Where Have All the Emails Gone?

This post, written by Steven Reynolds, originally appeared on the All Spin Zone

This will sound naive, for sure, but why isn't anyone talking about sending someone to jail for breaking the law? Yeah, I know Richard said it first, but it can't be said often enough. 88 people in the White House used the RNC and the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign email systems in order to hide what they were doing and circumvent the law. And you can bet that nobody will take responsibility in this White House. From the Oversight Committee (Lots of goodies at The Gavel and ThinkProgress, as well.):
The Presidential Records Act requires the President to "take all such steps as may be necessary to assure that the activities, deliberations, decisions, and policies that reflect the performance of his constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties are adequately documented ... and maintained as Presidential records." To implement this legal requirement, the White House Counsel issued clear written policies in February 2001 instructing White House staff to use only the official White House e-mail system for official communications and to retain any official e-mails they received on a nongovernmental account.
The evidence obtained by the Committee indicates that White House officials used their RNC e-mail accounts in a manner that circumvented these requirements. At this point in the investigation, it is not possible to determine precisely how many presidential records may have been destroyed by the RNC. Given the heavy reliance by White House officials on RNC e-mail accounts, the high rank of the White House officials involved, and the large quantity of missing e-mails, the potential violation of the Presidential Records Act may be extensive.
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