Hmmm. . . .
Now maybe somebody just made a mistake, but this (scroll halfway down) is interesting; two weeks ago, somebody apparently told the AP that the microfiche in question did exist, and today they're saying it was destroyed.
Associated Press Assistant General Counsel Dave Tomlin told me yesterday that AP reporters began trying to get the documents back in February, but hit roadblock after roadblock.
Tomlin said the AP has been informed that the microfilm in question does indeed exist. Tomlin said that because paper records can vanish and be tampered with, the microfilm "would erase any questions."
Again, maybe somebody just mis-spoke, but it could add another layer to this.