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-- Obama's words about having the most transparent administration ever are coming back to haunt and -- him again.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry on the latest thing the government does not want you to know about.
The administration that's been snooping in reporters' email in boxes may not want the public to see some government email accounts with the Associated Press revealing today several top political appointees including health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius are using secret government email accounts.
That's a practice that's very convenient because it's an excuse.
Not to disclose a lot of information either to congress.
War to the public through -- -- plus and that's a real problem severely -- insisted to fox today she only has multiple email accounts for convenience.
In the public can access all of them.
Via the Freedom of Information Act otherwise known as -- there is no secret.
Like now there's a public.
And they are all -- -- they're all available.
All Sebelius explained she has a publicly known email address so she's accessible to constituents and then a more private account that fewer people know about to conduct important business with staff and others.
When he -- 120000.
Emails a month come into the public email.
About 400 come into the private email system management issue I can't possibly answers screen all of them and I want people to get timely answers.
-- Jay Carney noted the White House like congress is not subject to -- and so he would not say whether White House officials have multiple email accounts.
Bill -- stressed when it comes to the various controversies confronting the administration officials are turning over documents to congress from all of the email accounts.
Are these accounts he's -- -- Secret -- the answer is no because they are subject to -- Requests and they are subject to congressional inquiry.
Just like their public addresses except Republican David bitter says that type of transparency did not happen.
When he investigated -- an EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.
-- use of an alias email account was not disclosed to congress.
But has not happened historically at places like BP we've battled over that for months.
Secondly unless they disclose all the accounts that -- we have to sort of take their word for it that they know about these accounts and that there -- him.
And that's not good enough particularly.
When that clearly -- laden hidden facts and many other scandals and cases.
-- Jay -- rebutted that by saying compared to other administrations when it comes to -- where.
This White House has been more transparent -- that standard is now being tested when it comes to cooperation with congress on the various controversies -- and and a lot of north lawn Ed thank you.
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