House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will summon a former top administration official back to Capitol Hill as he refocuses his attention on ObamaCare.
In a letter sent Wednesday and obtained exclusively by The Hill, Issa seeks a second interview with Tony Trenkle to clarify his testimony on HealthCare.gov security concerns.
Trenkle is the former chief information officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He left the CMS last November after eight years with the agency for a job with IBM. [READ THE LETTER]
“Based upon additional information obtained by the Committee, it appears that you were not candid and fully forthcoming with the Committee,” Issa said. “We therefore write to ask that you make yourself available as soon as possible for another transcribed interview in order to clarify your role and actions implementing ObamaCare.”
The letter was also signed by Reps. James Lankford (R-Okla) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
The CMS was responsible for building ObamaCare’s online portal, which was essentially out of commission for the two months following the Oct. 1 launch.