Eric Holder Used Fake Names For His Email As Attorney General

Eric Holder Used Fake Names For His Email As Attorney General

Eric Holder

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has been busted using yet another fake name as part of his secretive email system, reports say.

According to The Hill:

“Former Attorney General Eric Holder used the birth name of basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as an alias for his official Justice Department email account, according to new documents revealed Thursday.

The Justice Department said in response to a Vice News request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that Holder used the name “Lew Alcindor” in email conversations with his staffers. His own name does not appear in the emails.

The disclosure raises new questions about Obama administration officials’ email practices, following controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s unconventional email setup.

Former Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon had claimed last year that the nation’s former top lawyer used three different aliases while in office, one of which was undisclosed but based on the name of an athlete. The other two, Fallon said, were “Henry Yearwood” — a combination of names of Holder’s family members — and “David Kendricks” — from two members of the musical legends the Temptations.”