White House Loses RNC E-Mails

An undetermined number of e-mails sent by White House aides from a Republican National Committee account have been lost, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said some e-mails were lost because they had no clear policy for archiving the emails.

"This sounds like the administration's version of the dog ate my homework," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., told the AP. Congressional oversight committees are seeking White House emails sent via RNC accounts in connection with the recent firing of eight federal prosecutors and a potential violation of the Hatch Act by General Services Administrator Lurita Doan.

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