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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 02:58 PM

Issa Tries to Subpoena Sensitive ACA Website Code. Cummings PWNS Him

Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter to Committee Chairman Darrell Issa requesting that he abandon the unnecessary and confrontational subpoena he issued to government contractor MITRE Corporation demanding sensitive security documents relating to the Healthcare.gov website. If Issa refuses, Cummings’ letter calls on Issa to follow House Rules and hold a Committee vote before releasing any documents obtained pursuant to his subpoena.
Issa issued his unilateral subpoena on Monday while Cummings was in South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and he rejected requests by Democratic staffers to wait two days until Cummings returned. Issa’s actions contradicted a commitment he made to consult with Cummings before issuing subpoenas and, according to Cummings’ letter, “leave the impression that you were rushing to issue the subpoena before I returned to the United States.”

The documents under subpoena are Security Control Assessments conducted by MITRE. According to Cummings’ letter, MITRE security officials warned Issa repeatedly in letters on November 5, November 22, and December 4 that “the documents you are demanding include software code and other technical information that is highly sensitive and that MITRE officials believe could give hackers a roadmap to compromise the security of the website and the personal information of American citizens.”

http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/13/1262506/-Issa-Tries-to-Subpoena-Sensitive-ACA-Website-Code-Cummings-PWNS-Him?detail=facebook

Is Issa trying to insure that hackers get into the website or what? I don't trust that man.

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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 03:14 PM

1. That is the idea.

After hackers get into the site, the GOP will scream the site is unsafe in another attempt to assault Obama.

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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 04:07 PM

2. Just give him some HTML code

Get a bunch of public-domain jQuery stuff, throw that in there as well. Put in some SQL statements from a tutorial site, etc. He won't know the difference.

TlalocW

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