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Millions Of Missing Bush Emails Found

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posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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Millions of missing Bush admin. e-mails found
Computer technicians have uncovered 22 million messages believed lost
NBC

breaking news

updated 15 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Two nonprofit groups say that computer technicians have found 22 million White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush.

The two groups say the electronic messages were previously mislabeled and effectively lost.

An announcement Monday by the two groups is the latest development in a controversy that surrounded the failure by the Bush White House to install an electronic recordkeeping




posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Story continues below ↓

The two private organizations — the National Security Archive and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington — say they are settling lawsuits that they filed against the Executive Office of the President in 2007.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Great find OP

Thats a heck of a lot of emails. I don't suppose they'll will contain earth shattering information but still twenty-two million? Might be an interesting look at Whitehouse correspondance. Who wants, to volunteer to sift through them?


Cheers



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Sadly these won't contain any of the emails the white house was sending/receiving through Mr. Connelly's RNC servers, and not through the official .gov servers.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Thanks, and put me in as a volunteer, after all I'm from Tenn. anyway... I'm sure it's gonna be interesting



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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But, but, will they find, Obama's birth certificate, because, um, he's a commie, fascist, socialist, Nazi community organizer, and, Bush is old news, and besides, the world started on January, 2009, and anything that happened before that didn't actually happen.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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good find S&F for you. I wonder what kind of goodies those things hold bet theres all kind of incriminating evidence i hope so anyways lol. Jail Bush for life hoorah



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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22 million?

wow thats a lot of e-mails.

So how many monkeys will we need to sift through them all?



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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Wow!
great that they were found again by these technicians!


I would love to see what is written in those "missing" emails


There could surely be some interesting emails among all of them!

But i'm not holding my breath that we'll ever see the juicy part of them in public, they'll probably be classed as a matter of U.S national security?



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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Link to the Article please.

Interesting find, I doubt there will be anything of worth in there though. All the super secret stuff they wouldn't communicate through e-mail, although some interesting leads my pop up though.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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home actions Administration & Lobbying Amicus Briefs FEC Complaints FOIA Requests House Ethics Senate Ethics IRS Complaints Lawsuits Requests for Investigation projects Online Projects Reports about Contact Tipline CREW Crew Jobs at CREW news CREW in the News News Releases Advisories Multimedia Clips Media Kit Ethics in the News Syndicated Content CREW Newsletter blogs CREW Blog Corporate Crackdown Blog donate search:
CREW AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SETTLE LAWSUIT OVER MISSING BUSH WHITE HOUSE EMAILS
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Matt Jacob // 202.408.5565

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More Related Multimedia »14 Dec 2009 // Washington, D.C. - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive (NSA) reached a final settlement of their long-running lawsuits challenging the failure of the Bush White House and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to take any action after confronted with evidence that millions of emails had gone missing from Bush White House servers over a two and one-half year period. The lawsuits followed CREW’s revelation in April 2008 that the White House had discovered the problem in the fall of 2005. Nevertheless, the Bush White House failed to recover or restore the missing emails and knowingly continued to use a broken system for preserving electronic records.

Under the terms of the settlement, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) will restore a total of 94 days of missing emails, which will then be sent to NARA for preservation and eventual access under either the Presidential Records Act or the Federal Records Act. The dates for restoration were chosen based on email volume and external events because there simply was not enough money to restore all the missing emails. In addition, the EOP will continue to provide CREW and the NSA with records documenting the missing email problem, the response of the Bush White House to that problem, and the options the Bush White House considered for preserving electronic records, but inexplicably rejected.

To date, the Obama White House has produced thousands of pages of documents relating to these issues, all of which CREW has posted on www.governmentdocs.org. Finally, the EOP will be providing a publicly releasable description of the system it now uses to manage and preserve electronic records, including its email archiving and backup systems. CREW and the NSA will then dismiss their lawsuits.

Documents produced so far show the Bush White House was lying when officials claimed no emails were ever missing. The record now proves incontrovertibly that Bush administration officials deliberately ignored the problem and, in fact, knowingly allowed it to worsen. Some questions remain unanswered. Why, after the Office of Administration told then-White House Counsel Harriet Miers about the problem and presented her with a plan to restore the emails, did she do nothing? Why did the White House abandon -- at the last minute -- a system it had developed to manage and preserve electronic records, despite having spent millions to create it? Did the Bush White House properly respond to requests for records from the Department of Justice and Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald during the investigation into the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson’s covert CIA identity?

Melanie Sloan, CREW’s Executive Director, said, “We may never know exactly what happened to all the missing emails, and which Bush administration officials were involved in the coverup, but we do know the American public never got the full story.” After the Obama administration produces all the promised records, CREW will release a report, providing as much detail as possible. Sloan continued, “The Obama administration, which inherited the lawsuits and the dysfunctional White House email system, has done a terrific job straightening out the mess. Thanks to the Obama White House, a critical part of our nation’s missing history will be restored. This is yet another example of the administration living up to its promise of accountability and transparency.”

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posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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I'm praying they find at least a little of dirt that we know is there. Perhaps there is justice in this world even if it may come a bit late. Great find!



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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reply to post by Asktheanimals
 


Thanks, I too look forward to this event.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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As a devil's advocate I pose a question....What if they find no incriminating evidence or that 'gotcha!' email?

It is also the same question I pose to the other side regarding President Obama, what if there is nothing? What will you do with your hatred then?



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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Gee, wonder what obama's gonna do now that they've "found" these missing e-mails for a distraction.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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nothing is going to be revealed...count on it...too much money= too much power=nothing in those e-mails to incriminate W of anything.



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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22 million e-mails!? tha'ts alot of data, how many gigs of info is it, it seems unlikely that that amount of info can be misplaced....more like they cleaned out anything bad, then "found it". As if no one would notice a bunch of filled harddrives?



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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“The Obama administration, which inherited the lawsuits and the dysfunctional White House email system, has done a terrific job straightening out the mess. Thanks to the Obama White House, a critical part of our nation’s missing history will be restored. This is yet another example of the administration living up to its promise of accountability and transparency.”


That's a start on transparency and change in our government, but if we never get to see the emails that is not really restoring accountability and transparency, that is making it look like you did to the public.

How about releasing all government technology to th U.S. public? New tecnology, new businesses = jobs.

How about full transparency on why we are still in a war and let us vote if we want to continue?




[edit on 14-12-2009 by tooo many pills]



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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The emails are 95% online receipts, 3% spam and 2% lolmail. Bush has a runescape account and played the mage arena everyday while in office....He also had a tendency to use government funds to buy goodies from ebay...I believe that's where he bought his "reptillian shape-shifter contacts"...



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