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Critics are leaping on private emails from the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency that seem to show her using the alias of “Richard Windsor” to communicate with people outside the government.

Messages released Wednesday show former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson using the Windsor email account to talk with people who would later serve in the Obama administration.

During her tenure at the EPA, Jackson occasionally used the secondary email account in correspondence with staff.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who released the emails, claims that Jackson crossed the line by using the account to communicate with outside officials.

“EPA has shown an absolute disregard for transparency with their email practices, but this one is pretty bizarre,” said Vitter, the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, in a statement.