by Katie Brown, PhD
The New York Post reports today that the Rockefellers and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman were apparently discussing the #ExxonKnew investigation several months before either the InsideClimate News (ICN) or Columbia School of Journalism #ExxonKnew pieces were published. This is quite telling given the Rockefeller’s role in funding and directing the entire #ExxonKnew campaign.
This latest revelation provides an additional piece to the puzzle regarding the collaboration between Schneiderman’s office and the organization that bankrolled both hit pieces against ExxonMobil. It also raises even more questions, especially because Schneiderman’s office is trying to use a “law enforcement” exemption to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to keep the emails between Schneiderman and the Rockefellers out of the public view.