Originally created 06/19/00

Vanishing act



"The problem I asked about was three days of e-mails that disappeared and computers crash, and that's what happened and I asked them to make sure it didn't happen again. And I don't know about the backup tapes. I read about that in the papers recently. I don't know anything about why that happened, or how it happened. I'm not an expert on computers."

- Vice-President Al Gore's response to Fox News reporter Wendell Goler's question about how a year's worth of Gore e-mails, along with their backups, which are sought by congressional and Justice Department investigators, vanished.