The long-simmering feud between the Obama administration and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) boiled over Monday amid charges and counter-charges that each side was failing to safeguard sensitive ObamaCare information.
Issa conducted a field hearing in Dallas to promote a new report criticizing the ObamaCare “navigators,” saying they had failed to adequately protect Social Security numbers and other private consumer data.
The White House and Democrats responded with an aggressive counter-attack accusing Issa of recklessly handling sensitive material.
The White House general counsel went around Issa in a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), asking he intervene to prevent further leaks.
In addition, seven House Democrats, all of them committee heads, contributed to the administration’s effort by sending a similar letter to Boehner. All of these letters were sent to the press in one convenient package.
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