EPA Head Used Secret Email to Hide Documents

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    Claim: EPA Head Used Secret Email to Hide Documents​




    by Wynton Hall
    17 Nov 2012

    The House Science Committee is investigating whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson used the secret email alias "Richard Windsor" to hide internal communications from government watchdogs—an action that may violate open-records laws.

    Christopher Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute uncovered the presence of the email alias while researching his recently released book, The Liberal War on Transparency.

    The revelation stands in sharp contrast to President Barack Obama's promise that his would be the most transparent administration in history.

    "They've been moving government over to private email," said Mr. Horner in an interview with the Washington Times. “In the book, I reveal private servers the White House had universities and pressure groups set up so they can conduct discussions."

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    Typical maneuver from this "Most Transparent Administration Evahhh!"
    Government of, by, and in the spirit of "Al Capone, Johnny Torrio, and Bugsy Moran".
    Remember, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's subordinate Al Armendariz's remark on the mechanics of their enforcement technique "When you go into a new area, you enter as the Roman Army would. The first five males you come to, you seize and crucify. The rest of the inhabitants go along with whatever you want afterwards." That was obviously straight from Ms Jackson's mouth, where else could that have come from? MS Jackson has a secret service detail assigned to guard her against any unpleasantness. Mr Armendariz did not. Ms Jackson, still has her job, unlike the not so fortunate Mr Armendariz.
     
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    Lisa Jackson was appointed to carry out a specific agenda, namely making cap and trade a reality. It's been her main function and since cap and trade couldn't pass congress, she was appointed to shove it through under the radar. It stands to reason that things had to be kept secret because even the Dem congress critters were against it.
     
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    Richard Windsor. LOL

    Dick. Appropriate.
     
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    I don't think it is right....we should have a recording of ALL that the gvt does!

    hmmmmm, in a small way that reminds me of this:



    Read more: Inside the Bush E-Mail Scandal - TIME

    Late Tuesday, the Bush Administration admitted that in reviewing documents requested by Democrats for their investigations, it discovered that as many as 50 of its staffers may have violated the Presidential Records Act. The staffers, the White House said, were using e-mail accounts, laptops and BlackBerries provided by the Republican National Committee for official executive branch communications rather than the exclusively political work for which they were intended. Because the RNC had a policy until 2004 of erasing all e-mails on its servers after 30 days, including those by White House staffers, and because some of those staffers may have deleted e-mails on their own, the White House said it could not assure Congress that they have not violated the PRA, which requires the retention of official White House documents. The White House officials who may have broken the law include senior adviser Karl Rove, his deputies and much of their staffs.

    The White House says it is trying to recover the e-mails. "Some official e-mails may have been potentially lost," says Scott Stanzel, a deputy White House spokesman, "We will do everything practical to retrieve them." Stanzel and other Administration officials, speaking on background, say the accounts were established in an attempt to stay on the right side of the Hatch Act, which requires rigorous separation of official government activity from overt political work, like fundraising. "[Some] White House staff members have duties that require them to interface regularly with political organizations," Stanzel says, and therefore they needed separate equipment to stay on the right side of the law.

    Members of the White House counsel's office met Tuesday with House Oversight Committee chairman Henry Waxman, who has spearheaded the e-mail investigation. Afterwards Waxman called the revelation that the e-mails might have been lost "a remarkable admission that raises serious legal and security issues," adding that, "The White House has an obligation to disclose all the information it has." Already, tension has built over this last question; the White House believes that even RNC-retained e-mails, if they were between two White House staffers, are privileged executive branch documents that should not be turned over to the Hill, while Democrats insist any document at the RNC is subject to a Congressional subpoena.


     

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