(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, said Thursday that his panel planned to hold the firm that managed Hillary Clinton's email server in contempt of Congress, the first time he said his committee has ever taken such an "unprecedented" step to enforce a subpoena.
Smith said Clinton's legal team had sent emails to Platte River Networks, the company in question, and two other firms, and wanted the companies to withhold documents from his committees. He charged Platte River resisted congressional attempts to investigate whether Clinton purposefully deleted classified or other work-related emails from her server.
"These emails reveal not just a smoking gun, but who pulled the trigger," Smith said, describing the "delay tactics" Clinton's lawyer had employed to block the congressional probe.
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