Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was caught using an alias to send an anonymous message to the Department of Justice late last month, according independent researchers who examined a cache of emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The FOIA request was made by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). After pursuing the documents, the organization found an email from one Elizabeth Carlisle and was addressed to “colleagues who worked on this.”
As reported by Jim Hoft of Reddit in the “The Donald” forum, Elizabeth or “Lizzie” Carlisle was the name of Loretta Lynch’s grandmother. It’s a strange thing for a former Attorney General who is not facing charges, not under investigation, and not overtly tied to any current scandal.
There have been calls for her to be investigated for colluding with the Clintons over the stymied investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email crimes and pay to play affairs. But Lynch has never been in any direct legal jeopardy. So why would she conceal her identity in an email to anyone- particularly the DOJ?
This is far from the first instance where a high-level Democrat was found to have used an alias. In 2016, WikiLeaks released an email sent to a “Dianne Reynolds” by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the attack in Benghazi. Miss Reynolds was later discovered to have been Hillary’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton. In the message, Hillary tells “Dianne” that the attack was carried out by an “Al Qaeda-like group” — not an angry mob protesting anti-Islamic You Tube videos — though the Obama administration sent the opposite message to the public.
The White House had released a statement saying that it was, in fact, an “angry mob protesting a video on You Tube that disparaged the Islamic faith.” So why would Clinton send a conflicting message to her daughter while covering her identity? There doesn’t seem to be a good reason unless Clinton was hiding something, or simply had a guilty consciousness.
As it turned out, this information was classified, and Chelsea Clinton was not cleared to receive it. This is reason enough for Hillary to hide her daughter’s identity: the fact that she was playing fast and loose with top secret information.
So, while Hillary should not have been sharing the information she did, there’s no mystery as to why she used an alias in that situation. But why did Lynch use one? What does she have to gain, or avoid, from it?
The subject line was “Talking points/statement.” This sounds reminiscent of what former FBI director James Comey said in his testimony before Congress — that he had been told to refer to an investigation as a “matter” in order to make it sound less nefarious than “crimes,” “allegations,” or “scandal.” It could well be in reference to someone delivering testimony to a judicial body or to law enforcement since it contains the word “testimony.”
All of this begs the question: how many other top Democrats are using aliases in official emails regarding issues of state? How many government officials are doing the same? What about White House staffers? How much espionage is going on at all levels of government, and how much of it is linked to corruption?
Another damning point revealed by the ACLJ’s email cache concerns a series of emails which make reference to the infamous tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton. This meeting took place while Lynch was still AG, and appeared to be the tipping point that saved Hillary from facing charges.
The ACLJ reported the following:
“[The] correspondence between FBI and DOJ officials concerning a story about an unscheduled meeting between Bill Clinton and the AG. The DOJ official instructs the FBI to ‘let me know if you get any questions about this’ and provides ‘talking points.’”
“… days before our FOIA request – a DOJ email indicates the “FBI . . . is looking for guidance,” responding to media questions about reports that the FBI prevented the press from photographing the tarmac meeting. Carolyn Pokomy of the Attorney General’s office said, “I will let Rybicki know.” Jim Rybicki was Chief of Staff and Counselor to James Comey.”
This is not a good time for Lynch to be getting caught using aliases when people like Jeff Sessions are calling for a sweeping investigation of the Obama Administration, but here she is doing it anyway. Perhaps the GOP can jot this down as another win?
~ Liberty Planet