Statement: Flaherty Renews Call For Missing E-Mails Investigation

City Councilor Michael Flaherty, who is challenging Mayor Thomas Menino in Boston's mayoral election, has renewed his call for an independent investigation of e-mails deleted by one of the mayor's top aides. Below is the statement issued by his campaign:

Yesterday, Boston officials acknowledged the discovery of a second computer used by chief mayoral aide Michael J. Kineavy, which may contain the bulk of the e-mails subpoenaed by federal authorities.

"What has transpired over the last few weeks is indicative of a Mayor and high level city officials who think they can do or say anything they want without consequence. No one is above the law," Flaherty stated.

At first, they were infrequent email users. Then it was a glitch. Then it was a double delete. Today we are being told a computer was replaced days after the Globe request for emails. This appears to be a cover-up.

"I am asking Mayor Menino to find these emails, or I will in January. Boston needs a 21st century government to restore the public trust," said Flaherty. "That is why today, I renew my call for an independent investigation to find out what happened, why it happened and an assurance that it will never happen again."

This program aired on October 6, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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