Judicial Watch: Documents show ex-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson used private email

https://s16-us2.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michaelsavage.wnd.com%2Ffiles%2F2015%2F11%2Fjeh-johnson-obama.jpg&sp=d270b1d11dfd44e99c0c9f2d342b6c65On Monday Judicial Watch announced it obtained 216 pages of documents containing official emails of former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and three other DHS officials sent through private, unsecured, email accounts.

Some of the documents uploaded to the organization’s website include sensitive emails regarding high-level meetings Johnson had with the Kuwaiti ambassador and officials from the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry.

The other private email accounts revealed to have been used from the documents obtained were of Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell.

“It is ironic and disconcerting that Secretary Johnson and his aides touted Homeland Security’s great ‘strides in cybersecurity’ while using unsecured, private, web-based email accounts that the Department had officially prohibited,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “The fact that the documents found in these email accounts were so heavily redacted and that Johnson’s name and email account were spoofed in a phishing scam is indicative of just how lax communications security was inside Homeland Security during the Obama administration.”


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