New Questions Raised Over Missing White House Emails
New information has come to light about the growing controversy over the millions of missing White House emails. Last week Congressman Henry Waxman revealed the White House had failed to preserve emails for at least 473 days. In addition Vice President Cheney’s office show no electronic messages preserved on 16 separate days.
The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has analyzed the 16 days when Cheney’s office claims it has no email archives. One of the days is Sept. 30, 2003 – the same day the Justice Department and FBI announced they were investigating who outed former CIA agent Valerie Plame. Cheney’s office is also missing e-mails from Oct. 4, 2003 – the day the Justice Department demanded that the White House turn over “all documents that relate in any way” to the leak of Plame’s identity.
UN Report: 79% of Gaza In Poverty
A new United Nations reports paints a devastating picture of life in occupied Gaza and the West Bank. 79 percent of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip live in poverty. The water supply to the Gaza Strip is approximately half the international standard. The number of physical barriers in the West Bank increased last year to 563. Some 10,000 Palestinians who live in enclaves west of the West Bank wall are cut off from vital health and education services and from family and social networks. The United Nations released the report as part of its Consolidated Appeal to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the Palestinian population.