Complete Colorado can report that the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) is currently a client of Platte River Networks, the Denver-based company that provided hosting services to Hillary Clinton’s independent email server during some or all of her tenure as Secretary of State.
Governor John Hickenlooper is a past Chairman of the WGA, elected to that role in 2013, and served in that role through a part of 2014.
The WGA also has offices in Denver. According to its website, the Western Governors’ Association “represents the Governors of 19 Western states and 3 U.S.-flag islands. The association is an instrument of the Governors for bipartisan policy development, information exchange and collective action on issues of critical importance to the Western United States.”
“The Western Governors’ Association does not comment on our vendor relationships,” said WGA Communications Director Joe Rassenfoss by email last week. “Decisions concerning operational management of the WGA office are not the responsibility of the governors, they are handled by WGA staff.”
Emails and calls to Andy Boian, who is currently handling PR for Platte River Networks, were not returned. Boian’s biography on his company website boasts numerous Democrat Party bona fides.
We report this information because it may – or we frankly acknowledge it may not – add to the knowledge base of how politically connected Platte River Networks is, and how those political connections may have contributed to connecting the IT company with Hillary Clinton.
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