It shouldnt matter whether theres a pubbie or a Dim in the WH - if the law says they have to archive the files, then they have to archive the files.
The article does offer this.. fwiw
“In the absence of a permanent archiving system, the White House has been archiving e-mails on White House servers since early in the administration.”
I can’t speak to the entirety but I do know that things do go bump in the night , even on well managed networks. (I may be making a leap that the workstations/computers affected are technically involved are all networked)
it may strike folks odd that standards today for retaining an archive for corporations is an automatic just to allow for proper discovery for any number of legal or other reasons, yet I don’t believe that same government does not currently require the same.
In fairness, technology can be a real bugger to blend in an environment like the federal or state government.
as to FR, I am not sure what legal requirement might apply for saving of data. I know I must have thousands of old mail still clogging up the servers but I believe we have that luxury by the design of the operators behind the scenes at the FR server farm.
as to others opinions, maybe some have bad experiences with email in general or see how it could be used as the basis of a witch hunt by either party .. when we have more important issues at hand to address.
as drudge is want to do sometimes..
If HUD could do it, the White House has no excuse. There’s no department more f-ed up than HUD.
You misunderstood or I wasn’t clear. Back when the Clinton WH was embroiled in its lost Email messages scandal, most everyone here excoriated the Clintons, and rightly so. Now that a Republican administration has done the same, or a similar, thing, many are ready to give Bush & Co the benefit of the doubt.
FR ought to treat corruption, and the appearance of corruption, equally, no matter who the President is.
That’s the point.