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Ed Driscoll

More Lost Obama Emails?

August 7th, 2014 - 3:52 pm

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“Issa: More Than 20 Obama Officials ‘Lost or Destroyed’ E-mails After House Launched Probes,” Joel Gehrke writes at the Corner:

The revelation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilynn Tavenner did not retain her e-mails means that more than 20 witness in the Obama administration to lose or delete e-mails without notifying Congress, according to the top House investigator.

“The Obama administration has lost or destroyed e-mails 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,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said of Tavenner’s lost e-mails.

“It defies logic that so many senior Administration officials were found to have ignored federal recordkeeping requirements only after Congress asked to see their e-mails,” he continued. “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 e-mail history. Yet again, we discover that this administration will not be forthright with the American people unless cornered.”

And if they’re this cavalier with their own documents, imagine what a hash they’re making of your own healthcare information.

Sure, it will be fun to see Issa pounding the table over this, and a few beads of sweat on the leftwing bureaucrats that Trey Gowdy chooses to grill. But as with the IRS scandal, will there be any consequences over this latest example of lawlessness from the Obama administration?

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