The former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up and maintain her private email server has declined to talk to the FBI and the State Department inspector general’s office, as well as a congressional committee, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself.
Re Taking 5th — Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton's 2008 campaign & helped set up the server, was asked to testify to 3 Hill panels
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) September 3, 2015
Bryan Pagliano, who served on Clinton’s 2008 campaign and later as a technology officer in the State Department, declined to cooperate in two federal probes considerably, raises the stakes in the Clinton email investigation, the sources said.
This is absurd. We have the IRS and the Secretary of State’s office both pleading the 5th amendment. And we all know this is only the tip of the iceberg. Mr. Pagliano must be in fear for his life if willing to face contempt over this. Not surprising given all the dead bodies that were left behind in the wake of the Clinton political machine over the years.
You know, the fact that Pagliano refuses to testify before the FBI speaks volumes to me. I think it says loud and clear that Mrs. Clinton is guilty of receiving and sending top secret emails to her private server…period! If there is nothing to hide or nothing incriminating about Clinton’s use of a private server during her time as Secretary of State then there should be no reason to decline an interview or to testify! Why would you refuse unless there is something damaging to report!
Who is paying IT tech Bryan Pagliano's legal expenses with attorney Mark MacDougall at Akin Gump?
— Dana French (@DanaBordeaux) September 3, 2015
@BryanPagliano You cant plead the 5th to protect someone else. Why don't you testify? you were only following orders. Stand up, be a man.
— BR-549🇺🇸 (@USA___Forever) September 3, 2015
Hillary is a secretive, clandestine, sneaky, immoral woman. She is broken and seriously flawed. It’s all about her and always has been. It’s a wake-up call as to the type of administration she will run if elected. She will bend, stretch, break all the rules. She thinks she’s above the law. Joking last week when asked if she wiped her server clean, she said ‘you mean like wiping the server with a cloth?”
She is tone deaf to how serious this is and how this has impacted her credibility. She thinks this will blow over. It won’t.
What she did was far worse than General Petraeus. If the FBI does not criminally charge her, tyranny is not far behind.
It should be crystal clear to everyone that this lady is hiding all the bribery communications she had while she was SoS. The Clinton Foundation took in millions from foreign businesspeople in advance of decisions impacting them that Hillary had influence over.