Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) ripped the Justice Department’s “stunning” reported decision to grant immunity to the “triggerman” who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails during a Fox News appearance on Friday.
“This is Prosecutor 101. You don’t give immunity to the person who actually robbed the bank,” Gowdy said. “You may want to give it to the getaway driver. You may want to give it to the person who helped them count the money afterwards, but you don’t give immunity to the person who walked in and robbed the bank. That ain’t that complicated, but that’s apparently what the FBI did.”
Computer specialist Paul Combetta received immunity from the Justice Department during its investigation into Clinton’s private email server, the New York Times reported Thursday. Combetta, an employee of Platte River Networks, used a program called BleachBit to permanently delete messages from Clinton’s server, just weeks after her server use came to light in March 2015.
Gowdy, the Benghazi Select Committee chairman and a career prosecutor, wanted to know what sort of immunity Combetta received.