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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:42 PM

Top EPA official under invesigation for destorying documents

Source: the Hill



By Rebecca Beitsch - 11/08/19 12:27 PM EST


A top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) political appointee is under investigation about his involvement in destroying important documents that should have been retained, Politico reported late Thursday.

The investigation by EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) focuses on Ryan Jackson, the chief of staff to agency head Andrew Wheeler.

Politico reported the OIG is trying to determine whether Jackson has routinely destroyed sensitive documents, including schedules and communications with lobbyists. That includes Richard Smotkin, a lobbyist who helped arrange former EPA head Scott Pruitt’s controversial trip to Morocco.
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A source told Politico Jackson was repeatedly put on notice that he was improperly handling documents.

“They would scold us on a daily basis and Ryan would say, ‘Oh, I didn’t know, we’ll do better next time,’" a former official told the outlet.

News of the investigation comes as Jackson’s stonewalling of OIG investigators in at least one other investigation has prompted a public battle between the agency and its internal watchdog. ..........................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/469609-top-epa-official-under-invesigation-for-destorying-documents



Is there any Trump Cabinet that is without investigations????



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riversedge Nov 8 OP
rzemanfl Nov 8 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 8 #3
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 8 #2
bronxiteforever Nov 8 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 8 #5
ArizonaLib Nov 8 #9
gibraltar72 Nov 8 #6
ArizonaLib Nov 8 #8
Baitball Blogger Nov 8 #10
Yeehah Nov 8 #11

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:46 PM

1. Please flip r and o in subject line.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:48 PM

3. He copied per forum instructions from that rag that can't write & it has other big problems too


It is giving The Grauniad {sic} a run for the money.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:11 PM

7. They finally fixed it but their article link still has the misspelling!

thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/469609-top-epa-official-under-invesigation-for-destorying-documents


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:47 PM

2. Convict them all!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:48 PM

4. Kick and recommend for visibility.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:48 PM

5. He's been in DC for years. He knows better.

Ryan Jackson, ProPublica

Environmental Protection Agency (joined: Feb. 22, 2017)

Chief of Staff | $179,700 | Financial Disclosure »

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Ryan Jackson was a longtime aide to Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), and most recently his chief of staff. — ProPublica

Bio, via Environmental Protection Agency:

Mr. Jackson joined EPA after nearly 20 years working in the U.S. Senate, first as counsel to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and later as chief of staff to U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma). As the staff director of the Committee, he coordinated a legislative and oversight plan for Chairman Inhofe that resulted in: the first long-term reauthorization of the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure in 10 years, the enactment of the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century (the first major federal environmental statute rewrite in 20 years), and a new Water Resources Development Act that prioritized funding for national ports and water infrastructure. In all, his leadership contributed to the enactment of over 60 statutes. While working in Congress, Mr. Jackson also worked closely with EPA on new state permitting for coal ash disposal and regulation, and on the reauthorization of the Brownfields program to promote beneficial use and new economic development for these areas. Previously, Mr. Jackson was an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma's 14th Judicial District, which covers Tulsa and Pawnee counties. A native of Oklahoma City, Mr. Jackson received his B.A. in public administration and political science from the University of Oklahoma, and his law degree from Oklahoma City University.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:15 PM

9. Aren't the docs on hard drives and backed up?

What are they doing? - using typewriters?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:06 PM

6. Imagine that!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:12 PM

8. Sounds like my teenager who keeps forgetting that her cell phone

is not allowed in her room overnight, not to have chargers in her room, and not to steal them back from my wife and I. We deactivated service on her smartphone in favor of a flip phone, and now her flip phone is at work with me here in my pocket.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:57 PM

10. Wilful failure to know. Don't let him get away with it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:04 PM

11. Fucking piece of shit

in an ocean of shit that Trump has drowned our government in.

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