Also in the News: Bush e-mail, record transfers may stretch into 2009
- By Brian Robinson
- Dec 22, 2008
It may take well beyond the end of George W. Bush’s tenure as U.S.
chief executive for all White House e-mails and documents to be
transferred to the National Archives, the Washington Post reported
transfer, required by law, is estimated at more than 300 million
messages and 25,000 boxes of documents. The National Security Archive
research group and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government
sued in the White House in 2007 to compel it to preserve backup e-mail
The data transfer has been imperiled by a combination of
technical glitches, lawsuits, and lagging computer forensic work, the
Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.