Romney Spokesman: Obama Advisor Broke The Law By Using Private Email Account To Conduct Official Business

Romney campaign advisor Eric Fehrnstrom accused Obama campaign manager Jim Messina of breaking the law today over a new report showing that Messina used his private e-mail account to conduct official White House business, including an e-mail exchange with a health industry lobbyist.

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In a conference call with reporters today, Fehrnstrom said that “on its face this appears to be a violation of the law that all official communications be preserved.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney rebutted reporters asking about Messina’s emails yesterday.

“In an effort to comply with all the regulations pertaining to emails, he would forward emails to his White House account, copy his White House account so that those emails would be part of the presidential record,” Carney added declining to say if other aides engaged in this practice.

An aide from the Obama campaign reacted to Fehrnstrom’s claim, remarking, “Apparently Mr. Fehrnstrom didn’t go to law school.”

h/t BuzzFeed

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