Monday, January 21, 2008

Cheney emails missing from day leak probe started. Last week, House Oversight Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) revealed that the White House failed to preserve emails for at least 473 separate days. Waxman’s report said “Vice President Cheney’s office showed no electronic messages on 16 occasions from September 2003 to May 2005.” Among the sixteen days for which email are missing from Vice President Cheney’s office “is Sept. 30, 2003, the same day the day the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced they were investigating who outed former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson.”

UPDATE: CREW has produced a report analyzing the major national news events that were going on around the dates of the missing White House emails.

UPDATE II: Marcy Wheeler has more.

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