White House Clicks: Don't Have to Tell, Federal Judge Says
Some of us remember the days when it was simple: Richard Nixon, the missing minutes, and Rosemary Woods. Now it's not a tape recording, but millions of emails and cyber traces that are the new battleground
A federal judge ruled Monday that a White House office that has records about millions of possibly missing e-mails does not have to make them public.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly says the Office of Administration is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, enabling the White House to maintain the secrecy of a lengthy internal paper trail about its problem-plagued e-mail system.
The decision came in a lawsuit filed against the administration by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a private group that has been trying to find out the extent of the White House's e- mail problems for more than a year.