We’re sure the most transparent administration ever has a logical explanation for this.
Attorney General Eric Holder has used three different email aliases during his six years in the top job at the Justice Department, officials say.
At a time when Hillary Clinton is facing criticism for exclusively using personal email while secretary of state, DOJ officials confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that Holder had his own email quirks. While the attorney general, they say, did business on the government system, he did so under multiple names and is now on his third email address.
Officials cast Holder’s email aliases as a way to avoid spam and guard against security risks — though the use of aliases by other top officials, including former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, has raised transparency concerns in the past.
The first email alias Holder used was Henry Yearwood, a combination of the first name of an uncle and his mother’s maiden name.
At some point, he changed it to David Kendricks, which was an homage to the names of two members of the 60’s Motown R&B band The Temptations, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin.
Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon would not disclose Holder’s third and current email alias, saying it had something to do with the name of an athlete — but “I can’t tell you that because then we’d have to change it again and we’d rather not do that with only a week or so to go,” before Holder is expected to step down from his post. (The Senate is planning a vote in the coming days on confirming the nominee to replace him, Loretta Lynch.)
Senior DOJ officials, however, stress that — unlike Clinton — Holder has never used a private email address to do any work as the attorney general.
Sure. Well, they’ve certainly been so forthcoming so we should give them the benefit of the doubt. We’re sure if people Holder’s been harassing for years did the same thing he’d accept that excuse, right?