Michelle Obama’s Blackberry

By Nitya

Feb 3, 2009 12:12pm

ABC News’ Ann Compton Reports: Michelle Obama has a blackberry and all the legal complications that come with living in the White House.  Her staff confirms that the First Lady’s official business has to be preserved by law, just as the President’s text messages have to be. "Mrs. Obama does use a blackberry," press secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld tells ABC News, "and any emails relating to the carrying out of the official or ceremonial duties of The First Lady would be subject to the Presidential Records Act." Shortly after the election, President Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters his wife is an avid blackberry user. "I think she’s worse than me lately." "You know," he added,  "I suspect she’s going to try the same negotiation" to keep a blackberry despite security concerns. "She may be able to get away with some things I can’t get away with." But the First Lady’s staff confirmed Mrs. Obama’s official texts are preserved subject to the law. Last month, officials negotiated a secure way for the president to hold on to his Blackberry — Obama has expressed that he’ll be using it to communicate with senior staff and a select group of personal friends.

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