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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Romney Advisor Accuses Obama's Campaign Manager of Improper E-mail Use

Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager and former senior aide in the White House.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

August 2, 2012

A top adviser to Mitt Romney alleged on Thursday that Jim Messina, President Obama's campaign manager, broke the law by using his personal e-mail for White House matters, USA Today reported.

Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, alleged that during negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, Messina scheduled meetings with lobbyists from his personal email account. Messina at the time was a senior White House aide.

“On its face this appears to be a violation of the law that all official communications be preserved,” Fehrnstrom told reporters.

 

White House spokesman Jim Carney, defended Messina. "In an effort to comply with all the regulations pertaining to e-mails, he would forward e-mails to his White House account or copy his White House account so that those e-mails would be part of presidential record," Carney said.

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