the White House and will push to have the e-mails recovered.

I sense a cover-up here. There must be something that they want to hide. However, I doubt if the Congress will be able to get to the bottom of what the White House has been up to. As I stated in an earlier post, Bush & Co. operate like a Mob organization....covering their tracks, using back-channel communications, etc.

However, Congress could pass more laws making it harder for White House officials to use back-channel communications and could stiffen the panalties for violations of laws like the Presidential Records Act.


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