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Sure the White House today the Associated Press writing about secret email house here's what they -- quote some of president Barack Obama's political appointees.
Including the secretary of health and human services are using secret government email accounts.
They say are necessary to prevent their in boxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages the secret email accounts complicated agency's legal responsibilities to find and turn over emails.
In response to congressional or internal investigations civil lawsuits or public records request because employees assigned.
To compile such responses would necessarily need to know about the accounts to search them here's what the secretary of health and human services -- -- -- -- it's.
-- there's a public email private email.
And they're all employable they're all available 120000.
-- some -- come into the public being down.
400 come into the private email system management -- I can't possibly cancerous -- and I want people to get timely answers.
Okay -- -- panel what about this -- well that's that nonsense answer you can create another.
Public email that has -- less obvious email handle that's what members of congress do its way for them to manage emails.
That they get look this.
The idea that we're even having this discussion giving -- that President Obama came in and said his administration would be the most open and transparent member on Don January 21 since the day after he was inaugurated.
He issued this transparency and open government.
Memorandum saying his administration would be.
Would we have unprecedented levels of transparency to work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency.
And collaboration so he was going to change course from the way things -- not only has he not done that.
His administration has been far worse as evidenced by these emails as evidenced by the report the Catherine Herridge did.
On the failure to disclose after two years these oh Osama bin Laden documents.
The issue after issue after issue going back four and a half years this administration has failed in its efforts to be transparent.
You know I'm just trying to be sensitive to this because I fully believe in transparency -- I -- as I sit here -- tell you you know what I have a private email because I I want to be able to do business with people or my family without everybody.
They losing me and spamming me and so there's a Fox News emailed -- -- Everybody fewer I don't understand -- and -- their own wanted to have a freedom of information request right.
We have to know what that any malice in order to get them what you have to you have to ask me and so -- I -- that the hardest point Richard I'm hearing and I'm trying to.
Respond -- this is when I heard this statement that you know what in some of these cases and in recent EPA case.
That a member of congress that I wasn't aware of one of these email accounts and I don't believe they told me about it when we began the investigation.
So the assumption then is they intentionally.
Did not reveal that there were existing another chuck.
Well -- -- back Lisa Jackson the EPA administrator essentially left during that time because she was operating as Richard Windsor.
Senator hitter talked about that that's around out there different -- I've been confronting this this for months in the case of BP yet.
You know we went around that Iran with the so called Richard wins or email us.
And that was Lisa Jackson.
And there -- many for -- request months and months they were.
Not answering any of it and it was tied to Richard Windsor without tapping into that account so he's saying Charles that it's a convenient way.
To kind of get around the transparency.
Issue well in fact one's private email account is Richard -- yeah.
I thought I did -- all the conspiracies and the warm -- let I'm I'm.
Sympathetic with lines -- -- on this I know let the -- -- -- for effective.
There are two reasons you could do this for efficiency -- secrecy.
I think -- -- his argument is acceptable she -- she gets a lot of stuff.
She has a private account as long as the identity of the -- is known and reveal to anybody who inquires.
I think it's okay.
-- Lisa Jackson went down.
We get Lisa Jackson -- -- BP it.
Is to create a persona this -- guy apparently.
I'm doing stuff that would make it look as if it's a real person.
Giving him an identity.
And that is clearly a way to hide I mean otherwise you don't.
Do that -- you you know you can have a second.
For a third email accounts that everybody -- -- is yours or even if they can't you have a repository where it's known -- revealed to investigators.
But what Johnson did committees and -- it is an issue of secrecy and hiding but I give Sebelius a pass on this unless it can be shown.
That she was hiding the identity of her accounts from everybody.
We should point out and grape farmer said that Richard Windsor.
Received ethics awards from the EPA.
It is a professor at Missouri rivers -- on exemplary behavior that you that's how absurd and I'll also point out that James Rosen had a couple of property -- accounts to last words.
Well look even if you even if you agree with with lawman Charles some amazing it's amazing things let's just absorb them.
Hold the president to his own standards -- what he has done what they are doing is cleanly enough.
Operating as the most transparent administration in history and in some respects -- Peter operating as among the most secretive administrations in recent history.
But I gave up on hope and change on inauguration day so I'm disappointed because I expected nothing.
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