A second State Department worker refuses to testify in front of the Congress about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal
John Bentel, a retired State Department official who managed security in the department, has refused to testify willingly in front of the Congress about Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. This makes him the second State Department official to refuse to tell the Congress what he knows, here is more:
A State Department staffer who oversaw security and technology issues for Hillary Clinton is refusing to answer Senate investigators’ questions about the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server — marking the second time an ex-State employee has declined to talk to lawmakers.
John Bentel, a now-retired State employee who managed IT security issues for the top echelon at the department, declined to be interviewed by GOP staff on the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO.
Needless to say, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are not happy and it appears as if they are threatening to subpoena John Bentel:
“We are troubled by your refusal to engage with the committees even after repeated overtures of accommodation,” the letter to Bentel and his lawyer reads. “We need to speak with you. … We would, of course, prefer that you meet with us in a voluntary and informal manner, but we will consider other options if faced with a continuing lack of cooperation.”
If he is not willing to testify willingly about what he knows I can almost guarantee that if he is compelled to testify he will plead the Fifth rather than spill the beans on the former Secretary of State. There is only one way to find out what he is hiding, or afraid to admit, and that would be for the Congress to follow the lead of the Justice Department in regards to Bryan Pagliano and grant him immunity in return for his testimony. I have no doubt he knows something and this is the only way to find out what it is.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium