Video: Leahy says White House is lying about lost emails.

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In an impassioned speech this morning on the Senate floor, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the White House is lying when it claims that emails sent via RNC accounts were lost.

“They say they have not been preserved. I don’t believe that!” Leahy shouted from the Senate floor. “You can’t erase e-mails, not today. They’ve gone through too many servers. Those e-mails are there, they just don’t want to produce them. We’ll subpoena them if necessary.”

“Like the famous 18-minute gap in the Nixon White House tapes, it appears likely that key documentation has been erased or misplaced. This sounds like the Administration’s version of ‘the dog ate my homework.'”

Watch the speech:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/04/leahyemails.320.240.flv]

Raw Story has text of Leahy’s prepared remarks HERE.

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