Oh, come on – even for Democrats this seems a bit much.
Justin Cooper, the man who assisted in the set-up of Hillary Clinton’s private, home-based email server – the one she used for State Department business – provided testimony before the House Oversight Committee this week, and what had to say is sure to shock.
As Breibart reported: Turns out, he had absolutely “no national security clearance during the time he had access to all of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of State.”
He said he also had access to Clinton’s laptops and mobile devices – a shocking revelation that even the most partisan of politicos should see as a major security lapse and breach of American trust.
But that’s not all.
“Cooper, who said he was being paid by the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation while setting up and servicing Clinton’s personal server, was also named in a heavily redacted 58-page FBI report for using a hammer to destroy then-Secretary Clinton’s old Blackberry devices,” Breitbart went on. “Cooper told the committee that cyber attackers made several ‘brute force’ hacking attempts against Hillary Clinton’s email server, and added that he ‘had developed systems’ to ‘tamp down’ the cyber attacks.”
While Cooper was a no-show for the House hearing, two of his former IT colleagues did make appearances – though their main contributions were mainly to invoke the Fifth Amendment, repeatedly.
One terse exchange, as Breitbart noted, started with Chairman Jason Chaffetz asking ex-Clinton technician Paul Combetta, “Who told you to delete the emails?”
And Combetta’s reply?
“On the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer and assert my Fifth Amendment privilege,” he said.