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!

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Yeah? So what the hell are you gonna do about it?

    • Kawfy

      No sh*t….stop tweeting and start arresting

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Does it have to go through Holder?… Can’t a federal prosecutor bring charges without Holder telling him no?..

      What’s the legal recourse for a out of control AG who refuses to enforce federal law and sneers at testimony proving these violations?

      Take the Senate then impeach and prosecute Holder for misconduct?…

      • conservativechick

        Never going to happen. How do we get rid of HOLDER first?

        • SisterMary

          Um, … never mind.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          We take the Senate… Holder’s done…

          • blank

            > We take the Senate… Holder’s done…

            Nope. Conviction requires a 2/3rds majority, and that’s not happening.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            IF we take EVERY seat, it would only take ONE Democratic vote to convict.

          • blank

            You’re assuming that every Repub will vote to convict, which is unlikely.

            At least one Repub will owe his seat to Dems and there are a couple of “reach across the aisle” folk who will vote not-guilty to get stroked by the MSM as “saving the republic from impeaching the first black president”.

            Regardless, things won’t get to this point because Repubs will be a couple of votes short of 2/3rds and obviously incapable of voting to convict.

            The only way Obama gets impeached is if 5-10 Dem senators publically demand it, and that’s not happening.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            A COUPLE?! We will be only ONE vote short if all Republicans vote, as they will have 66 votes to use. Besides, what is this about O? We’re talking about the AG, here.

          • blank

            > We will be only ONE vote short if all Republicans vote, as they will have 66 votes to use.

            I’m pointing out that (1) Repubs won’t have 66 votes and (2) some Repubs will vote not-guilty. McCain and Cochran for two and there are probably more.

            There’s no way that a conviction will happen on a party-line vote and you’re not going to get enough Dems to make it bipartisan.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            1. Maybe, maybe not. 2. Cochran maybe, but as he owes his political life (that is, if Tea Party Challenger whatshisname-no disrespect intended, I am just bad with names-doesn’t succeed in replacing him) to the RNC, he may also dance to their tune; as for McCain, he may vote to convict because he wants to have SOME relevance. Besides, I think you’re still talking about the President, while I am speaking of Holder.

          • blank

            You’re assuming that the RNC wants a conviction for Holder. It probably doesn’t. (It doesn’t want a debt ceiling fight for example.) Remember, the RNC likes that the IRS went after tea party groups.

            McCain thinks that his relevance comes from being liked by Democrats. He’s not the only one. (God knows where Rubio would come out on this.)

        • Sharkteeth

          Revolution is the only way.

      • Ethanery

        Unfortunately, charges can/will only be brought when there’s a Republican president…

  • John in OK

    “Historic levels of transparency!”
    Historically transparent lies, anyway.

    • Kawfy

      Maybe they are transparent….I can see them flipping me off from my house

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        You too huh?……

        The most corrupt collection of bleeding infected scabs in history… And the National media could not care less, that universal omni-directional bullet proof D protects you from ever having the media give a damn about what a lawless fascist thug you are…

        It’s unreal friggin real….. Alice in Wonderland lever absurdity..

        A presidents minions are breaking federal law, and the media refuses to see.. It’s their thugs, so they’re fine with it. not like it was one of those evil Republicans…

        • Kawfy

          “It’s unreal friggin real….. Alice in Wonderland lever absurdity..”

          I know….Just when I think it can’t get any worse….it does. I am beginning to think it is the ultimate strategy….screw with us on so many levels…. we can’t keep up/or stick with it…well I am and I will not forget

  • FreedomFighter

    I dont see this administration lasting two more years.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      That’s when he’s the most dangerous.. Like any sewer rat, if he sniffs federal prison, expect him to go insane…

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Insane(r)?

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Well…. Violent.. I mean troops on the corners while the Joint Chiefs decide if they are minions… Or American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen….. And request the SCOTUS draw up an arrest warrant…..

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    At least in the old days they’d burn out the shredder trying to cover up their crimes. Now they just have to say “Oops” and they’re off scot-free.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      With this sycophantic worshiping media…. He could shoot child hostages on national TV, and they’d still not see anything wrong..

