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White House Has No Comprehensive Email Archive

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

White Email Archive

Washington Post:

For years, the Bush administration has relied on an inadequate archiving system for storing the millions of e-mails sent through White House servers, despite court orders and statutes requiring the preservation of such records, according to documents and technical experts.

President Bush's White House early on scrapped a custom archiving system that the Clinton administration had adopted under a federal court order. From 2001 to 2003, the Bush White House also recorded over computer backup tapes that provided a last line of defense for preserving e-mails, even though a similar practice landed the Clinton administration in legal trouble.

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Filed by Will Thomas  |