OLD NEWS, NOTHING TO SEE HERE, SHE’S ALREADY DISCLOSED EVERYTHING: Tech expert who set up Clinton’s server ignores subpoena.
Bryan Pagliano was scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (CHAY’-fits) of Utah is the committee’s Republican chairman. Chaffetz says there will be consequences for Pagliano’s refusal to appear and for “thumbing his nose at Congress.”
He didn’t specify what the penalties would be but says, “We’re not letting go of this.”
A letter from Pagliano’s attorney released by the committee says Pagliano will continue to assert his constitutional right not to testify.
The story notes that in 2012, Pagliano also refused to answer House questions about Benghazi.
Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton both appeared in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for a hearing to examine the preservation of Clinton’s State Department emails.
Both technicians work for Platte River Networks (PRN), a Denver-based tech firm that Clinton hired in 2013 to manage her private email setup.
Combetta is one of two technicians who was granted immunity by the Justice Department in order to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s server. The other is Bryan Pagliano, a former Clinton campaign official who managed Clinton’s off-the-books email server as an IT adviser at the State Department. He ignored the Oversight Committee’s subpoena to appear on Tuesday.
Combetta’s immunity agreement has angered some Republican lawmakers because he seemingly lied to the FBI during one of two interviews he attended earlier this year.
According to the FBI’s report of its Clinton email investigation, Combetta gave conflicting answers when asked about his decision to use a software program called BleachBit to delete backups of Clinton’s emails from PRN’s servers.
It seems like only yesterday that Jill Abramson was encouraging Hillary to try “radical transparency.”