White House ordered to search employee computers for missing e-mails

A federal court ordered on Wednesday all employees working in the Bush White House to surrender media that might contain e-mails sent or received during a two and a half year period in hope of locating missing messages before President-elect Barack Obama takes over next week.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted an emergency motion to extend an order to protect missing White House e-mails. The Bush administration has been under fire since a 2005 analysis identified a period of more than 700 days during which the number of White House e-mails were either unrealistically low or nonexistent.

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Can you imagine..

They have to go through all the personal emails on what's for dinner as well. Fun job. I volunteer Blake.

I volunteer Blake.

I do too! Sounds like a fun gig

If you're going that far

LISTen's audio engineer used to work for an on-site support service contractor at a federal science agency. He was a computer technician handling systems from SPARCStations to Macintoshes to PCs to strange mutant things created for particular science experiment purposes. I'd throw him at the problem since he knows a wee bit about how federales care for and feed their computer equipment.
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Missing E-mail

"that might contain e-mails sent or received during a two and a half year period in hope of locating missing messages"

"Missing", now how could that possibly happen? Wouldn't something supposedly so "sensitive" not have been deleted and saved someplace else on the PC of the person it was sent to?

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