The immunized five: Meet the people covering for Hillary

Paul Combetta

Computer technician for Platte River Networks, the tech firm that Clinton hired in 2013 to manage her email server.

Combetta received Justice Department immunity despite apparently misleading the FBI about his decision to delete backups of Clinton’s emails while they were under congressional subpoena.

Combetta used a software program called BleachBit to delete the backups between March 25-31, 2015. The deletion occurred just before Combetta took part in a conference call with Clinton’s lawyers, including Mills and Samuelson.

Combetta’s lawyers instructed him not to discuss that conversation with the FBI, according to the bureau’s report.

Combetta also appears to have sought out advice on the website Reddit for how to “strip out” Hillary Clinton’s email address from her emails.