Archive Sues to Recover 5 Million Missing White House E-mails

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 5, 2007

Follow up to previous postings on missing White House e-mails and violations of the Presidential Records Act, this press release: “The National Security Archive today sued the White House seeking the recovery and preservation of more than 5 million White House e-mail messages that were apparently deleted from White House computers between March 2003 and October 2005. The lawsuit filed this morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia names as defendants the Executive Office of the President and its components that are subject to the Federal Records Act, including the White House Office of Administration (OA), and the National Archives and Records Administration (which is responsible for long-term preservation of federal and presidential records), under the records laws and the Administrative Procedure Act.”

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