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Report: Obama appointees using secret email accounts

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Zack Colman
The Hill [1]
June 4, 2013

Several of President Obama’s political appointees are using secret government email accounts, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The administration officials contend the separate addresses used by the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and other departments are necessary to keep their primary inboxes from overflowing.

But the practice invites concerns that federal agencies are conducting official business through accounts that go undetected in public records requests. It brings worries that government officials are hiding information and decisions.

“What happens when that person doesn’t work there anymore? He leaves and someone makes a request (to review emails) in two years,” Kel McClanahan, executive director of National Security Counselors, an open government group, told AP [2]. “Who’s going to know to search the other accounts? You would hope that agencies doing this would keep a list of aliases in a desk drawer, but you know that isn’t happening.”

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/303259-report-obama-appointees-using-secret-email-accounts

[2] told AP: http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=NOPRHOIl

[3] Google’s email service wipes entire email accounts of 150,000 Gmail users: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-email-service-wipes-entire-email-accounts-of-150000-gmail-users.html

[4] U.S. Government Obtains Secret Court Order for Email Data of WikiLeaks Volunteer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-government-obtains-secret-court-order-for-email-data-of-wikileaks-volunteer.html

[5] Israel airport security demands access to tourists’ private email accounts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-airport-security-demands-access-to-tourists-private-email-accounts.html

[6] IRS Intensifies Global Hunt for Secret Offshore Bank Accounts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-intensifies-global-hunt-for-secret-offshore-bank-accounts.html

[7] Swiss halt deal with U.S. that IDs Americans with secret UBS bank accounts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swiss-halt-deal-with-u-s-that-ids-americans-with-secret-ubs-bank-accounts.html

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