WASHINGTON (AP) — The former State Department computer specialist tasked with setting up the private email server Hillary Clinton used while secretary of state has refused a subpoena to appear before a House panel.
Bryan Pagliano was scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee who helped set up and maintain a private email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton, departs Capitol Hill on Sept. 10, 2015, to give his deposition to a House panel on the Benghazi investigation. Pagliano will assert his constitutional right not to testify before any congressional committees, his lawyer says. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is the committee's Republican chairman. Chaffetz says there will be consequences for Pagliano's refusal to appear and for "thumbing his nose at Congress."
He didn't specify what the penalties would be but says, "We're not letting go of this."
A letter from Pagliano's attorney released by the committee says Pagliano will continue to assert his constitutional right not to testify.
Pagliano refused to answer questions last year before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.