Platte River Networks is not off the hook for its role in handling Hillary Clinton’s email server.
A key House chairman asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday to prosecute CEO Treve Suazo, because new information came to light after the Justice Department concluded their investigation of the Denver-based company.
Among them was newly public information that a Clinton staff member told a Platte employee that Clinton didn’t need access to emails older than 60 days so the retention policy should be changed. But the Platte River employee didn’t make the change until four months later and on realizing this, he used software called BleachBit to scrub the files to prevent recovery.
The company initially cooperated with the investigation, and skated through Justice Department inquiries. But since Hillary didn’t win, the company’s future ain’t looking too bright.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, says that Suazo broke at least three laws by making false statements, refusing to produce documents and obstructing the investigation.
The company’s lawyer tells the Denver Post they are confident the investigation has “moved on.”
With Trump in the White House and Sessions leading the Justice Department, we’re not so sure.