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Bill
04-11-2007, 11:04 PM
You know those secret RNC servers the administration was using to hide it's "sensitive" emails from congress?

Looks like their sysadmin hit the "Hard delete, then rewrite the memory with random bits 10 times" button by mistake.

I'm sure this happens "all the time".

Poor butterfingers White House...

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/11/white_house_loses_se.html

"White House "loses" sensitive emails sent on illegal RNC server

The White House says that it "mishandled" compromising emails that had been sent through the Republican National Committee's mail-servers. The White House has been busted for using RNC servers as a means of hiding mails from subpoenas -- a practice that violates security protocols, putting sensitive information on unsecured commercial servers, bypassing the secure governmental servers that our tax dollars pay for.

The "mishandled" mails have mysteriously vanished and can't be retrieved. That's pretty convenient.

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The White House said Wednesday it had mishandled Republican Party-sponsored e-mail accounts used by nearly two dozen presidential aides, resulting in the loss of an undetermined number of e-mails concerning official White House business.

Congressional investigators looking into the administration's firing of eight federal prosecutors already had the nongovernmental e-mail accounts in their sights because some White House aides used them to help plan the U.S. attorneys' ouster. Democrats were questioning whether the use of the GOP-provided e-mail accounts was proof that the firings were political.
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