Emails routed through RNC accounts support the former Surgeon General's recent testimony that he was pressured by White House political operatives to do improper events and appearances. Richard Carmona charges that he was pressured to perform political tasks and take political positions on health issues simply to advance President Bush's anti-science agenda.
The White House has denyed the allegations so yesterday Sen. Kennedy released the emails proving just such actions were taken by the White House. Oops, they've been caught in another set of lies. In one email Sara Taylor, who has already resigned amid allegations of misconduct in GonzalesGate, pressured him to appear at a Republican fund raiser in Alabama. Carmona replied that the Office of General Counsel had advised him not to do partisan fund raisers.
One especially damning correspondence is from former pharmaceutical executive William Turenne who was serving at HHS:
"He needs to be the SG [Surgeon General] with specific speeches, on specific topics addressing the Secretary's and the president's agenda -- which will become more political as the re-elect gets underway."
The trail of evidence illustrates that Carmona was testifying truthfully when he said the Bush Administration interfered with his work as Surgeon General.