Denver tech employees refuse to testify at congressional hearing on Clinton email

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - A pair of technicians from a Denver firm that supplied information technology services in connection with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's controversial email server system declined Tuesday to testify before a congressional committee investigating the matter.

Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton of Denver’s Platte River Networks appeared before the panel but refused to answer questions, citing their 5th Amendment constitutional right to remain silent.

The men were then excused from the hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Associated Press reports.

Last month, Republican congressional leaders subpoenaed Platte River Networks and two other companies after they declined to provide information on Clinton’s email system voluntarily to lawmakers. The company has said it cooperated earlier with the FBI and other agencies.

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