I'm a little shaken tonight
Who is Mike Connell? I blogged about him before I knew his name. He was the head of the consulting firm that helped Karl Rove set up alternate email accounts for the White House. He did this to help the Bush White House conceal emails they did not want on the public record, probably because they were ordering illegal activities.
When an email administrator is in this position, the best option is to leave. There are so many things that can go wrong on so many levels when you help people deceive that it's not worth it in any way. At best you'll be the fall guy for technical problems, at worst you have a convenient plane crash.