TheHill.com: Watchdog wants investigation of White House e-mails
I know, I know. The idea that anyone at the White House would be violating Obama’s pledge to get tough on lobbyists and breaking federal law to boot is just preposterous. So I’m sure we can all just ignore this story. That’s what the MSM will no doubt do.
A liberal watchdog has called for an investigation into whether White House employees are using personal e-mail accounts to contact lobbyists in violation of federal law.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent a letter to House Oversight Committee chairman Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) and ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Monday asking them to initiate an investigation into whether White House employees used personal e-mail accounts to contact lobbyists in violation of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).
The letter also takes White House staff to task for meeting with lobbyists in nearby coffee shops instead of in the White House, where the meetings would be recorded in the White House visitor logs.
Now that’s “change we can believe in”, am I right?