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Report: Former EPA head Lisa Jackson gets defense attorney for secret email investigation

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Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson reportedly hired a lawyer to defend her as a congressional investigators continue to probe her use of a private email to conduct government business, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

C.J. Ciaramella has the story:

Jackson, who announced her resignation from the EPA in December amid a congressional probe, hired lawyer Barry Coburn from the D.C. firm Coburn & Greenbaum, according to a source.

Jackson now works for Apple as the tech giant’s top environmental officer.

When reached by phone, Coburn said he would call this reporter back “ASAP.” As of press time, he has not.

The hire comes shortly after it was revealed that Jackson used her home email account to conduct official EPA business.

“P.S. Can you use my home email rather than this one when you need to contact me directly?” Jackson wrote to a lobbyist for Siemens, a multinational company.

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