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House Committee Subpoenas Three Tech Companies in Clinton Email Investigation

A House Committee has issued subpoenas to three technology companies whose products were used in conjunction with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in search of additional information about the security standards used on the system.

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has issued three subpoenas to technology companies whose products were used in conjunction with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure with the State Department.

Letters were sent on August 22 to Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc., Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP Network Security Corp., and Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks.

The letters note that the Committee previously sought voluntary cooperation from each of the three companies to turn over information as part of its investigation, but that this new effort “has a different focus than the [previous] criminal inquiry and derives from different authority.”

The letters state that the Committee has remaining questions about the email server, namely the “structure and security of Secretary Clinton’s email system, whether it was comparable to the cybersecurity standards prescribed by the NIST framework, and the preservation of records on the system.”

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