Following on an earlier item, the White House, as part of a settlement of a lawsuit to restore millions of missing Bush Administration emails, brought in Mr. Fix-It and found the emails.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the Obama administration is searching for dozens more days’ worth of potentially lost e-mail from the Bush years, according to two groups that filed suit over the failure by the Bush White House to install an electronic record keeping system.

The two private groups – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive – said Monday they were settling the lawsuits they filed against the Executive Office of the President in 2007.

It will be years before the public sees any of the recovered e-mails because they will now go through the National Archives’ process for releasing presidential and agency records. Presidential records of the Bush administration won’t be available until 2014 at the earliest.

It’s not nothing that they’ve found these emails, even if they cannot be scanned for a few years.

Marcy has more.

David Dayen

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