Friday, March 23, 2007

Oh, the obstructions!

As evidence mounts that this White House is obstructing justice to hide a more sinister enterprise than anyone has imagined, this is an important piece to add to the puzzle.

Cannonfire analyzes an obscure detail CREW uncovered in the document dump: a few "internal" emails that slipped into the pile were sent through a server owned by the Republican Party and circumvented automated goverment archiving.

More importantly, that server is owned by one of the main electronic black-box vote companies that has been scamming elections in anti-democratic magnitude since at least 2000.

GWB43 is the name of an internet server owned by the Republican National Committee.

Oddly enough, communications revealed in the course of the Great U.S. Attorney Purge document dump reveal that key figures within the administration used such email addresses as

The White House has its own internal email system, ending in the .gov suffix, as mandated by the Presidential Records Act. As Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) notes:

CREW has learned that to fulfill its statutory obligations under the PRA, the White House email system automatically copies all messages created by staff and sends them to the White House Office of Records Management for archiving. It appears that the White House deliberately bypassed the automatic archiving function of its own email system that was designed to ensure compliance with the PRA.

So why are White House personnel using private email addresses to bypass this system?

A not-unrelated question: Did Patrick Fitzgerald know about this bypass when he subpoenaed White House emails pursuant to the Plamegate investigation?
No, Tony Snow pleads, nothing wrong with firing our U.S. attorneys not doing Republican bidding, most normal thing in the world. Nope, nothing to see here folks, move along, move along.

Believe me, Cannonfire's post just gets jucier and jucier from there. It's today's must read.

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