BREAKING: Employee Who Used BleachBit to Wipe Clinton's Server Pleads the Fifth

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Sep 13, 2016 10:30 AM
BREAKING: Employee Who Used BleachBit to Wipe Clinton's Server Pleads the Fifth

Platte River Networks employee Paul Combetta, the person who wiped Hillary Clinton's private server and email archive with BleachBit, plead the Fifth Tuesday and refused to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee.

"On advise of counsel I respectfully decline to answer and assert my Fifth Amendment privilege," Combetta said.

Platte River Networks is the company employed by Clinton to host her private email servers and email accounts during her time at the State Department. 

According to the timing presented FBI report on the criminal investigation into the servers, Combetta wiped the server with BleachBit four weeks after the investigation started and two weeks after Congress requested all emails be preserved. Combetta has also been accused of wiping the server while under subpoena.

Combetta's colleague, Bill Thornton, was also called to testify and plead the fifth.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.