Monday, April 09, 2007
The White House E-Mail Troubles
The Presidential Records Act made Presidential records including e-mail public domain. By using off site GOP e-mail systems and avoiding the official White House E-Mail system did the Bush administration violate the law? It would appear they did because this was a deliberate attempt to circumvent the law and not allow their E-mails to be part of the public record. It seems the one major mistake they made was being caught. It will be highly unlikely that Presidential Privilege can be claimed on these e-mails. Its nice to see the rats caught up in their own web of deceit. When will the lies and deceit of this administration finally cause it to crumble? Why were lies about personal behavior during the Clinton years so horrible yet the same people who called for the impeachment of President Clinton have remained noticeably silent or have defended this administration. I am the only one who sees the hypocrisy. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, last week formally requested access to broad categories of RNC-White House e-mails. I for one would be very interested in reading these e-mails. Who knows what other illegalities would be uncovered? It is nice to finally have oversight of an executive branch gone wild.