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Some political pundits on the left are still complaining that Hillary Clinton's email server is receiving too much media attention. But even the New York Times, a heavily-left newspaper, concedes that Clinton has shown problems with her candor and honesty about the server.

But when a Clinton employee who set up her private email server refused to show up for a Congressional hearing in front of the House Oversight Committee, things got a lot more serious. Not only was Bryan Pagliano served a subpoena to appear before the committee, but the other members of Clinton's computer expert team refused to answer any questions.

The engineers who had managed the server and had taken part in the deletion of the emails had reportedly struck a plea deal with the FBI for participating in the bureau's investigation. But those same computer experts absolutely refused to answer any questions before the House committee.

But the Fifth Amendment gives people the right to remain silent. That's a right. Failure to show up for a Congressional subpoena, however, is more serious by far.

Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz said that the House will be considering what they can do to punish Pagliano for not showing up.

"I will consult with counsel and my colleagues to consider a full range of options available to address Mr. Pagliano’s failure to appear. When you are served a subpoena by the United States Congress, that is not optional," Chaffetz told reporters.

The liberals, for their part, said that appearing before Congress might put Pagliano in a position where he could incriminate himself. The Republicans, though, pointed to the fact that Pagliano already has a plea deal in place. Going to jail likely wouldn't have been an option for him.

Now, however, having now shown up for a Congressional hearing, it's anyone's guess what will happen to him.

h/t: The Hill


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