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One of the most famous emails was Jones’ request to Mann, Briffa, Wahl and Ammann to delete AR4 emails (including the surreptitious Wahl-Briffa exchange) a day after David Holland’s FOI request for AR4 emails. It read:Flashback: Denying Email Deletion « Climate Audit29th May 2008: ―Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise. He’s not in at the moment – minor family crisis.This is the email that the ICO said to offer the most cogent prima facie evidence imaginable.
Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new
email address. We will be getting Caspar to do likewise”.
Muir Russell says that they “have seen no evidence of any attempt to delete information in respect of a request already made”, noting two emails relating to deletion including the famous one cited above...
Phil Jones, Dec 3, 2008:About 2 months ago I deleted loads of emails, so have very little – if anything at all.Phil Jones, Nov 24, 2009 GuardianWe’ve not deleted any emails or data here at CRU.