EXCLUSIVE: House Unveils Contempt of Congress Charges Against Key Hillary Clinton IT Guru
If Bryan Pagliano is a no show at the Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing examining Hillary Clinton’s email security on Thursday, key lawmakers will move to hold the IT programmer in Contempt of Congress which would refer the alleged obstruction to a grand jury.
Pagliano ignored a House subpoena last week to testify at a committee hearing. Today committee chairman Congressman Jason Chaffetz put his foot down to prevent a repeat performance by Hillary Clinton’s primary IT guru who maintained her private computer servers.
Chaffetz was steamed at his committee’s Sept. 13 hearing and vowed to consider a “full range of options” to compel Pagliano’s testimony.
“When you are served a subpoena by the United States Congress, that is not optional,” Chaffetz said. “If anybody is under any illusion that I’m going to let go of this and just let it sail off into the sunset, they are very ill-advised.”
The resolution, if passed by the House, would include a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to convene a grand jury for obstruction. Pagliano’s previous immunity agreement with the Justice Department could not block that potential indictment.
The full resolution can be viewed here.