      But they’d suddenly find a revulsion for those twisted evil six year old bagger traitors… /Sarc…. As if it’s necessary…

      • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

        Don’t mess with their dream. They don’t want to be woken.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    How many instances of evidence tampering/destroying are needed before you do something besides tweet about it and make statements?

    • spankovision

      uhhhhhm…what’s the current count 4000+. Yeah not quite there.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Oh man, it pisses me off. What did he say? More than 20 witnesses who’s emails have gone missing? Can you imagine if this was being done by a private company?

  • reddarin

    If only the House had the power of the purse or the power to impeach. What were the Founders thinking when they left that out of the Constitution??

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    And the consequences for this latest breach of ethics and laws will be just as harsh as those imposed on Lerner and the IRS. Who doesn’t remember all the heads that rolled during THAT scandal. Oh, um, wait a sec…

  • mrspinky85

    I am getting sick and tired of the complaining about this corrupt administration and nothing being done about it. DO SOMETHING!

    • SisterMary

      Which just begs the question, “What does the administration have on all these people?”

      • mrspinky85

        Or the people want to be able to do it when they get in a position to do so.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Start issuing criminal contempt charges.. somebody go to jail…. Make some of these basta*ds sweat.. Somebody will go public…

      Then the entire DNC nightmare crumbles to dust….

  • Netmilsmom

    Why aren’t they subpoenaing the IT guys?
    All of those hard drives had backups

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      The IT guys sleep with the fishes.

  • Jaeger Naught

    Destroying emails? Like tear them to pieces, setting them on fire, run your car over them, acid bath? Those email servers are out there. NSA has them.
    Start rounding up these criminals!

  • Evie1949

    I’ll bet those emails went missing right after they learned instant messaging systems are not backed up. There are those who would defend these officials being so opaque by saying “these were private emails” do not understand, no employee of the government has a right privacy on the work systems including email.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Oops – just an email-o!

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    http://patriotsbillboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Obama-New-Era-Transparency-cartoon-Matt-Weurker-Politico_Universal-Uclick.jpg

    Please somebody be brave enough to take on the Obama administration and fight back his corruptions and illegal activities. I know it going to be a very uphill battle with Eric holder and the liberal media doing everything in their power to protect president boyfriend.

    But please I can’t take the arrogance and patronizing attitude of the Obama administration anymore. :(

  • Maxx

    But you can bet your ass they have all the emails from the rest of us.

    • rambler

      Yup, probably in triplicate too.

    • Wonder Pony

      Of course they have our emails, and more importantly every one of our passwords. All of which are neatly stored at the NSA by Name and Social Security number. How do you suppose the Russians were able to hack 2 billion passwords overnight? For hackers the NSA is known as “OSS”, One Stop Shopping.

  • Saito Sama

    Oh my .. I’m shocked.. Ya hear just absolutely shocked that anyone in this administration would do something like this.
    No way Jose not possible with the most transparent administration this country ever had. There I feel better now.. This is all such bull $hit both parties are full of crap.
    Great leader has set what they call a precedence that will set the standard for all future administrations wether Dem or Rep.. This is all lawyer drama and they love it. Their all media celebrities now

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    Someone in this ethically impaired administration keeps hitting the delete key, I wish we could hit the escape key from this administration.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    The Obama government. We keep on losing emails and hard drives, but don’t worry we will never lose Americans tax records to harass them.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      And Democrats deny any possibility of corruption, while snickering the teachers pet can cheat with complete impunity…. Untouchable…

      Any Democrat who sees this and his response is, “he he he…. F you America, we do what we want”…. Forfeits his right to call himself an American… What the Hell is WRONG with these tools?….

      Is being an American ever, ever going to come first with these people?

      Is DNC Uber Alles going to be their epitaph?… The Democrat party died from extreme complications due to tribalism?

