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Judicial Watch • JW 60 Seconds: What’s in a Name? Loretta Lynch’s Alias Helps Her Hide from the Law

JW 60 Seconds: What’s in a Name? Loretta Lynch’s Alias Helps Her Hide from the Law

JW 60 Seconds: What’s in a Name? Loretta Lynch’s Alias Helps Her Hide from the Law

MARCH 09, 2018

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a fake name to conduct official Department of Justice (DOJ) business in agency emails obtained by Judicial Watch. As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer Lynch, Barack Obama’s second attorney general, skirted public-records laws by using the alias Elizabeth Carlisle in emails she sent from her official DOJ account. In the records provided to Judicial Watch, the DOJ explains it as necessary to “protect her security and privacy and enable her to conduct Department business efficiently via email.” This begs the question of how many other government officials use fake names and whether those aliases are searched when agencies process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Read more about Loretta Lynch HERE.