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In 2007, two Washington, D.C. watchdog groups sued the White House for the release of millions of official emails that went mysteriously missing under President George W. Bush. Now, the White House has agreed to release the emails. The emails run from 2003 to 2005, covering some of Bush's biggest scandals and decisions, from the outing of CIA official Valerie Plame to the early days of the Iraq War. The deal will not see all emails from that period restored, but only those from 94 specific dates, some of which were chosen at random. The Washington Post reports that this is because restoring the emails from old backup tapes is an expensive and time-consuming process. They will not be available to the public until 2014 or later.