WASHINGTON -- An internal White House study has found hundreds of days worth of e-mail messages were not archived in many government offices.
A summary of the study, disclosed Thursday by a Democratic lawmaker, said no e-mail archives exist for 473 days between 2003 and 2005 in offices including the Executive Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President, The Washington Post reported Friday.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said he decided to release the summary after White House spokesman Tony Fratto said Thursday that "no evidence" exists to support claims that any White House e-mails from that time period are missing.
Fratto's statement "seems to be an unsubstantiated statement that has no relation to the facts they have shared with us," Waxman said.
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