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White House E-mail Goes Missing

August 21, 2008


It appears that the White House is missing as many as 225 days of e-mail dating back to 2003.

From the Associated Press:

A nine-page outline of the White House’s e-mail problems invites companies to bid on a project to recover the missing electronic messages.

The work would be carried out through April 19, 2009, according to the Office of Administration request for contractors’ proposals, which was dated June 20.

At a hearing on Capitol Hill in February, the White House told Congress it was trying to determine how many e-mails were missing. An earlier analysis from 2005 estimated the number of days of missing e-mails at 473 over a period of 20 months.

While the higher number would appear to suggest the White House has found a large amount of previously missing e-mail, that may not necessarily be the case. Industry experts say it is unclear from the brief description in the draft document whether the missing-day measurements in that document and those in the earlier analysis can be compared.

Well, at least the President won’t have to worry about this while he’s in office. It does raise an interesting question though: Where did the e-mail go? (And please don’t say we’ll find it with the weapons of mass destruction. Ha Ha!). Thoughts?