that post, I was quoting a Denver Post article in which former Clinton
aides complained that three-quarters of the nearly 11,000 pages of
White House files [they] were ready to offer the commission had been
withheld from the panel by the Bush administration.
questioned whether the commission had adequate security clearance to
view the “highly classified documents” and then learned that they do indeed have such clearance.
On April 7, five days after that Denver Post article, the Commission announced
that it had completed its review of 10,800 pages of Clinton
administration White House documents and determined that only 12
documents were relevant but had not been produced.
The team concludes that any errors in document production were inadvertent.
Also, note the Commission's own response to the question “Are you satisfied with the current level of cooperation you have been receiving?”
At this point in its work, the Commission has had access to every document
it asked to see — more than two million pages — including the most
sensitive documents the government possesses. The President has
yet to assert executive privilege on any document.
To me, the whole thing sounds like much ado about
nothing…political posturing on the part of the Democrats to make the
White House look uncooperative. Interesting that the outcome has
not received much coverage that I've seen, anyway. (A Google search for “blocked files” and “commission” yields 141 results, while a search for those terms plus “inadvertent” yields 1 result that's unrelated. Google News searches yield 53 and 0 results for similar queries, respectively.)