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Two former Obama cabinet officials have declined to testify before the House Oversight Committee in its probe of the White House political office.
The news came late Friday in an angry statement from Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who blasted the officials for [shrinking] “from an examination of the facts.”
“The White House’s efforts to reconfigure its political office does not inoculate it from oversight of any prior wrongdoing or efforts to rectify these legal violations,” Issa said.
Issa sought out former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis last month because both were accused of violating a law that limits political activity in the executive branch.