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Friday, November 18, 2011

Erasing government emaiils

There is a story out on The Daily Kos that shows that Mitt Romney's staff, back in Massachussetts when he was governor, erased emails and hard drives from State-owned computers on their way out: "Just before Mitt Romney left the Massachusetts governor’s office and first ran for president, 11 of his top aides purchased their state-issued computer hard drives, and the Romney administration’s e-mails were all wiped from a server, according to interviews and records obtained by the Globe. Romney administration officials had the remaining computers in the governor’s office replaced just before Governor Deval Patrick’s staff showed up to take power in January 2007, according to Mark Reilly, Patrick’s chief legal counsel." We had this problem here, in Missouri, in the last few years. It needs to be made an issue by us, the voters and citizens of the country and states. Taken further, it needs to be made illegal to do such things on both statewide and national, federal levels. If we are to have accountable governments and government officials, we need to be able to know what happens in our government and there needs to be records of just what has happened in our governments. This protection can't happen soon enough. Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/17/1037360/-Mitt-Romneys-aides-erased-email-records-before-he-left-office?via=blog_1

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