Members of the House Oversight Committee voted Thursday to hold Hillary Clinton’s former IT aide in contempt of Congress over his refusal to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony.
Bryan Pagliano, the aide who set up Clinton’s private email server, failed to appear before the committee on Sept. 13 and declined to provide a copy of the immunity agreement given to him by the Justice Department during the year-long FBI investigation of Clinton’s email network.
“Subpoenas are not optional,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the Oversight Committee, at a hearing Thursday to consider Pagliano’s fate.
Pagliano worked on Clinton’s 2008 campaign before following her to the State Department. Clinton reportedly paid the IT specialist out of her own pocket to operate the private server in her basement through a personal arrangement that was not initially disclosed to the government.