Monday, December 14, 2009

Lawyer Up, Bitches!



Let's take a trip in Mister Peabody's Wayback Machine. Set the dial all the way back to April of 2007, the ass-covering death throes of the Bush Administration.

Story Highlights
• NEW: White House spokeswoman says 5 million official e-mails may be missing
• White House admits it should have kept e-mails on private GOP system
• Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee doubts e-mails are deleted
• Committee investigating whether U.S. attorneys' firings were politically motivated

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Millions of White House e-mails may be missing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged Friday.

"I wouldn't rule out that there were a potential 5 million e-mails lost," Perino told reporters.

The administration was already facing sharp questions about whether top presidential advisers including Karl Rove improperly used Republican National Committee e-mail that the White House said later disappeared.

The latest comments were a response to a new report from a liberal watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), alleging that over a two-year period official White House e-mail traffic for hundreds of days has vanished -- in possible violation of the federal Presidential Records Act. (Watch CREW's comments on the missing messages )

"This story is really now a two-part issue," CREW's Melanie Sloan told CNN. "First there's the use of the RNC e-mail server that's inappropriate by White House officials and secondly we've also learned that there were between March of 2003 and October of 2005 apparently over 5 million e-mail that were not preserved and these are e-mail on the regular White House server."

E-mails sought by special prosecutor also missing

Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the CIA leak case, disclosed last year that some White House e-mails in 2003 were not saved as standard procedure dictated.

In a January 23, 2006, letter to the defense team of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Fitzgerald wrote: "We advise you that we have learned that not all e-mail of the Office of Vice President and the Executive Office of President for certain time periods in 2003 was preserved through the normal archiving process on the White House computer system."

Democrats charge this raises questions about whether the public has gotten the full story on everything from the CIA leak case to the fired U.S. attorneys controversy.

"The biggest problem here is really that here is a White House that is deliberately violating an existing statute that requires them to preserve all records," said Sloan. "And we have significant evidence now both from the RNC e-mail and the White House e-mail that are missing that the White House was using every means possible to avoid complying with the law."

Well guess what motherfuckers? Floor the flux capacitor and Return to the Future!

Millions of Bush administration e-mails recovered

Washington (CNN) -- Computer technicians have recovered about 22 million Bush administration e-mails that the Bush White House had said were missing, two watchdog groups that sued over the documents announced Monday.

The e-mails date from 2003 to 2005, and had been "mislabeled and effectively lost," according to the National Security Archive, a research group based at George Washington University. But Melanie Sloan, executive director of the liberal-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said it could be years before most of the e-mails are made public

The e-mail controversy dates back to the Bush administration's 2006 firing of the top federal prosecutors in nine cities. After congressional committees demanded the administration produce documents related to the firings, the White House said millions of e-mails might have been lost from its servers. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive sued over the issue in 2007, arguing the Bush administration violated federal laws that require presidential records to be preserved.

Court records have shown that the Bush administration knew about the e-mail problems as far back as 2005 and did nothing to fix them, Sloan said.

"They never made an effort to restore them," she said."

The Bushies must have been using a Faith Based File Deletion system. They probably had a bunch of hand-holding Fundies in the server farm praying "please, Dear Baby Jeebus, make this shit go away".

Fucking idiots.

I can't wait to see what presidential historians and ambitious prosecutors can mine from this data.

There WILL be some fuckers going to prison.



Lawyer up, bitches!

5 comments:

Web Rambler said...

Wouldn't it be great to see bastards like Bush and Cheney go to prison?

Logtar said...

Its funny because its true!

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Who cares? Not the nearly 20% of people who are out of work. Not the people who watch their taxes go to build turtle crossings in Florida while they're standing in the unemployment line.

Maybe you should worry about a tax cheat who waltzes around Congress creating your tax laws while evading his own taxes ! Or, maybe you should worry about the deficit which your party is driving into oblivion. Or, maybe you should worry about your employer dropping your health insurance for a yearly fee of $750 and all of a sudden you'll be at the mercy of the premiums the government charges, and you probably won't get a subsidy either - you might run the numbers on that one and see how you come out.

And, by the way, have you ever heard of the presumption of innocence or are you so blinded by your hatred of Bush that nothing else matters?

I Travel for JOOLS said...

I meant to say "debt", not deficit although that's horrible too.

Winston Smith said...

He's an atheist, "I Travel".

You need to remember that to hip guy, what applies to YOU does not apply to THEM.

That's the first principle of atheism.