Obama Administration Bails On Testifying About OPM Hack

The Washington Free Beacon is reporting this morning that at the last minute, Obama administration officials declined to testify about the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security breach to the House Armed Services Committee. Why? Because they don’t want to be “on the record.”

Officials from the OPM, Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of Management and Budget cancelled their scheduled appearance before a closed-door session of the House Armed Services Committee, citing issues with the briefing being “on the record.”

The officials were scheduled to provide information about the wide-ranging hack attack, which is considered one of the largest breaches of government data in U.S. history.

The personnel records of at least 21.5 million past and present federal employees were stolen in the attack, including records pertaining to U.S. troops and Defense Department employees.

Officials from all three agencies cancelled their testimony at the “last-minute,” according to Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Texas), chair of the House Armed Services Committee.

Gee, do you think that they realized that they had better get their stories straight first before testifying, so they canceled?

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