WASHINGTON – Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the Obama administration is searching for dozens more days' worth of potentially lost e-mail from the Bush years, according to two groups that filed suit over the failure by the Bush White House to install an electronic record keeping system.
The two private groups — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive — said Monday they were settling the lawsuits they filed against the Executive Office of the President in 2007.
It will be years before the public sees any of the recovered e-mails because they will now go through the National Archives' process for releasing presidential and agency records. Presidential records of the Bush administration won't be available until 2014 at the earliest.
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Answer by 29again at 7:02 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
Good. Something lost has been found. But I have to say, when Obama said that he wanted to have a more open and transparent administration, I was really hoping he also meant that about his own administration, not just admin. past. I guess transparency is only good when it's all about someone else. Go figure.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:08 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:35 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
This is from a lawsuit and has nothing to do with the Obama admin. They didn't just go through this, this has been in the works since 2007 and surrouds the time of the CIA leak case
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:51 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
My thought is, "Why is this an issue?"
Because 22 MILLION E-Mails that were supposed to be turned over during a criminal investigation "disappeared"
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:53 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:04 PM on Dec. 14, 2009