In a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday, two tech firm employees that were in charge of setting up and deleting Hillary’s personal servers, pled the 5th. Both men were asked if they knew about the email fiasco and if they were involved, both refused to comment. One of these tech’s, Justin Cooper, did not even have a security clearance and was responsible for destroying Hillarys phones.
The mind boggling part? 2 of the 3 tech employees were granted full immunity if they helped the FBI with the case, even though one of them LIED. So why in the world would they plead the 5th and fail to appear?
The answer is really simple, these guys are running scared, and don’t want to die. They knew what they were doing was wrong and did it anyway because Hillary said so. What a horrible place to be in.
What do you think? Do they deserve what they get for helping a criminal?
DC has the full story:
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.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who chairs the Oversight Committee, asked Combetta whether he was involved in an Aug. 19, 2015 email chain in which a PRN employee said, seemingly in reference to the Clinton email fiasco, that they were “starting to think this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy [sic] shit.”
Combetta did not answer the question and pleaded the Fifth. He also did not answer Chaffetz’s question regarding who told him to delete Clinton’s email backups.