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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) revealed that the FBI gave Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills immunity as they investigated her private email server. This kind of news explains why the FBI recommended the DOJ not prosecute Hillary despite overwhelming evidence:
“No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case,” Chaffetz said. “They were handing out immunity deals like candy.”
The Associated Press reported:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told the Associated Press on Friday that Mills gave federal investigators access to her laptop on the condition that findings couldn’t be used against her.
Chaffetz said he was “absolutely stunned” that the FBI would cut a deal with someone as close to the investigation as Mills.
FBI Director James Comey shocked everyone in July when he announced he told the DOJ not to prosecute Hillary over her private email server even though the bureau found she and her aides were careless with top secret information and destroyed old BlackBerry devices.
The FBI also gave immunity to Paul Combetta, an employee at Platte Rivers Network that hosted the server. He has recently landed in hot water with Chaffetz when Reddit users found an old post written by username “stonetear” who asked users how to strip emails for a VIP client. No one has confirmed Combetta owned the username, but people have found other connections. Reddit users noticed that a Paul Combetta on Etsy also has the “stonetear” username while “the inactive website combetta.com is registered to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Former State Department IT aide Bryan Pagliano received immunity from the FBI. He set up Hillary’s private email server when she served as Secretary of State. On Thursday, the Oversight Committee voted to hold him in contempt of Congress after he didn’t show up for two hearings despite receiving a subpoena. Chaffetz mentioned Pagliano’s immunity deal, which means he shouldn’t have a problem testifying. Pagliano’s lawyers said he already invoked his Fifth Amendment rights before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which should apply to this investigation as well. Chaffetz shot down that argument since “he has questions that fall outside the purview of the Benghazi panel.”
The FBI also gave immunity to “John Bentel, then-director of the State Department’s Office of Information Resources Management, and Clinton aide Heather Samuelson.”