Top Obama appointees caught using secret emails

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 16:51:32-04

secret emailsWASHINGTON (PIX11) — It’s another week and another scandal for the Obama Administration.

This week, the Associated Press is reporting that some of President Obama’s top political appointees are using “secret” email addresses in addition to their disclosed accounts.

While officials are downplaying the practice as “necessary” because it prevents their inboxes from being overwhelmed with spam and unwanted messages, others say it complicates the legal process in the event e-mails need to be located and turned over for internal investigations.

It also fuels the notion that these government officials have something to hide.

Among the top administration officials who allegedly maintain these alternate email addresses are officials at the Department of Health and Human Services and Labor Department.