A federal magistrate has rejected claims from the White House and recommended the issuance of a court order against the White House to ensure the preservation of e-mails. The Federal Records Act and the President Records Act require that all e-mails be saved. There is evidence that the White House has deleted millions of e-mails and the White House wanted to avoid an actual order that could lead to a finding of contempt if they violate the ruling. For the full story, click here It is an ironic element of this Administration. While struggling for “total transparency” of citizen records and communications, the Administration has been hostile to any review of its own records by the courts or Congress — and has been criticized for the destruction of many protected communications. It appears that the courts may have finally lost patience and could soon issue a binding order against the White House.