Sunday, April 15, 2007

missing emails

Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to reopen his investigation of Karl Rove's role in disclosing Valerie Plame Wilson's status as a covert CIA operative in light of recent revelations about missing White House email.

Press reports indicate that Mr. Rove uses a Republican National Committee (RNC) email account for 95% of his communications. In addition, the RNC's counsel has admitted that all of Mr. Rove's emails prior to 2005 have been destroyed. Moreover, the White House has admitted that - as CREW reported yesterday - five million emails are missing from the White House servers. All of this raises serious questions about whether Mr. Rove knowingly destroyed evidence relevant to the Special Counsel's inquiry and whether Mr. Fitzgerald received all relevant documents.

Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director, said today, "It looks like Karl Rove may well have destroyed evidence that implicated him in the White House's orchestrated efforts to leak Valerie Plame Wilson's covert identity to the press in retaliation against her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson." Sloan continued, "Special Counsel Fitzgerald should immediately reopen his investigation into whether Rove took part in the leak as well as whether he obstructed justice in the ensuing leak investigation."


«—U®Anu§—» said...

No surprises here. Fitzgerald's investigation bore far less fruit than it should have. I'm not usually afflicted by big dreams or wishful thinking, but I really believed it was the gateway to bigger things. If Fitzgerald promised Rove immunity, this investigation won't go forward. I wonder if we'll ever know. Keep your fingers crossed: Abu Gonzo's hearing could definitely open another door.

rimone said...

i'm w/Uranus but re Gonzalez, i never heard of such a thing where the AG has to practise for like 5 hours beforehand, just to get down to the 'truth'.

.I wonder if we'll ever know.

i'm so not holding my breath here.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

The bit by Digby on Gonzales was funny, it said the staff was "exasperated" because he's having a lot of trouble with the facts and the timeline. My money's on his making some major blunders. It's a good thing the religious right has the DoJ infiltrated so ONCE AGAIN nothing can happen to a good, loyal Bushie.