Hillary Rodham ClintonLooks like Platte River Networks employees tried to cover their butts in the Hillary email scandal cover-up, according to an internal communication released by a House Committee.

“Wondering how we can sneak an email in now after the fact asking them when they told us to cut the backups and have them confirm it for our records. Starting to think this whole thing is really covering up a lot of shaddy (sic) sh*t,” said the email between two Platte River employees.

We don’t know for sure, because Bill Thornton and Paul Combetta, two employees subpoenaed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Tuesday, pled the Fifth and refused to answer questions about the email from lawmakers who are investigating the scandal.

The AP article that ran in the Denver Post didn’t mention the email they were questioned about that was also released by the committee, but the Daily Caller has the entire chain of communication.

It shows that an employee joked about fishing through Hillary’s email to find the correspondence that directed the company to “cut the backups,” said the email scandal is “lawyer crap now,” and how it “pisses me off” that they lost a hefty contract deal because of the publicity.

“I guess this our ‘welcome to the big leagues’ moment,” reads the reply.

Interestingly, the email shows Platte River initially planned to cooperate with the congressional investigation but for some reason changed their mind, then billed Clinton for their time being grilled by the FBI in “federal interviews.”

We’ve seen this “shady sh!t” show before. This whole fiasco reads like a typical play from the previous Clinton administration’s handbook: Cover for the boss, plead the Fifth to Congress, and then get left out to dry and take the consequences for following dishonest orders.

It’s too bad Platte River got caught up in Hillary’s mess, but they had the chance Tuesday to come clean, and they blew it.