Flashback: Remember when President Obama accused Republicans of pursing “phony scandals” echoing a line used by then White House Press Secy Jay Carney.
(Sharyl Attkisson) An email obtained by Congress shows the top official of Heathcare.gov (ObamaCare) at HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Marilyn Tavenner instructed her agency’s top spokesman to ‘Please Delete This Email’ this instruction is particularly significant for several reasons:
(1) The email to be deleted included an exchange between key White House officials and CMS officials;
(2) The email was dated the 05 Oct 2013 five days into the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov;
(3) Federal law requires that federal officials to retain copies (not delete) email exchanges;
(4) The document that was to be deleted was subpoenaed by Congress as well as numerous FOIA requests.
House Energy and Commerce Committee members in a letter dated 15 August asked Tavenner to explain why she instructed a colleague to ‘delete’ the email, the letter further requests details regarding other Congressional subpoenaed documents that CMS has claimed were permanently lost.
Yet another fine example of the lack of transparency, perjury and obstruction of justice by senior federal officials–fortunately the statute of limitations to prosecute survives past the the Obama administration.