June 17, 2007

Countdown-Rove-Emails On "Countdown", David Shuster talks about a preliminary House Oversight Committee report on possible violations of the Presidential Records Act by the White House and White House officials. The report shows a coordinated, widespread pattern of using RNC e-mail servers to conduct government business, with hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions of those e-mails having been destroyed--all illegally.

Initially, it was not known how many White House officials were involved, but the new report reveals that in addition to Karl Rove, Andy Card, Ken Mehlman, Alberto Gonzales and as many as 88 other White House officials are involved, with many e-mail accounts being completely wiped out.

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Also involved in this scandal is former Rove aide, Susan Ralston, who stepped down last month and has invoked her fifth amendment rights. On May 10th of this year, the House Oversight Committee deposed Ralston on this and other matters which yielded some very interesting information. You can read the transcript of that deposition here.

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