New York says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias to discuss climate change while he was ExxonMobil’s chief executive: Wayne Tracker.Usually when a party submits responses in discovery, the person answering has to swear to the veracity of the responses, under oath.
Tillerson sent messages from the account 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.
Schneiderman made the claim in a letter Monday to Justice Barry Ostrager in New York state court in Manhattan, accusing Exxon of failing to turn over all relevant documents required by a court order. The filing comes in a protracted legal dispute in which Exxon seeks to derail probes by New York and Massachusetts into whether the company misled investors for years about the possible impact of climate change on its business.
So either Rex Tillerson lied, or he was complicit in submitting misleading responses. He may have even been actively circumventing discovery by use of a sock-puppet.
This is going to get good....