The Obama administration at the “last minute” on Tuesday declined to allow leading officials to testify before a classified House committee investigating a massive hack attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that led to the disclosure of millions of personal records, according to a leading lawmaker.

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.

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