Smith Issues Subpoenas to Clinton’s Private Email Server Companies

“The companies have direct and unique knowledge of her private server and email account. The information being sought is a crucial step in bringing greater transparency to Secretary Clinton’s ‘extremely careless’ — I would call it dangerously reckless and grossly negligent — email practices.

Smith Issues Subpoenas to Clinton’s Private Email Server Companies

Ed. Note: Kudos to Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) for actions he has taken to get to the bottom of Secretary Clinton’s email server compliance issues. On August 22nd he issued subpoenas to the three companies involved. Congressman Smith is the Chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

This is the type of diligence we expect from our elected officials in order to uncover and present the facts to the American people.

Contact your elected officials and let them know when you’re happy with the performance of their duties. We know you’ll find this hard to believe, but Internet trolls have posted a lot of ugly comments on Congressman Smith’s Facebook page concerning this issue. Below is the official press release that made the fur fly on Facebook.


Republished from Congressman Smith’s official press release, August 25, 2016. Image credit: Still photo from FoxNews video. CLICK HERE to view the Fox News interview with Congressman Smith.


WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee issued subpoenas with the support of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to three companies that provided software and services to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that played a role in maintaining her private email server. This bicameral effort builds on the request for information sent to the companies on July 12 by both Smith and Johnson.

“Companies providing services to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server are not above the law,” said Smith. “These companies have failed to comply with our committee’s request for documents and interviews that would provide information critical to understanding Secretary Clinton’s private server and informing policy changes in how to prevent similar email arrangements in the future. The committee is issuing subpoenas to obtain the information necessary to answer questions about the structure and security of the email system and whether or not the cybersecurity standards and measures used to protect information stored on Secretary Clinton’s private server were in accord with NIST standards. The committee is also concerned about the preservation of the records on Secretary Clinton’s private server. Our committee plans to provide the American people with the transparency they deserve from our government leaders and the systems used to secure operations.”

“I strongly support Chairman Smith’s decision to subpoena the three companies, which is why I co-signed the cover letter accompanying each subpoena,” said Johnson. “The companies have direct and unique knowledge of her private server and email account. The information being sought is a crucial step in bringing greater transparency to Secretary Clinton’s ‘extremely careless’ — I would call it dangerously reckless and grossly negligent — email practices. I hope the information we will obtain will inform policy changes that can prevent similar misconduct in the future.”

Full copies of the letters can be found here:

Letter to Mr. Austin McChord, CEO, Datto, Inc.

Letter to Mr. Victor Nappe, CEO, SECNAP Network Security Corp.

Letter to Mr. Treve Suazo, CEO, Platte River Networks

 

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