14 million "missing" Bush White House emails found!
Although they found the "missing" White House emails, the National Archives will be swamped with data and overwhelmed with information. Maybe that's the strategy: hidden in plain sight? What does everyone think? A couple of weeks ago, I reported how Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Archives and other non-partisan groups have sued Cheney's office to ensure he keeps his records and sadly enough, the judge dropped the suit because she said: "I take the vice-president at his word when he says he will turn over all his documents." I think we need a forensic account of just what exactly did happen the last eight years! Anyway, I just wanted everyone's take on the "found" email scandal/Cheney's court win with the records issue.
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One last gem for everyone:
A Cheney spokesman, Megan M. Mitchell, said that his office had been handing over records to the archives “for some time now” and that concerns about the vice president’s intentions were misplaced.
“We will do everything we can under the law to preserve records,” Ms. Mitchell said.
But J. William Leonard, who stepped down in January as the top archives official overseeing classified records, said there was ample reason for skepticism.
Mr. Leonard, who clashed while in government with the vice president’s office, noted a remark that Mr. Cheney made in September 2007, at the presidential library of Gerald R. Ford, for whom Mr. Cheney once worked as White House chief of staff.
“I’m told researchers like to come and dig through my files, to see if anything interesting turns up,” Mr. Cheney said. “I want to wish them luck, but the files are pretty thin. I learned early on that if you don’t want your memos to get you in trouble some day, just don’t write any.”