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14 million "missing" Bush White House emails found!


By NoMcSame - Posted on 31 January 2009

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.  

Here are the links:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/14/AR2009011401957_pf.html

http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/36240 

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.” 

I hate to agree with anything with someone named Dick, esp when this is descriptive, but I have always thought it strange that incriminating e-mails, files and memos were ever written.  it's like are they really that stupid?
I don't know.  The law says, that after they're transferred to the National Archives, there is a 5 year waiting period before citizens and journalists can access them.  2014: the truth comes out!!
I'm surprised more people aren't interested enough to comment on this thread.  Sometimes I wonder why I try.  

What do you want us to say?  Barely a half an hour has gone by and there are a lot of threads here.

I can say that I'm not personally that interested. I mean, I could say "Hey! that's good news and  it looks like the conspiracy theories are sometimes overblown afterall!"

But that's about it.

For the people who are chomping at the bit for investigations, etc., I'm sure there's more than enough material to go on. 

"For those who plan with audacity and execute with vigor,
progress is the magnificent by product." 

TinSoldier, I was actually just joking with the last line.  That was meant to be dramatic with a touch of sarcasm.  =).  But, well, I certainly do hope that Don Siegelman (Bush's former political prisoner lol kind of) is released from jail.  That can only happen after these investigations proceed, that's all.  

Okay -- it's hard to tell sometimes on line! :D

I know this stuff is important to a lot of people and I'm not trying to poo-poo it either.

You find a lot of interesting and important stories and post them here, and I think so even if I don't comment on all of them. 

"For those who plan with audacity and execute with vigor,
progress is the magnificent by product." 

NoMc, I think that right now, at the beginning of the Obama administration, with the economic situation etc, more people are focused on present problems and solutions, rather than looking back.  I'm not saying that this isn't an important issue, because it is.   But  President Obama has people working on this, and will make a wise decision as to what do to with the ugly truths about the Bush administration when the time comes.

I'm not sure most people realize just how bad the economy is.  They would not be worrying about the past if they really knew what a serious mess we are in.

Yea, but Rush is telling people that it really isn't so bad. ;-)  (The dittoheads need to learn to think for themselves.)

"(The dittoheads need to learn to think for themselves.)"

Use the brain that God gave you. What an absolutely novel concept!

It is certainly one that GWB didn't try.

 

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