News that HHS exec destroyed emails relevant to a congressional investigation means Obama Admin has lost/destroyed emails for >20 witnesses—
Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) August 07, 2014
Another day, another batch of “missing” emails, according to House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa. This time the problem is with the Department of Health & Human Services and revolves around emails pertaining to the implementation of Obamacare that supposedly can’t be recovered:
Here’s Issa’s statement about these “destroyed” emails:
“Today’s news that a senior HHS executive destroyed emails relevant to a congressional investigation means that the Obama Administration has lost or destroyed emails for more than 20 witnesses, and in each case, the loss wasn’t disclosed to the National Archives or Congress for months or years, in violation of federal law,” said Chairman Issa. “It defies logic that so many senior Administration officials were found to have ignored federal recordkeeping requirements only after Congress asked to see their emails. Just this week, my staff followed up with HHS, who has failed to comply with a subpoena from ten months ago. Even at that point, the administration did not inform us that there was a problem with Ms. Tavenner’s email history. Yet again, we discover that this Administration will not be forthright with the American people unless cornered.”
For some reason all this sounds awfully familiar.
Historic levels of transparency!