The former Hillary Clinton IT aide who set up her private email server has refused to testify in court and now faces criminal charges.
Bryan Pagliano served as Clinton’s senior advisor and was responsible for managing Clinton’s private server.
“Because Pagliano’s job functions included supporting mobile computing issues across the department, he was uniquely positioned to answer questions regarding State Department policies and practices for preserving records, as well as the technological procedures utilized to do so,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz wrote.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Paliano ignored more than one subpoena requesting that he testify before the committee.
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“There is no legal basis for Pagliano’s refusal to appear before the committee,” Chaffetz said. “In light of Pagliano’s contumacious conduct in refusing to testify, the department should bring the matter before a grand jury for its action or file an information charging Pagliano with violating 2 U.S.C. § 192.”
It is reported Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, said the committee would be wasting time pursuing charges against Pagliano.
“The Oversight Committee can’t afford to be distracted by political vendettas against Hillary Clinton while our constituents are begging us to conduct responsible oversight of President Trump,” Cummings said in a statement.
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