U.S. president, DNI urged to take down Obamacare site until Belarus threat solved

Bil Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon

President Barack Obama and two senior aides are being urged to suspend all use of the Obamacare computer network until recent U.S. intelligence warnings of potential cyber attacks from Belarus are resolved.

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Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, called for the suspension in letters to the president, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. …

Bachmann told Clapper that a report posted to the U.S. government’s Open Source Center website had been removed and that the report revealed that Belarusian software engineers were suspected of inserting malicious code in the Obamacare network. … The lawmaker then requested a copy of the report, as well as an explanation of why it was produced and withdrawn from internal circulation. …

Former intelligence officials said the withdrawal of the cyber threat report was an indication of intelligence politicization, a practice barred by regulations for all U.S. intelligence agencies. Politicization occurs when intelligence is skewed or suppressed because it presents unwelcome views or conflicts with administration policies.


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