Maybe we should call him a felon.
Mitt Romney’s top political adviser said Thursday that e-mails between White House officials — including Obama campaign manager Jim Messina — and lobbyists sent from personal e-mail accounts appeared to violate federal laws.
“This appears to be a violation of the law which requires that all official communications be preserved,” Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstom said on a conference call with reporters Thursday.
A report published Tuesday by House Republicans found that Obama administration officials would set up meetings with lobbyists at coffee shops near the White House — a move seemingly intended to keep the visits from appearing on official White House visitor logs. Some of the e-mails, including discussion of the president’s healthcare bill with a pharmaceutical lobbyist, were also sent from Messina’s personal e-mail address.
The Presidential Records Act requires all official executive branch communications — including e-mails — be archived.
It’s not as if these people actually follow the law.