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.
“12,000 emails from Lisa Jackson’s ‘secondary’ email account that discuss the Obama administration’s war on coal....”
In an alias email account in the name of Richard Windsor in order to avoid FOIA requests.
These people are rotten. In the real world, they´d all be in prison. This was a blatant conspiracy to destroy the coal industry and put this country under the thumb of higher taxes and outrageous utility bills in order to push eco-energy garbage. They should be prosecuted under the RICO act. But by whom???
Of all the terrible people in this regime, Jackson was the worst; worse than Cass Sunstein, which is saying a lot. Jackson had disdain for the country and the congress. Can you imagine how much time was spent attacking the coal industry if her secret alias email account was used to send 12,000 messages?
Great point, #2--they should be prosecuted, but by whom? Just another ho hum story that will go under the rug. There´s no story here. People die and the story goes under the rug--this administration is so guilty of so many crimes, but who will prosecute--NO ONE!
The Justice Department also plans to release emails Jan. 14 in which EPA Chief Jackson’s alias account discusses coal regulation.
The DOJ is doing this? Doesn´t that make you suspicious? Are they throwing her under the bus to hide something bigger or to hide a MAJOR offensive against capitalism in general?
We already know the DOJ will do nothing to harm Obama and his agenda, so one must ask why they are doing this.
So, one of the most virulent communists in this Administration is leaving to, among other things, "spend time with her family", usually code for Get Out Of Dodge. If the DOJ is ready to toss a heavy-hitter like Jackson under the bus (if that´s what they´re doing), what they really want to hide must be really, really big.
Made headlines in our coal producing state , tho it must have pained the liberal rag paper to print . All they run are AP and did they ever put a derogatory spin on it , as usual . You´d think , if you were an alien , that the atmosphere down here now requires a gas mask .
This should be a big scandal, just like Benghazi was a big scandal, like Fast and Furious was a big scandal, etc. Yea, NOTHING is a big scandal for this administration. No one ever loses their job, no one is ever held accountable for their actions and some how it´s always turned back on Bush or the Republicans!!! How are we letting these people get away with this crap?
Why is it that when liberal blacks are in charge of anything we see rampant corruption. Conservative blacks bring straight as an arrow honesty to government. Could it be that liberals have an attitude of entitlement and a religious zeal for their agenda? And that liberal blacks even more so? When will we learn that liberalism is a cancer that destroys all it touches. It has already destroyed the black culture and family. Liberal blacks don´t care as long as the white liberal power base gives them their rewards.
And it is in the final stages of destroying us all.
Like other posters I don´t believe anything will come of this. Politicians and Washington bureaucrats are very well protected by each other and their codes of silence. They all know they could be next.
Without a latter-day Bradlee-Bernstein-Woodward combat team in the Washington Plop committed to Obama´s destruction, as the originals were committed to Nixon´s destruction, the present Ministry of Truth will ignore this. As for the release of sanitized Jackson e-mails by the Ministry of Social Justice: move on, nothing to see here. The Marxist´s capering apes, and his eager, drooling stooges in the mainscum media, will together get away with anything!
Why single her out? Is there one AA appointee in the Obama administration, including Obama himself, that is actually doing an okay job and not helping to kill the country? The diversity crowd got their fondest wish of having a minority in every corner of every room but we are certainly paying the price today. Skin color means nothing to most of us but it is everything to them, including the excuse to fail.
This will be interesting on a number of levels. Reminds me of the old Kremlin watchers following the latest intrigues between the various factions of bloodthirsty Soviets. There are no good guys in this, only bad guys battling it out between themselves inside Robbers Roost.
My take is that Jackson, in her battles with Sunstein, forced the little wimp out of the nest. He got beat up by a girl. But, uh oh, he´s an old UC pal of Obama, and Jackson has no Chicago Force Shield, so Obama is having Holder get payback on HER.
The release of her private emails will be great entertainment for the muggles, like disclosing transcripts of communications between Darth Vader and the death star. The MSM will go crackers with the storyline, portraying it as Eric Holder as Han Solo and Barack Obama as Luke battling evil at the highest levels in the Empire. But remember, there are no good guys in this. Only thieves and pickpockets quibbling over how to most effectively fleece us.
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