Apparently, the most transparent administration ever is using secret email accounts to avoid transparency. Just like a mobbed up business would keep two sets of books-one official one, and one real one, the government seems to be using secret email addresses. After all if someone did a Freedom of Information Act request, or Congress sent subpena, the recipient would only receive a sanitized version of what was really going on. Conservative Daily News has the information…
Yesterday, the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee released a statement in which they announced their investigation into EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an email alias and questionable tactics by other Administration departments to prevent disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Recent reports claimed that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an alias email address under the name “Richard Windsor” to conduct official Government business. This reported incident follows similarly secretive and highly questionable methods of communication by senior officials at science agencies within the White House, Department of Commerce (DOC), and Department of Energy (DOE).
Conducting official government business using private accounts is in direct contradiction to Federal law. The only purpose such actions could have is to prevent the tracking and archiving of email traffic that the administration does not want citizens or the press to uncover when they issue requests for email relating to topics.
There is a reason that Federal law prohibits government emp0loyess from hiding their communications. The intent is for the communication to be accessible, and responsive to the people, as well as their representatives. Apparently, the Obama administration believes that they must hide communications from private eyes. Of course, the media won’t cover it.