Issa warns Sebelius of Possible Perjury Charges Over False Obamacare Testimony

Issa-Sebelius-AP-2Image via Fox Nation

Wednesday, in a letter sent to HHS Kathleen Sebelius, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., suggested the secretary may have perjured herself when she appeared before Congress. He pressed for an explanation for the false and misleading statements she made about the security risks present on HealthCare.gov  and  requested the documents and communications that were made in preparation for Sebelius’s congressional appearances after October 1, 2013.

“Providing false or misleading testimony to Congress is a serious matter,” Issa wrote. “Documents and testimony obtained by the Committee, including information provided by Teresa Fryer, the Chief Information Security Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the MITRE Corporation, a contractor hired by HHS to conduct security assessments of healthcare.gov, show that your testimony was false and misleading.”

The letter cites four examples of false statements Sebelius made before Congress:

1) that MITRE was conducting ongoing security testing

2) that MITRE’s preliminary report “did not raise flags about going ahead”

3) that “no one… suggested that the risks outweighed the importance of moving forward”

4) that MITRE made recommendations to CMS about moving forward.

“Although the four examples of misinformation and falsehoods from your Congressional testimony late last year are extremely troubling,” Issa wrotes, “your failure during numerous Congressional hearings to explicitly mention the serious problems with security testing in the month prior to launch creates the appearance that you carefully chose language that would mislead Members of Congress and the American public.”

You can read the complete letter to Secretary Sebelius here.

Hat tip White House Dossier.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

About these ads

5 Responses to “Issa warns Sebelius of Possible Perjury Charges Over False Obamacare Testimony”

  1. MM Says:

    Quit warning these liars-Holder did the same thing and all Congress did was…oh yeah, sent a letter. There’s a parade of people from this administration that routinely come before this or that committee and lie. And includes Hillary.

    Obama tramples the Constitution and wha? Oh yeah, nasty letters.

    Maybe they’re saving them up to do a wall or two in their office.

    I guess I expect too much from my side , yaknow, not to get lied to and than roll over.

    Like

  2. Bakken Wag Says:

    If only Issa’s mights would become real smites. Like his initiative, but so far, no satisfactory results: F&F, IRS, Benghazi, ad nauseum.

    Like

  3. Larwyn’s Linx: “That’s as low as any president in our history has gone” | Preppers Universe Says:

    […] Chamber of Commerce will oppose tea party candidates: Dan RiehlIssa: Sebelius May Face Perjury Charges Over Obamacare Testimony: Nice DebIL Governor Quinn Addresses Terror-linked Islamic Conference: Creeping […]

    Like

  4. Trey Gowdy: Sebelius “In Over Her Head” – “Should Have Been Gone A Long Time Ago” | Nice Deb Says:

    […] Wednesday, Rep Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to HHS Kathleen Sebelius suggesting the secretary may have perjured herself when she appeared before Congress and demanding an explanation for the false and misleading statements she made about the security risks present on HealthCare.gov.  He also requested the documents and communications that were made in preparation for Sebelius’s congressional appearances after October 1, 2013. […]

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Blog Stats

    • 4,655,162 hits
  • free counters
  • Is your cat plotting to kill you?
  • Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 533 other followers

    %d bloggers like this: