"According to the Presidential Records Act, White House officials are obliged to keep and preserve all communications which they send on official government business. But some 88 Bush officials ignored this law. Instead, they used addresses supplied by the Republican National Committee (RNC), which raises funds and promotes the Republican Party.Investigators find secret White House email accounts | The Register
It also appears that White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales knew officials were using these accounts for official communications but did nothing about it.
The committee first learnt of the parallel email system when investigating which White House officials had contact with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Karl Rove's PA, Susan Ralston, sent an email to Abramoff's associate Todd Boulanger, which said: "I now have an RNC BlackBerry which you can use to email me at any
time. No security issues like my WH email.""
This administration was purposely hiding things from the American public, things we have the legal right to know. Not so many years ago these same folks were saying "letter of the law" when it came to Clinton's affair. Now they are flaunting the law for much more serious issues.
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