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GOP Halts Effort to Retrieve White House E-Mails

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  1. weswelker#83

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    White House lost Over FIVE MILLION e-mails in two year period.
    GOP breaks promise, will not retrieve White House emails from 2001-2003; likely that e-mails during the first term of Bush admin, including those of Karl Rove, will never be recovered.

    "The result is a potentially enormous gap in the historical record," Waxman said, including the buildup to the Iraq war.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/26/AR2008022602312.html?hpid=topnews



    Band of crooks governing our country, and the World is watching and giggling.
     
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    What the heck is the difference, 500 million White House documents or $9 billion dollars missing in Iraq? And why are we discussing this when we can dis Obama on his patriotism.
     
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    Real World and Obi wan ,I know you are online .:D

    So what do you guys, think about this crime ?
     
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    I don't see any evidence of a crime being comitted. Faulty equipment or the unintentional misinterpretation of the rules pertaining to the handling of Emails at the White House do not meet the criteria of a crime being comitted. If it did someone would have been charged. As far as the GOP is concerned, they have no obligation under the law to either retain or restre those Emails. As a lawyer I would advise them not to based on the "witch hunt" atmoshphere that always is present in DC.
     
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    #15 Jersey

    Yea, its a witchunt. Hmmmmmmm, fault equipment. Constitution = piece of paper.
    Republican party in the next election...........TOAST.
     
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    Worst President AND Worst Administration... Ever.
    The next administration needs to restore the rule of LAW and see these people tried for obstruction of justice.
     
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    Instead of opinion can you point to a pertinent law that has been broken? It seems to me that you are implying that the next administration should have a hand in shaping the way that the Justice Department enforces the law. Is it your opinion that the Executive Office has the power to shape the way prosecutors choose cases to prosecute?
     
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    Well, considering the purges of U.S. Attorneys last year, George Bush sure seems to think so.
     
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    As do I. I just wanted to make sure if WES felt the same way.
     
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    Before I can answer the question, what specific crime are you referring to...? A bunch of politicians made a promise and then broke it... that's hardly a crime, and that's hardly something unique to the RNC...
     
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    So, you're buying the "faulty equipment" cover story? You're quite serious, aren't you?
     
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    Jimmy Carter says "hi".
     
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    Faulty equipment, misinterpitation of the rule(soung familiar?). Doesn't really matter unless it can be proven that the missing Emails were delelted with the intention of breaking the law.
     
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    #80 Jersey

    If any of the e-mails had to do with evidence, I'd say that a crime.




    I guess logic would point one to believe this:

    This is the same GOV'T that has a room on Brannon street in the SF government building that is collectiing ALL communications, emails, texts, phone calls. And somhow the only things they CAN'T find are from a few crucial years of communications from the white house?????

    funny how they can't get e-mails from the attorney firings, or right after 9-11.....its a-FRICKIN-mazing!

    come ON?

    If anything this is gross neglagence. If you stand back, its destruction of evidence.
     
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    If any of the e-mails had to do with evidence relating to a specific crime they've been accused of, then yes that's a crime. But what crime were they discussing in these e-mails..?

    What exactly have they done that is a crime...? Deleting e-mails is not a crime. It looks like they improperly used WH computers for RNC communications. Not exactly high crimes or misdemeanors...
     
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    #80 Jersey

    yes it is a crime to use WH e-mails for partisan reasons.

    http://oversight.house.gov/documents/20070328101414-35030.pdf

    it is there to protect YOU and I from having our tax dollars go tpo fund a political party etc.
     
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    So a bunch of Republicans used WH computers to talk about party politics when they should have been using their own personal computers to talk about party politics. Gotta tell ya I'm not really losing any sleep over that one.

    Tell us, were you this morally indignant when the Clinton administration vandalized all the WH computers on their way out of office...?
     
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    #80 Jersey

    you just compared possible destruction of evidence with a prank?

    the ignorant sleep well, 'tis bliss.
     
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    Ah the "doesn't matter, you can't prove it" model of right wing ratinale... We've seen it so many times before.

    Hard to prove something when the evidence has been destroyed. We need look no further than Plame-gate for that.
     
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    Bush probably thinks he can pardion himself...
     

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