Internal Emails Show White House Was Aware Sebelius Was Shaking Down Companies She Regulates For Obamacare Donations…

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3/5/2014

Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner through a Freedom of Information Act request raise new questions about how much the White House knew about Health and Human Services SecretaryKathleen Sebelius’ fundraising for Obamacare and whether she solicited donations from entities she regulates.

White House officials have said they did not sign off on calls made by Sebelius to solicit donations from private entities for Enroll America, an outside nonprofit with close White House ties that promotes enrollment in the health law’s insurance exchanges. Officials say they were only generally aware Sebelius would be seeking support from outside groups…

…The emails show that White House Office of Public Engagement staffers participated in weekly conference calls with HHS and Enroll America. The emails also show that the agenda of these phone meetings included Sebelius’ calls to outside entities, high-level operational planning and more focused outreach with private partners through senior White House aides…

 

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