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  • White House spokesman Tony Fratto said that "there is no basis to say that the White House has destroyed any evidence or engaged in any misconduct."

    Tapes recycled at White House before Oct. 2003 →

  • "Of course, the disaster-recovery backup tapes were, at one time, recycled," said Mr. Fratto. "However, since October 2003, the Office of Administration has retained and preserved its disaster-recovery tapes. The disaster-recovery system is set up to regularly back up everything on the network for the Executive Office of the president at the time of each backup."

    Tapes recycled at White House before Oct. 2003 →

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