Missing Bush White House e-mails found

December 14, 2009 12:45:45 PM PST
Two nonprofit groups say that computer technicians have found 22 million White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush. The two groups say the electronic messages were previously mislabeled and effectively lost.

An announcement Monday by the two groups is the latest development in a controversy that surrounded the failure by the Bush White House to install an electronic recordkeeping system.

The two private organizations -- the National Security Archive and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington -- say they are settling lawsuits that they filed against the Executive Office of the President in 2007.