Thursday, April 12, 2007

Leahy: Missing RNC E-mails Are Like Nixon's 18-minute Gap

by Suzie-Q @ 2:24 PM MDT

Raw Story

"They say they have not been preserved. I don't believe that!" he proclaimed. "You can't erase e-mails, not today. They've gone through too many servers."

Leahy threatened further action in response to the news. "Those e-mails are there, they just don't want to produce them. We'll subpoena them if necessary."

The top Senate Democrat leading investigations into the dismissal of 8 U.S. Attorneys by the Justice Department is comparing e-mails lost by the Republican National Committee to President Richard Nixon's famous "18-minute gap" in White House tape recordings.

"Now we are learning that the 'off book' communications they were having about these actions, by using Republican political email addresses, have not been preserved," Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on the Senate floor.

He added, "Like the famous 18-minute gap in the Nixon White House tapes, it appears likely that key documentation has been erased or misplaced. This sounds like the Administration's version of 'the dog ate my homework.'"

The senator was referring to the Nixon White House tapes subpoenaed during the Watergate investigation. On one tape, there was an 18 1/2 minute gap. The former president's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, claimed responsibility for "accidentally" erasing 5 minutes of the recording, but not the remainder of the gap. Further investigations raised questions about the veracity of her testimony.


Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Justice is coming and his name is Senator Leahy! ;)

Get those orange jumpsuits ready!

Geezer Power said...

The Gov doesn't lose information. A guy who worked for the Gov. information office was just on the Ed Schultz show on Air America. He said they back up all of their info and files every 12 hours. He also said that they knew about going to war with Iraq before 911.
I didn't hear his name though

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Hey in the Military they used to have documents that had like 7 copies of a document..

This was before the Internet..

The E-mails are not lost..

Even deleted they can be recovered...


Geezer Power said...

Again! ROTFLOL ( :

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Watergate Part Deux!

Bush Repeats Nixon!

I'm not a crook!

Geezer Power said...

Someday there will be justice for the worst offence. Lying to the people who you are supposed to represent.

Geezer Power said...

hideoats amigos'...heading for town...G:

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

The E-mails are not lost..


We both know that and they know that..but they're scared because they've been bad boyz!!


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Anonymous said...

Hell no the emails are not lost. Get Fitzgerald on the job to throw their asses in jail till they come up with them. Start straight at the top!

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