Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is now being accused of using an email alias account for many years to discuss climate change matters while he was CEO of ExxonMobil-- in what appears to be a concerted effort to keep sensitive communications out of the eyes of the public, Exxon’s shareholders, and, possibly, investigators.
Tillerson sent messages from an account named "Wayne Tracker" to discuss the risks posed by climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a court filing about his office’s fraud investigation of the company. Tillerson, whose middle name is Wayne, used the "Wayne Tracker" account on the Exxon system from at least 2008 through 2015, Schneiderman said.
The bottom line? According to the charge, Exxon failed to disclose Tillerson’s alias email account as part of an investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled investors about the impacts of climate change, meaning that no documents connected to that account were collected as part of that investigation.