Lost Emails Scandal Spreads to Top Obamacare Official

The Obama administration admitted Thursday that it has lost emails from the key official who oversaw the botched federal Obamacare rollout last year, and the health department may have broken the law by failing to report the lost emails to the National Archives.

Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, thought she had saved the emails as official records but now realizes they “might not be retrievable,” the Health and Human Services Department said in a letter to Congress detailing the problem.

Coming on top of the Internal Revenue Service scandal, in which key figure Lois G. Lerner’s emails apparently disappeared in a hard-drive crash, the revelation is the latest dent in President Obama’s vow to run a transparent administration.