Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, House Oversight Committee chair, told the White House Thursday he has evidence the president downplayed his involvement in the botched Obamacare rollout, and demanded more information on withheld documents.
Rep. Darrell Issa said in a letter to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, obtained by Fox News and delivered Thursday, that the House Oversight Committee already has documents indicating senior White House officials and the President were far more involved in the HealthCare.gov debacle than they’ve let on.
He said in the letter the assertion is based on more than 8,000 pages of documents turned over by the Department of Health and Human Services. But the White House and HHS are refusing to release other documents, citing “executive branch institutional interests,” reports Fox News.
Issa demands to know how many and what type of documents the White House is withholding, and gives the Counsel until April 29 to respond in writing.