FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the non-partisan watchdog group Campaign for Accountability (CfA), called on the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate leaks by the FBI regarding the identity of Paul Combetta, a witness in the investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address.
On September 8, 2016, the New York Times published an article revealing for the first time that the Department of Justice had granted immunity to Mr. Combetta, a computer specialist who worked with the Platte River Networks, in exchange for answering questions about Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server. According to the Times, the FBI summarized Mr. Combetta’s testimony in a publicly released report, but had redacted his name. Nevertheless, a “law enforcement official and others familiar with the case identified the employee as Mr. Combetta. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing matters that were supposed to be confidential.”