Eric Holder Has 3 'Soulful' Email Aliases
One involves the Temptations
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2015 2:00 PM CDT
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the congregation March 8 at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala.   (AP Photo/Selma Times-Journal, Alaina Denean)

(Newser) – The email circus continues, with the Huffington Post revealing that Eric Holder has used three email pseudonyms as attorney general. A Justice Department spokesperson says it's all aboveboard and a fairly common practice among top officials to keep their inboxes under control. The three aliases are all official ones of the variety, and those who handle FOIA requests know about them. The spokesperson also described the aliases as "soulful." Judge for yourself:

  • Henry Yearwood: It's a combination of mom's maiden name and the first name of another relative.
  • David Kendricks: A combination of David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of the Tempations.
  • Still a mystery: The spokesperson won't divulge No. 3, hinting only that it's based on an athlete's name.