Bush Administration: It’s Hard Work Breakin’ the Law If We Gotta Keep Official Records

Brian Zick

Citizens for Responsiblity and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asks the question: "Did White House staffers violate Presidential Records Act by using outside e-mail addresses to conduct business?" White House staffers who dealt with with Jack Abramoff and the U.S. Attorney firings sent e-mails from outside addresses linked to the Republican National Committee (RNC) to circumvent the mandatory record-keeping system. Today, CREW sent a letter to Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), asking for an investigation into whether the White House has violated its mandatory record-keeping obligation under the Presidential Records Act (PRA).

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