      The difference between us… I can easily think of a dozen reasons to walk away from the GOP,….. and so can every conservative….. How many progressives can look at a throughly corrupt Democrat party and say… “no.. No more crime in my name”?…

      And walk away?……….. Damned few…

  • rambler

    Those emails got removed because they know their 5th amendment rights…..leave nothing around that would incriminate them, no matter what that silly law says about making them keep stuff.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Maybe the NSA oughta start spying on the IRS and HHS because we know the NSA stores information bwahahahaha.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Yes, but I’d imagine the first time NSA is called to provide emails for evidence, they’ll have a “warehouse crash.”

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I’m getting so fed up with this ‘lost emails’ crap. It’s a Federal law that they be backed up – a damn Federal law. So when the IRS or HHS or (InsertAnyAcronymHere) comes up empty when emails are subpoenaed during an investigation, I want to see folks arrested for violating Federal law by not being able to provide the back up files. Enough is enough already – time to start hookin’ and bookin’ these folks.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          No argument here.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    So what’s he going to do?

    • SisterMary

      Shake his finger at the next person who testifies that more emails cannot be produced and/or have been destroyed.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    We need to to our work as citizens and make sure we explain to any “confused” voters that our government by law must follow certain data security (protect and preserve) protocols. This kind of thing really can’t happen innocently, ever. Just having it happen for one witness would require gross incompetence somewhere.

    At this point, there is clearly a culture of criminality – believing that they are above the law – or a conspiracy. Perhaps a combination.

  • PJ in Texas

    All talk and no action… pitiful!

    • globalcrap

      100% correct, Benghazi ,swept under the O Bogus rug too. No justice served.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Ah, the surest sign of a program’s success: destroying any documentation about the implementation and then lying about it.

    Anyone else remember all those liberals who insisted that Obamacare would be a huge success and that nothing would ever go wrong? It was when they were clinging (bitterly, I might add 😉 ) to the notion that this was “the most transparent administration evah.”

  • journogal

    Interesting…it seems as if it’s not only Congress (or specifically the House) that has to do with a less-than-transparent Obama administration, the Feds are also not very willing to let journos see/review Obamacare records. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/384912/congress-isnt-alone-struggling-obtain-obamacare-records-jillian-kay-melchior?

  • Largebill

    Why not destroy emails? They’ve been emboldened by a GOP too afraid to impeach as it might be impolite.

  • globalcrap

    Holder won’t convict O Bogus, Criminals work together, not against each other.

  • SpaceRacer423

    and the punishment for breaking federal law is??????????????
    oh yeah, jack shit during the reign of King Barry.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    All government electronic communications, including emails, should be stored on publicly accessible cloud computer networks so that we can watch what they are doing to us and they can no longer hide their deceitful actions from us.

    • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

      As much as I’d love that, they would switch to their private e-mails, because they are that sneaky and dirty.

  • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

    The more and more I hear about disappearing e-mails, the more and more I want to go out of my mind. I just don’t understand how the American people can just let this go. We are surrounded by criminals with incredible power. You would think something would click in enough minds, that not even the media would be able to fix by spinning some bogus cover story. It’s like most people are mindless robots and have no ability to function on their own. Are some just too scared and pretend to be stupid and go along with whatever to prevent themselves from being a target? What is the deal? We can’t keep going in this direction, it is bad for everyone.

    • Askwatch

      Most of this stuff never makes the State Media news. Then there are those who get their news from Stewart and Colbert, and those who pay no attention at all. They weren’t able to figure out how to register to vote until the gubmint handed them a form at the DMV, but now they’re qualified to wake up on Election Day and vote for the cool guy.

  • Jay Stevens

    Simple solution: treat all of these people the same way the IRS would treat you if they were auditing you. If you told the IRS that the records and emails that they want were “lost”, they would assume you were guilty. And the tax courts would back them up.

  • Calypso

    Thank God this administrations asses is attached to their disgusting bodies because they sure would loose it too. This country is run like a third world one with unlimited credit and run by people that couldn’t get pass a credit check to get a cable.

  • Askwatch

    Think how bad the situation would be if this weren’t the most transparent administration in history.

  • Porphyry

    Everyone who feels like it may start ignoring gov’t-agency rules–because *they* don’t observe them when it’s inconvenient. If various attempts to enforce were met with widespread armed resistance…well, it’s all speculation. Still studying strategy & tactics.