A Washington attorney says that Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator Lisa Jackson’s resignation and investigations into the EPA’s use of secret email accounts are not coincidental.
“Life’s full of coincidences, but this is too many,” Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Chris Horner told FoxNews.com. “She had no choice.”
The Justice Department also plans to release emails Jan. 14 in which EPA Chief Jackson’s alias account discusses coal regulation. According to Horner, this clearly is a factor behind Jackson’s decision to leave the agency.
“Two full committees and one investigative subcommittee of the House of Representatives have asked several federal agencies, including EPA and the White House,” Horner said in a press release, adding that the Department of Justice acknowledged “12,000 emails from Lisa Jackson’s ‘secondary’ email account that discuss the Obama administration’s war on coal, in response to litigation we have filed over this practice.”
Jackson announced she would be leaving after the president gives the State of the Union address, but made no mention of the investigations .
“So, I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference,” she said in a statement.
Last month, Horner told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the name “Richard Windsor” was the name of one of Jackson’s alias email accounts.
“That is the name — sorry, one of the alias names — used by Obama’s radical EPA chief to keep her email from those who ask for it,” said Horner, who discovered the use of alias email accounts while writing his book “The Liberal War on on Transparency.”
I’m getting old. But I still remember when I got my first email account. It was way back in the nineties when Bill Clinton was still president. I also remember the whoop-ti-doo and hoopla when it was reported that the Bush White House had managed to lose millions of emails they were supposed to save and there were rumors that Bush administration officials were using private email accounts to to conduct official business in order to skirt the law on storing of official emails. Lefty bloggers seemed to think that was real important stuff back then.
But you get older and times change. Quaint notions like government transparency and the rule of law fall by the wayside. What could the head of the Environmental Protection Agency possibly want to keep secret? Not to mention that she is African American, so even questioning her honesty and integrity is racist.
Hey, look! A squirrel!