• Gowdy Grills EPA Chair For Personal Email Use

    Turns out, it’s not just Hillary Clinton who’s coming under fire for using a personal email account while conducting official government business.

    Republican members on the House Oversight Committee grilled the EPA’s Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso for his deliberate use of personal email while conducting government business, a violation of the Federal Records Act.

    A recent EPA Inspector General’s report uncovered Moure-Eraso and other top agency officials’ illegal behavior.

    Gowdy asked Moure-Eraso if he consulted “any manuals” or if he sought “any legal guidance as to whether or not” using his personal email account for official government business was “in compliance with the Federal Records Act.”

    Moure-Eraso claimed that his “understanding was that communications through gmail were acceptable.”

    On a related note. Rep. Gowdy said Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state allowed her to avoid answering certain questions during her benghazi testimony.

    “We’ve been asking [the State Department] for months and months and months for certain emails, and we just now find out that those emails were never going to be produced because they don’t have custody of them,” Gowdy said. “Right now we are in a position of having to go to her or her attorneys to ask for work that was done on behalf of the American people. The records custodian should be at the State Department. The records custodian should not be in her private law firm.”

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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