WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican-led House committee has voted to hold in contempt of Congress a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the contempt resolution on a 19-15 vote along party lines on Thursday. The resolution states that the computer specialist tasked with setting up Clinton’s server did not comply with two subpoenas ordering him to appear before the panel.
Bryan Pagliano’s attorneys said in a letter to the committee that the subpoenas revealed “a naked political agenda” to embarrass Pagliano by forcing him to assert his constitutional rights before the cameras just weeks before the presidential election.
Clinton is the former secretary of state now running as the Democratic nominee for president.