gwb43.com Today: RNC Shit Nears Fan
It's still only in WaPo.com, not the dead-tree verson yet, but it's progress.
" * The number of White House officials given RNC [Republican National Committee] e-mail accounts is higher than previously disclosed. In March 2007, White House spokesperson Dana Perino said that only a 'handful of officials' had RNC e-mail accounts. In later statements, her estimate rose to '50 over the course of the administration.' In fact, the Committee has learned from the RNC that at least 88 White House officials had RNC e-mail accounts. The officials with RNC e-mail accounts include Karl Rove, the President's senior advisor; Andrew Card, the former White House Chief of Staff; Ken Mehlman, the former White House Director of Political Affairs; and many other officials in the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Communications, and the Office of the Vice President.
" * White House officials made extensive use of their RNC e-mail accounts.
The RNC has preserved 140,216 e-mails sent or received by Karl Rove. Over half of these e-mails (75,374) were sent to or received from individuals using official '.gov' e-mail accounts. Other heavy users of RNC e-mail accounts include former White House Director of Political Affairs Sara Taylor (66,018 e-mails) and Deputy Director of Political Affairs Scott Jennings (35,198 e-mails). These e-mail accounts were used by White House officials for official purposes, such as communicating with federal agencies about federal appointments and policies.
" * There has been extensive destruction of the e-mails of White House officials by the RNC....
There's more, go give Froom a hit and read the rest. It's down under his also-excellent cross-sourced reporting on the Hersh Abu Graib revoltin' developments, so you want to read that too.
I will endeavor to track down links to our previous "gwb43.com" stories, especially that terrific chart the guy from GMU put together, but gotta run right now.