Six House leaders are pressing their demands for documents after a senior Environmental Protection Agency executive confirmed that Administrator Lisa Jackson has used a fake name and a secret email account while doing official business.
[A] secret email account identified as “Richard Windsor” was actually used by Jackson. But [EPA] did not provide the committee with any of the documents it had requested on the issue ….
The EPA’s Inspector-General announced … that it has opened an investigation into the use of such email accounts by EPA employees. It is against federal record-keeping laws and regulations to use a private or secret email account or fake name to conduct official business.
“While we understand the need for a secondary account for management and communication purposes, your choice to use a false identity remains baffling,” said … Chairman Ralph Hall, R-TX, and [ vice-chairman] James Sensenbrenner ….
The specific name was selected by Jackson, who once had a dog known as “Richard Windsor” …. [more]
(What? Yeah, lot’a work just for a title joke.)
* Cultural ref: SNL’s Church Lady (Dana Carvey)