Only the Obama Regime would have the cheek necessary to refuse action on a House subpoena by claiming it does not trust the motives of Government Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa! Concerned by widespread reports that personal information is not secure on the ObamaCare signup website HealthCare.gov, Issa’s Oversight Committee subpoenaed security testing documents from MITRE Corporation, the IT firm hired by Health and Human Services to perform Security Control Assessments of the site. Jim Esquea, HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation, wrote to Committee Chair Issa, claiming that HHS (now obviously enjoying complete control over MITRE) would be delighted to share information with the Committee, but was unsure “…whether the Committee [would] work with [HHS] to ensure the sensitive information contained in [the] documents is adequately protected.”
The same Obama Administration that trusts Iran with nuclear weapons is expressing reservations about the intentions of Darrell Issa. That’s enough for Ripley.
Esquea makes much of the HHS offer to provide the Committee with unredacted MITRE reports in a “secure reading room.” But the following paragraph written by Esquea to Issa creates all the suspicion it could possibly take to make Republican committee members want to deal directly and solely with MITRE. It reads:
You have suggested that the Department’s [HHS] concerns in producing the requested documents are rooted in a reluctance to disclose the current status of specific security risks that MITRE identified. But as noted above, we have already shared and will continue to share the unredacted SCA’s [Security Control Assessments] with the Congress in a manner that does not create new or additional threats to our system.
The Regime will share unredacted SCA’s “…in a manner that does not create new or additional threats to our system.” What exactly does THAT mean? And who will decide which documents “create new or additional threats?” Will Esquea take it upon himself to withhold those documents, not even advising the Committee of their existence!
I can imagine Issa, Trey Gowdy (SC), and Jason Chaffetz (UT) falling on the floor in a fit of laughter upon reading this flagrant effort at deceit.
Barack had to claim Executive Privilege in order to prevent the House obtaining subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents. I wonder if he’ll resort to the same scam after thousands of Americans have reported their identities stolen upon having tried to obtain government mandated ObamaCare!