CREW Resists White House Push for Email Lawsuit Dismissal
Washington, D.C. – Today, CREW filed its opposition to the White House's motion to dismiss CREW’s lawsuit challenging the failure of the White House to recover millions of missing emails and install an effective electronic archiving system. The White House is arguing that because it has re-examined the problem and restored a limited number of emails, CREW's claims should be dismissed. As CREW explained in its opposition, the latest White House analysis does not answer the fundamental questions of how many emails are missing, what caused the problem and whether it has been fixed.
Anne Weismann, CREW's Chief Counsel, stated: "We are disappointed the new administration seems no more eager than the last to recover the missing emails and implement a system that adequately preserves records belonging to the American people."
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