Friday, July 16, 2004

AP Takes Quest for AWOL's Records To Federal Court

The Associated Press is not giving up on their efforts to view all of Bush's military records:

The Associated Press asked a federal judge Friday to order the Pentagon to quickly turn over a full copy of President Bush's military service record.

The White House has released partial documentation of Bush's military service in the Texas Air National Guard but has not complied with the news service's Freedom of Information Act request for any record archived at a state library records center in Texas, the AP said in a court filing.

Earlier this month it was revealed that microfilm of Bush's military pay records were "accidentally" destroyed.  However those were the microfilm copies stored in Denver.

Those records came from federal records clearinghouses. Texas law requires separate record keeping for state National Guard service, and those records should exist on microfilm in Austin, the AP said.