White House “Mishandles” Emails In Attorney Probe

You probably haven’t heard about this, since the media is hyper-focused on the fact that a decrepit shock-jock said something shocking….

One of the things that the Congressional investigation into the firing of the US Attorneys has uncovered is that White House aids were using email accounts supplied by the RNC to discuss this stuff….email accounts which, conveniently enough, bypass the archiving requirement on all White House communications.

Well, Congress found out about those email accounts during their investigation (the use of RNC-provided exterior email accounts also came up during the Abramoff investigation), and requested those records as well.

Yesterday, the AP reported (in a story that appeared in a few minor locations — such as this linked story from the Fort Wayne journal-gazette,):

“The White House said Wednesday it had mishandled Republican Party-sponsored e-mail accounts used by nearly two dozen presidential aides, resulting in the loss of an undetermined number of e-mails concerning official White House business.

Deleted. Gone.

Edit: Apparently, the story is starting to be picked up today — see comments.

Suddenly, As Clear As….Rock.

One of life’s mysteries solved….

Regular readers may recall that on Tuesday, I was hit by the non-sequitor question “Are you a geologist?”

Today, arriving at my usual spot on campus for my Tuesday-Thursday writing sessions, I find signs proclaiming it as the site of the regional conference of the Geological Society of America. Various academic types emblazoned with name-badges abound.

The sequitor is suddenly a lot less nonny.