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Loretta Lynch Caught Using Secret E-mail As Attorney General

According a report from The Daily Caller, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used an email alias to conduct government business.

Within the 413 pages of DOJ documents provided to the conservative groups Judicial Watch and the American Center for Law and Justice, several of Lynch’s emails, in which she used the pseudonym “Elizabeth Carlisle,” can be found.

Using the Carlisle account, Lynch corresponded with DOJ press officials to hammer out talking points and statements in response to media requests regarding the highly scrutinized June tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in Phoenix.

Lynch’s attorney, Robert Raben, confirmed this to The Daily Caller on Monday, and also pointed to an article published in The Hill last February, in which the Justice Department acknowledged that Lynch was using an alias email handle that was not her given name.

“That address was and is known to the individuals who process [Freedom of Information Act] requests; the practice, similar to using initials or numbers in an email, helps guard against security risks and prevent inundation of mailboxes,” Raben said.

Awfully suspicious, don’t you think?  But certainly not illegal or new, considering others in the Obama administration also used aliases due to security concerns and/or spam flooding their official in-boxes.  In fact, Lynch’s predecessor, Eric Holder, used “Lew Alcindor,” the former name of retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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