Romney Adviser: Obama’s Campaign Chief Has Broken the Law

Posted by on Aug 02, 2012 at 10:45 am

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.

One Response to “Romney Adviser: Obama’s Campaign Chief Has Broken the Law”

  1. SpideyTerry on 3/03/12 at 4:29 am

    Well, I would say that Messina is innocent until proven guilty, but according to Harry Reid, that principle has been inverted.