It looks like even BleachBit couldn’t have make the investigation into Hillary’s emails go away…
Jason Chaffetz, Chair of the HOGR Committee is continuing the probe into the missing emails from Hillary’s private server.
And that’s not all.
“This was never a political targeting in the beginning and just because there was a political election doesn’t mean it goes away,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told reporters Monday. “There were a lot of other characters that were involved in this that we have to look at.”
Their review will encompass an array of figures, ranging from Clinton’s ousted team to incumbent leaders of the FBI.
“This was potentially one of the largest breaches of security in the history of the State Department,” he said. “It cannot and should never be repeated again. How is it that so much information was able to migrate out into the world? These are still open questions that we need to finish up so that they don’t happen again.”
Chaffetz wants to review the security clearances of Clinton aides who helped manage the “extremely careless” email process described by FBI Director James Comey. Chaffetz said he is inclined to hold Bryan Pagliano, a key Clinton IT aide, in contempt of Congress for flouting subpoenas last year. “You can’t just get a subpoena from Congress to testify and not show up,” he said.
Read more: Washington Examiner
The State Department dragged their feet and delayed turning over documents.
Chaffetz said his committee will probably call State Department employees to do transcribed interviews with lawmakers, and may hold hearings.
“Do I anticipate calling Hillary Clinton to testify?” he said. “No.” But other State Department staff could be dragged, again, into an investigation that to many seemed closed.
Democrats said it’s time to put the email controversy to rest: Clinton lost.
“It is extremely disappointing that Chairman Chaffetz plans to continue investigating Secretary Clinton for years to come,” Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the Oversight Committee’s top Democrat, said in a statement.
Read more: Washington Post
That response is typical Democrat.
This wasn’t political.
Just because the investigation happened during an election campaign, it doesn’t mean that it was politically motivated.
The facts remain:
– If Hillary hadn’t tried to side-step Freedom Of Information Act requests by having a private server, none of this would have happened.
– She was Secretary of State and handled sensitive information that certainly meant life or death, and she was flippant with that Classified material.
– As Chaffetz says, this was ‘potentially one of the largest breaches of security in the history of the State Department’.
– She was also enabled by a number of players, including Cheryl Mills, who acted as her attorney
Chaffetz says that there are a few people that could have a pretty bad start to 2017:
– Bryan Pagliano, Hillary’s IT guy for ignoring Congressional subpoenas
– Patrick Kennedy, State Department Under Secretary for Management, who — according to the FBI — tried to keep the Classified information on Hillary’s server from going public and tried to set up a ‘quid pro quo’ arrangement
– The FBI itself — due to former 2nd-in-Command, Andrew McCabe, whose wife had been given some pretty hefty campaign contributions by Clinton-supporter, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Looks like this is still going to be interesting for a good long while.