Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Romney's Record Purge

Mitt Romney illegally purged electronic records before leaving office in Massachusetts. Why did he want to keep the public from accessing emails?
Romney had authorized the purging of emails and other closely-held electronic records at the end of administration.

Romney also allowed aides to buy and remove their government hard drives and authorized the replacement of leased computers in his executive offices.

Massachusetts officials say Mitt Romney violated state law, but they will not investigate:
McNiff also said Tuesday that the commonwealth would not pursue an inquiry into the purge of electronic records even though Massachusetts officials have concluded that state law required Romney's aides to have maintained the records.