Friday, February 03, 2006

Musings 106--The lost E-mails of the Bushies

It does not seem to be getting in play, but Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald mentioned in a letter to Scotter Libby's lawyers that they knew there were e-mails that were gone from the archives of both the president and vice-president. (See Link) You may remember that I. Lewis "Scotter" Libby, an ex advisor to VP Cheney, is charged with lying to prosecutors about where he got information on the outing of CIA Agent Valerie Plame

If you go to the above link and then click on letter, you find the letter to Libby's lawyers. If you go to the last page, you find this telling paragraph:

"We are aware of no evidence pertinent to the charges against defendant Libby which has been destroyed. In an abundance of caution, we advise you that we have learned that not all email of the Office of Vice President and the Executive Office of President for certain time periods in 2003 was preserved through the normal achieving process on the White House computer system."

Personally, I think that this sounds an awful lot like the gap in the Nixon tapes from bygone days.

The major media outlets have said very little about this. If e-mails were destroyed, then someone in the Bushie Administration is guilty of tapering with evidence. Of course, it could have been an accident--but not likely.


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