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White House Trying to Impede Email Investigation

Brian Zick

Think Progress reports: In a letter to the RNC, Emmet Flood, a special counsel to President Bush, “today again raised the possibility of an executive-privilege claim on e-mails and other documents from private e-mail accounts used by senior White House officials” but controlled by the RNC. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) called the request “extreme and unnecessary” and said it was “a clear attempt, on the Administration’s part, to delay this process and keep the wheels of Justice turning slowly.” Of course, if there is any illegality ultimately discovered when they lose the argument, this coverup behavior succeeds only in extending the statute of limitations.

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