Kathleen Sebelius is insistent that no one told Obama prior to October 1 that testing and evaluation had indicated healthcare.gov likely would fail.

Not even as a government “shutdown” was looming over the issue of delaying the individual mandate for a year?  Even though an inoperable healthcare.gov website would justify the Republican position?  Even though a failure of the website would be a major embarrassment?

HHS chief: President didn’t know of Obamacare website woes beforehand

President Barack Obama didn’t know of problems with the Affordable Care Act’s website — despite insurance companies’ complaints and the site’s crashing during a test run — until after its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation’s health chief told CNN on Tuesday.

In an exclusive interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website. Sebelius responded that it was in “the first couple of days” after the site went live October 1.

“But not before that?” Gupta followed up.

To which Sebelius replied, “No, sir.”

This all sounds eerily familiar:

WaPo IRS Scandal No One Told Obama

Senior White House officials, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, learned last month about a review by the Treasury Department’s inspector general into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, but they did not inform President Obama, the White House said Monday.

 Holder: No Petraeus security breach, so Obama not told:

USA Today Obama not told about Petraeus

The FBI investigation into former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell found no apparent threat to national security, so there was no reason to notify President Obama or Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

White House: Biden, Obama unaware of security requests:

Politico Obama unaware of security requests

Josh Rogin reports at The Cable that President Obama and Vice President Biden were never personally made aware of requests for additional security at the Benghazi consulate and the Tripoli embassy in Libya….

Being unaware is a convenient excuse, almost as convenient as still blaming Bush almost 5 years after Obama took over The White House.


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