PORTLAND, Ore. (TheBlaze/AP) — A U.S. House committee investigating Cover Oregon has asked the office of departing Gov. John Kitzhaber to preserve all documents related to the shutdown of the botched health insurance exchange.
A letter submitted Friday by four members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform warns the governor's office not to alter or destroy any records — a reference to a report that Kitzhaber's office recently asked state officials to destroy emails from the governor's personal account.
The letter also asks for a slew of documents in hopes of understanding whether campaign advisers played a role in the decision to switch to the federal health insurance exchange. The investigative committee asks the governor's office to turn over the documents by Feb. 27.
Kitzhaber, a Democrat, announced his resignation Friday amid a conflict-of-interest scandal.
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