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Olbermann Debunks White House E-Mail Claims

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

Keith Olbermann interviews a computer forensics expert, who explains various ways the White House might uncover those pesky missing e-mails. All in all, the chances that up to 5 million e-mails have completely disappeared are very slim.

The moral of the story: If you’re going to blame technology, you’d better know what you’re talking about first.

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(h/t: politicstv)


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By 911 student, April 19, 2007 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment
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All in all, the chances that up to 5 million e-mails have completely disappeared are very slim.

Slimmer than the chances of all congresscritters (of all parties) having completely ignored the fact that President Bush has twice voluntarily revealed that he was, via video, in the loop on the very beginning of the supposedly-surprise 9/11 attack, which he watched unfold, on TV, before going on with his photo-op as if nothing had happened?  And which is more revealing, the content of Bush’s remarkable revealing statements, or the way Democrats just pretend like Bush never made them?

Are the chances of many emails disappearing also slimmer than the chances that no one in the government or media ever noticed that the guy in the government’s “Osama ‘confession’ video” neither looks nor acts like any other images of Osama we’ve ever been shown?

How many times must we catch our government lying to us about 9/11 before we catch on?

How many times must we see stories about deleted emails taking precedence over the horrible huge truths about 9/11 before we catch on?

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By dale Headley, April 19, 2007 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment
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And, of course, the 18 missing minutes of Richard Nixon’s taped conversations were “accidentally” deleted.  The hubris of Republicans in thinking they can hide their misdeeds so easily is mind-bending.

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By Jeanne, April 17, 2007 at 7:20 pm Link to this comment
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As usual, the Bush administration just sounds stupid. You’d think the President would have people who know how to retreave ‘lost’ emails so why use the excuse? It just sounds ignorant, so ignorant that it’s laughable.

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By republicanSScareme, April 17, 2007 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment
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Let’s hope these e-mais will mean the death of the Bush Mis-Administration just as the tapes were the death of the Tricky Dick Administration.

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By cann4ing, April 17, 2007 at 4:56 pm Link to this comment

All these years and we still haven’t moved past Rosemarie Woods and the 18 minute gap in the Nixon tapes.

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By QuyTran, April 17, 2007 at 2:46 pm Link to this comment

I forgot one question that’s whereabout Homeland Security Secretary ? Was he busy with his mistress ?

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By QuyTran, April 17, 2007 at 2:44 pm Link to this comment

According to a computer scientist it is absolutely impossible that the White House could lose E-Mails as its inner circles denied. If thousands of E-Mails have disappeared, this can only be a deliberate act and positively require an expert cooperation of a senior computer systems pros.

The White House considers all of us to be brainless like its circles with a such denial that nobody could buy. Just ask Rove and his damned staffers eveything will be clear, if not just hang all of them high !

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By Greg Bacon, April 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm Link to this comment

Who’s to say the emails aren’t missing?

After all, when one has the proverbial 900 pound gorilla that goes by the name National Security Agency at their beck and call, then the emails are probably missing.

Missing as in deliberately wiped out from servers and hard drives, courtesy of the NSA.

Since the NSA has been tasked by King George to “sneak and peek” at email, it would be rather easy to wipe out those pesky emails, especially when they knew the outgoing and incoming email addresses.

BTW, does anyone know the time and date of the coronation of King George?

And will new “brownshirts” be issued to all suckups or will the one they already have be OK for formal wear?

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By LANCE, April 17, 2007 at 9:00 am Link to this comment
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The Democrats should call in Bush’s Homeland Security for some hard drive forensics. 

That would end those email lies,real quick.

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By harry, April 17, 2007 at 7:26 am Link to this comment
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I think something even bigger is at work here that nobody is asking. 5 million emails are lost in 30 months(2003 to 2005 the White House admits) The WHite House admits 22 staffers used these Republican Committe laptops. 30 months, 30 days a month, 900 days. that is 5555 emails/day. 22 staffers that is 252 emails per staffer per day every day for 30 months… and that is just the ones that are ‘lost’. Just the ones they sent on their RNC laptops. Are these staffers paid by the white house, the us government or the RNC? What other work did they do besides RNC mailing?

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By Tom Doff, April 17, 2007 at 3:42 am Link to this comment
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The problem is, the White House is not going to be hiring computer experts to retrieve five million ‘lost’ emails.

Quite the contrary.

For the first time in this presiduncey, G.W. has actually been working. He’s worn his devious little fingers to the bone, and super-frazzled his brain cell, sitting at a computer, typing ‘email’, and then searching for the ‘unenter’ key.

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By Duane Campbell, April 16, 2007 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment
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thanks for the inter view and the posting.
The subject of this interview has it correct.  E mail can be recovered. It is there.

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