Random details--in no particular order.
First, here's where Henry plans to go from here, to fill in the 18-minute gap (the headings below are mine, the text the Committee's).
Get the Records from Other Agencies
First, the records of federal agencies should be examined to assess whether they may contain some of the White House e-mails that have been destroyed by the RNC. The Committee has already written to 25 federal agencies to inquire about the e-mail records they may have retained from White House officials who used RNC and Bush Cheney ’04 e-mail accounts. Preliminary responses from the agencies indicate that they may have preserved official communications that were destroyed by the RNC.
Go after Fredo
Second, the Committee should investigate what former White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales knew about the use of political e-mail accounts by White House officials. If Susan Ralston’s testimony to the Committee is accurate, there is evidence that Mr. Gonzales or counsels working in his office knew in 2001 that Karl Rove was using his RNC e-mail account to communicate about official business, but took no action to preserve Mr. Rove’s official communications.
Go after the RNC
Third, the Committee may need to issue compulsory process to obtain the cooperation of the Bush Cheney ’04 campaign. The campaign has informed the Committee that it provided e-mail accounts to 11 White House officials, but the campaign has unjustifiably refused to provide the Committee with basic information about these accounts, such as the identity of the White House officials and the number of e-mails that have been preserved.
I kind of like this--rather than go after Rove directly, go after him via other channels.
Lurita Doan, Again
Waxman's committee has gotten emails that are a clear follow-up on Lurita Doan's effort to politicize GSA.
The GSA inventory also lists several e-mails in February 2007 between Scott Jennings in the Office of Political Affairs and a GSA official regarding a “San Francisco Fed Building Opening.”
This is the event that one of Doan's subordinates wanted to prevent Nancy Pelosi from attending (and possibly get Bush to attend). While the report doesn't say it, this suggests they've got some follow-up evidence against Doan, in addition to the testimony of her subordinates.
It's More than 18 Minutes
The report describes all the emails of particular emails as having been destroyed--something that was clear from Ralston's testimony.
One indication of the scale of the loss of White House e-mail is the fact that the RNC has retained no e-mail messages whatsoever for 51 of the 88 White House officials with RNC e-mail accounts.
Apparently, the RNC only has emails dating to after the Plame investigation began:
The first e-mail sent by Mr. Rove that the RNC has preserved is dated November 26, 2003.
Not to mention much of the Abramoff scandal.
Update: This is a really interesting "coinkydink" that Jeff noticed: