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Smith Calls for Compliance With Subpoenas to Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server Companies Post FBI Release

Sep 6, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON -  House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today following the September 2 document release by the FBI in an effort to continue his call for information in his August 22 subpoenas 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. Chairman Smith expects full compliance with the subpoenas. Friday is the subpoena deadline.  

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “The revelations included in the documents released on Friday by the FBI reinforce the importance of the materials the Committee subpoenaed from the three companies that provided software and services to Secretary Clinton.  Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server was reckless, and together with her staff’s efforts to cover up that recklessness, she has put our nation’s security at risk. The documents that Secretary Clinton has refused to allow the three companies to provide the Committee will help answer questions about the structure and security of the email system and the cybersecurity standards and measures used to protect information stored on Secretary Clinton’s private server. The Committee intends to provide the American people with the facts they deserve about the email systems officials used to send classified information.” 

 

Background

Smith issued the subpoenas with the support of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, after the companies failed to comply with the Science Committee’s voluntary 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.

Smith’s subpoenas built on July 12 bicameral efforts to request information and earlier investigations initiated separately by Chairman Smith and Chairman Johnson.

 

Full copies of the August 22 letters can be found below:

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

 

Full copies of the July 12 letters can be found below:

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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