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Warning to Office of Resigning Dem Governor: Do Not Destroy or Alter Health-Agency Documents

Kitzhaber, a Democrat, announced his resignation Friday amid a conflict-of-interest scandal.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber greets supporters at the Democratic election night party in Portland, Ore., last November.(Image source: AP/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

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.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber greets supporters at the Democratic election night party in Portland last November. (Image source: AP/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

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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