HHS tells Darrell Issa’s Congressional Committee in a letter that it will not comply with investigative subpoenas because “we don’t trust you with information”.
This is now become full blown, in-our-face tyranny. Notwithstanding the ghoulish Sebelius’ arrogance and condescension towards anyone asking questions when trying to get to the bottom of the fraud and billions of dollars in waste thrown at a purposefully defective website put together by one of Michelle Obama’s Canadian college pals.
Now it goes into overdrive when Obama’s regime simply decides that it will no longer comply with the Congressional investigation into it’s fraud, deceit and deliberate collapse and takeover of America’s healthcare industry. The reason given is beyond ridiculous, especially after it was learned that absolutely NO SECURITY was built into the ObamaCare website, putting personal information of anyone who signed up at terrible risk. Now HHS says they will not comply with subpoenas because they do not trust Congress to keep data ‘secret’. No, that’s not ‘Onion’ satire that is the real excuse given to ignore the subpoena and refuse to comply with investigators.
The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak havoc on the system. Issa has issued a subpoena to MITRE, a government contractor, to turn over unredacted copies of security-testing documents by noon Friday. At issue are website development plans MITRE drafted for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is under HHS. Already, Issa has been given access to the documents he seeks “in camera” — meaning committee staff were able to review them in a room but not keep them — but he is seeking physical copies…Administration officials worry that Issa intends to put them in the public domain, which Esquea argues could compromise the security of the site
…“It’s an unacceptable violation of law and a dangerous precedent for any Administration to tell a private company not to respond to a lawful subpoena,” Issa spokesman Frederick Hill said in an email.
Issa shot back with a harsh bark by accusing the HHS of criminal obstruction of the probe into the failed ObamaCare website.
The Health and Human Services Department has told contractors working on the problem-plagued ObamaCare website not to release documents to congressional investigators, a mandate slammed as “criminal obstruction” by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.
…“The federal obstruction laws reflect the fact that Congress’ right of access to information is constitutionally based and critical to the integrity and effectiveness of our oversight and investigative activities,” Issa said. “For that reason, it is widely understood that private citizens and companies cannot contract away their duty to comply with a congressional request for documents. “
The HHS did not respond to an email request for comment.
The problem is not the ruse of security in ObamaCare, the real problem is that the system of checks and balances has been abolished by Obama and a complicit Congress and media. Nothing is going to be done about these lawless breaches of law by Obama’s regime. Nothing. Issa’s committee is already proven to be all bark and no bite; nothing but window dressing to silence the Conservatives who are calling for the Rule of Law to be upheld. Congress under John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have willingly ceded their power and authority over to Obama’s complete and total control. When Obama waves his hand to change the healthcare law’s mandates whenever he sees fit – and Congress does nothing to stop such lawlessness, then Congress has willingly empowered a dictator who now rules us under a fraudulent color of ‘law’.
Downtrend has a good analysis on this blatant elitism from Obama’s HHS.