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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:05 PM
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Feds billing RNC big bucks to recover erased Rove emails

$250,000:

Amount it has cost the RNC to recover missing e-mails sent by Karl Rove and other White House aides on political e-mail accounts. House investigators have charged the RNC with overseeing the extensive destruction of these e-mails, which may have violated the Presidential Records Act. The $250,000 has gone to former FBI agents hired to retrieve the lost e-mails and to lawyers hired to defend the RNC.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/11/28/250000-2 /


HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa

Just have to gloat. Ha!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:06 PM
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1. $250,000 is NOT a lot of money for them. It's as much as a small media buy. n/t
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:09 PM
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3. Have you seen their Cash on Hand balance lately?
Less than a couple of million. RNC is cash poor this election cycle.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:56 PM
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12. I hope it bankrupts them
Wouldn't it be funny if Rove drove them to the poor house. You know they'll be screaming for relief from the feds too.

Sonia
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:07 PM
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2. They need to
tack a healthy fine to
the RNC for violating
the law.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:12 PM
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4. In light of what we're learning today about Scott Bloch,
I think the only way to stop the Republican hard-drive wiping will be to make the punishment for wiping even worse than the punishment for whatever crime they're trying to cover up.
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:16 PM
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5. ZING! (Arrow Hits The Bullseye!)..... Should be the mantra on Capitol Hill. n/t
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:19 PM
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6. Absolutely!!! In essence, making the punishment FIT the crime!!
Great idea!!!
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:24 PM
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8. Thankyew, Thankyewverrymuch.
:blush:

Wish I knew how to get the ball rolling for something like that.
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:31 PM
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9. A healthy fine?
Hmm...whatever became of RICO?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:21 PM
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7. another way to funnel taxpayers money into RNC
there should be a non-partisan accounting firm doing this shit.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:39 PM
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10. On that trail, blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth
There is more to the story, to be sure. This is the origination point of the story:

==============
"Guess we'll leave it to Congressman Waxman to find out..."

E-Mail Search Takes Byte Out of RNC Coffers
the Sleuth, By Mary Ann Akers | Nov 28, 2007
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2007/11/email_sea...

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:46 PM
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11. I'm still in shock
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 04:47 PM by zidzi
that Feds or anyone else is actually investigating rove. This is thrilling news that the Feds are billing the rnc(ratznationallycornered) for retrieving the "lost" emails!

How does one go about getting back emails that say..rove tried to destroy? I'm not a technie and I'm curious how they could even do that?
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:15 PM
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14. Nothing in cyberspace really goes away completely
When you erase something, it isn't erased like rubbing out pencil marks. Just the identifier is removed/changed. People go in and look at all the garbage hanging around your system and reestablish the identifiers.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:58 PM
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16. Thanks! I was hoping
that was the case..so lucky for us! Hehheh..
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:01 PM
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13. Priceless!
:rofl:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:56 PM
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15. As long as I'm not paying for it.
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:43 PM
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17. This shows just ho fiscally stupid the
GOP really is. you would think that with all the billions plundered from the treasury, SOMEBODY would have set aside just one Billion to cover this election, legal fees and investigations.

oh yeah they thought they were invincible.
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