Millions of emails from the administration of former President George W. Bush have been found.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – Approximately 22 million White House emails from the administration of former President George W. Bush that were previously stated to be missing have been recovered. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive announced the settlement of lawsuits Monday that had been filed against the former president’s office approximately two years ago in connection with the email findings.
As noted in the report, the missing emails are part of controversy over the record keeping system of the previous administration. Meredith Fuchs, general counsel to the National Security Archive, is quoted by the AP as stating of the matter, “many poor choices were made during the Bush administration and there was little concern about the availability of e-mail records despite the fact that they were contending with regular subpoenas for records and had a legal obligation to preserve their records.”
Anne Weismann, chief counsel for CREW, is further quoted in the report as stating that the mass number of emails “would never have been found but for our lawsuits and pressure from Capitol Hill… It was only then that they did this reanalysis and found as a result that there were 22 million e-mails that they were unable to account for before.”
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