House Panel Subpoenas Three Tech Workers Over Clinton Email Questions

From Wallstreet Journal:

WASHINGTON—The chairman of a House committee has subpoenaed three information-technology workers who helped maintain Hillary Clinton’s private email server, amid questions about why an email archive was deleted.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, has ordered Paul Combetta, Bill Thornton and Bryan Pagliano to appear at a congressional hearing tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  

Messrs. Combetta and Thornton are staffers of Platte River Networks, an information-technology firm contracted by Mrs. Clinton to help manage her server. Mr. Pagliano is a former State Department employee who also helped Mrs. Clinton manage her server.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed last week that a technology staffer working for Platte River deleted an archive of Mrs. Clinton’s email after it had been requested by Congress.

The New York Times reported Thursday evening that the staffer in question was Mr. Combetta and that he had been granted immunity by the Justice Department as part of its investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email arrangement. That investigation was closed with no charges being filed against Mrs. Clinton or her aides.

In the FBI report, the technician described an “oh, shit” moment, in which he realized he forgot to have the email system stop saving old emails to her server, a change that was requested by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers in late 2014.

The technician, whose name was redacted in the report, said he then deleted Mrs. Clinton’s email archive from the server.

A spokesperson for Platte River didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did an attorney for Mr. Pagliano. The Clinton campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The existence of the subpoenas was first revealed by House Democrats in a Friday letter to their GOP counterparts on the committee, and confirmed by …

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