Riiiight.

March 22nd, 2007at 09:18pm Posted by Eli

DOJ spokesman on the 18-day gap in e-mails:

To the extent there was a lull in communications concerning the U.S. attorney issues, it reflects the fact that we have found no responsive documents from that time period, which included the Thanksgiving holiday.

Of course, it makes perfect sense that “Hey, Karl, does this US Attorney purge list look okay to you?” wouldn’t generate any e-mail traffic at all…

Then again, maybe everything was handled by phone just in case Karl “math” for the 2006 election turned out to be off. But even so, there should have been some routine administrative e-mails floating around. They didn’t even try to make it look good; they just hoped no-one would be interested in seeing e-mails from the time between when the purge list was sent to the WH, and when the firings occurred…

(h/t Josh Marshall)

UPDATE: TPM Muckraker points out that “the really interesting email traffic in this period would have been within the White House,” which has been outside the scope of the document dumps so far, but I’m not sure I buy this completely. Certainly, the juiciest e-mails probably were the ones zooming around the WH, but it’s hard for me to believe that there wasn’t any e-mail feedback from WH to DOJ during that timeframe or (I think) ever.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Republicans,Rove,Wankers


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