posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 09:40 PM
How much Kool aid did you drink,Blue Triangle?
I advise you to go to the C.R.E.W> website to see where the allegations of criminal offenses probably have taken place.
5 million emails deleted and they can't be retrieved. How stupid are these people? It's a gap, don't you get it.
Read this and maybe you will understand. If you are a Bush loyalist or a republican you are about to face the biggest LIE in what you invested. People
so incompetent they left a huge gap for the whole world to see.
You are playing with semantics,Blue Triangle. I urge you to look at the outline of Without a Trace. It's damaging and it's alot worse than leaking a
CIA agent's operative identity. And it makes Sandy Berger look like Elmo in comparison. The president you chose is not one who comprehends law at
all. And it's not wise to go to bat for him,Blue Triangle. Wake up Man. Because it's alot worse than you realize. Cover up,manipulation and more
lies than you can shake a stick at.
WITHOUT A TRACE covers the following areas:
Presidential Records Act (PRA): Enacted in 1978, requires the president to preserve all presidential records, which are defined as those records
relating to the “activities, deliberations, decisions, and policies that reflect the performance of [the president’s] constitutional, statutory,
or other official or ceremonial duties. . .”
Clinton Administration Policy: In 1993, then-Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary John Podesta sent a memo to all presidential staff
explaining that the PRA required all staff members to maintain all records, including emails. Podesta stated that the use of external email networks
was prohibited because records would not be saved as required. The 1997 White House Manual and a 2000 memo issued by Mark Lindsay, then Assistant to
the President for Management and Administration echoed this policy, requiring staff to use only the White House email system for official
Bush Administration Policy: The Bush Administration has refused to make public its record-keeping policy. A confidential source provided CREW with a
2002 document indicating the use of “non-EOP messaging-enabled mechanisms should not be used for official business.”
Bush Administration Practice: In the wake of the scandals surrounding Jack Abramoff and the fired U.S. Attorneys, emails were released showing that
top White House staffers routinely used Republican National Committee (RNC) email accounts to conduct official business. For example, J. Scott
Jennings, White House Deputy Political Director, used an RNC account to communicate with the former chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales regarding the appointments of new U.S. Attorneys. Similarly, Susan Ralston, a former aide to Karl Rove, used RNC email accounts to
communicate with Abramoff about appointments to the Department of the Interior.
PRA Violations: 1) The administration failed to implement adequate record-keeping systems to archive presidential email records;
2) two confidential sources independently informed CREW that the administration abandoned a plan to recover more than five million missing emails;
3) White House staff used outside email accounts to conduct presidential business, ensuring that emails were not adequately preserved. In fact, former
Abramoff associate Kevin Ring said in an email to Abramoff that Ralston had told him not to send emails to her official White House account “because
it might actually limit what they can do to help us, especially since there could be lawsuits, etc.”
Hatch Act Excuse: The administration has claimed that Rove, Jennings and other staffers use RNC accounts to avoid violating the Hatch Act. This is
untrue. The Hatch Act prohibits White House staff from using official resources for purely “political” purposes. “Political” refers to the
president’s role as either a candidate for office or as the leader of his party. Email communications regarding presidential appointments for U.S.
Attorney and Interior Department positions clearly fall within the PRA as making appointment is an official presidential function and does not relate
to the president’s role as party leader.
*** Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials
accountable for their actions.
Did you happen to listen to Dana Perino today? Trainwreck, BlueTriangle. And it's going to get worse than Plame or Lewinski debacle ever did.
And that gap is so damaging there's nothing anyone can do to spin it.
[edit on 12-4-2007 by MRGERBIK]