‘Richard Windsor’ (aka Lisa Jackson) refused to be interviewed by EPA inspector general — Absolved anyway

The Hill reports:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog said Monday there’s “no evidence” that EPA officials used private email accounts in order to shield official business from public view.

But the inspector general (IG) report on use of personal and secondary, or “alias,” federal accounts also criticizes the agency’s internal records oversight and training practices.

“The EPA lacks internal controls to ensure the identification and preservation of records when using private and alias email accounts for conducting government business,” the report released Monday states…

Jackson, now a top environmental official at the tech giant Apple, defended her email practices at recent House hearing and has denied any wrongdoing.

She said at the September hearing forwarded emails from her personal account to a federal address when they dealt with government business in order to ensure they would be captured for record keeping.

Jackson, who left the EPA early this year, declined to be interviewed by the IG’s office, the report states.

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