by anthony @ 16:37 BST
The Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2007 at 05:55 PM
White House Email Controversy Grows: Thousands Of Messages May Be "Lost"
The White House said today that it may have lost what could amount to thousands of messages sent through a private e-mail system used by political guru Karl Rove and at least 50 other top officials, an admission that stirred anger and dismay among congressional investigators.
The e-mails were considered potentially critical evidence in congressional inquiries launched by Democrats into the role partisan politics may have played in such policy decisions as the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.