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The EPA ‘Honored’ Liza Jackson’s Fake Persona

From National Review:

EPA Honors Fake Employee

By Eliana Johnson | June 3, 2013

Richard Windsor may be the most famous Environmental Protection Agency employee. Oddly, he does not exist. “Windsor” is the e-mail alias that Lisa Jackson, former head of the EPA and now an environmental adviser to Apple, used to correspond with environmental activists and senior Obama-administration officials, among others.

Has Richard Windsor also moved to Apple? Or is he staying at the EPA to put in enough time to collect his retirement package?

By the way, this might be a good way for the EPA to handle any sequester ‘cuts.’ It can furlough all of its imaginary employees.

Windsor, we have learned, was also an employee of significant achievement. Documents released by the agency in response to a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that, for three years, the EPA certified Windsor as a “scholar of ethical behavior.”

Richard Windsor was so ‘honored’ for three years in a row — 2010, 2011, 2012. Apparently, creating a false identity to escape FOIA requests and any responsibility gets you awards for ethical behavior.

The agency also documented the nonexistent Windsor’s completion of training courses in the management of e-mail records, cyber-security awareness, and what appears to be a counter-terror initiative that urges federal employees to report suspicious activity.

Which at least makes some sense. After all, who can argue about Ms. Jackson’s knowledge of " management of e-mail records" and "cyber-security awareness"? She knows how to hide her electronic paper trail. But isn’t having a phony email account suspicious activity?

The EPA made the certifications public in response to a FOIA request from Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who was tipped off to Jackson’s use of the Windsor account by agency employees while he was researching his 2012 book, The Liberal War on Transparency…

The correspondence that came from Jackson’s e-mail alias did not indicate that the e-mails came from “Lisa Jackson,” and we don’t know how many people knew that Jackson and Windsor were the same person. Jackson’s use of the alias is the subject of an investigation by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Lawmakers have called her use of the Windsor account “baffling” and expressed concern that responses to records requests will be incomplete because officials are incapable of connecting the alias account to the real individual.

Which, of course, is the whole idea.

If agency employees were confused by Jackson’s use of the Windsor alias, they were not alone. E-mails released in May by the Committee on Environment and Public Works show that the CEO of an environmental marketing and consulting firm believed he was corresponding with Jackson’s assistant, Richard Windsor, when he received e-mails from the alias account. On March 4, 2010, Michael Martin, the CEO of Effect Partners, wrote Windsor: “Hi Richard, Thanks for your help in getting this information to Lisa this last week . . . If you are still there, could you please call me at [redacted]?” Jackson, using the Windsor e-mail account, replied: “Michael, Robert Goulding will call you tomorrow.”  Martin responded: “Thanks Richard!” …

Jackson also used the Windsor alias to correspond with Cass Sunstein, the former head of the Obama administration’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. On February 12, 2009, Sunstein wrote Jackson at the Windsor account: “Any chance for lunch one of these days?” adding, “(PS I have your special email from my friend Lisa H. — hope that’s ok!).” The “special e-mail” to which Sunstein refers is Jackson’s Windsor account. She replied, “Of course it’s OK.” …

In testimony before Congress, however, the EPA said that the private account was used for “internal” agency communication between Jackson, her top deputies, and other administration officials. Her correspondence with individuals outside the federal government, including Martin, indicates that she used the account more widely.

Jackson defended her use of the Windsor alias in an April speech at Princeton University. She said the name Richard Windsor was a combination of her dog Ricky and a township in New Jersey, and she rejected allegations that she used the account to shield her work from disclosure laws…

Of course not. It was just an innocent mistake. It was probably done to her by rogue low level staffers.

But don’t worry. Eric Holder is creating a secret persona to investigate Richard Windsor’s activities.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “The EPA ‘Honored’ Liza Jackson’s Fake Persona”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    I’m not sure who I am anymore with this crowd in office. i’m certainly having more violent fantasies…

  2. GetBackJack says:

    This is no longer Politics

    This is War

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