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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Most probably, he's in fear of perjury.
originally posted by: intrepid
Sure sounds like many here are saying just that. Or if he pleads the 5th.... he's guilty. That's what happened during McCarthy's reign of terror.
Clintons personally paid State Department staffer to maintain server
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her family personally paid a State Department staffer to maintain the private e-mail server she used while heading the agency, according to an official from Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The unusual arrangement helped Clinton retain personal control over the system that she used for her public and private duties and that has emerged as an issue for her campaign. But, according to the campaign official, it also ensured that taxpayer dollars were not spent on a private server that was shared by Clinton, her husband and their daughter as well as aides to the former president.
That State Department staffer, Bryan Pagliano, told a congressional committee this week that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination instead of testifying about the setup.
The private employment of Pagliano provides a new example of the ways that Clinton — who occupied a unique role as a Cabinet secretary who was also a former and potentially future presidential candidate — hired staff to work simultaneously for her in public and private capacities.
THE SECRET LIFE OF BRYAN PAGLIANO
Bryan Pagliano is the former State Department staffer who just advised congressional committees seeking his testimony of his intention to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The Washington Post’s Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol D. Leonnig enlist the assistance of three of their colleagues to report on Madam Hillary’s private arrangement with Pagliano.
The Post reports that Madam Hillary personally paid Pagliano for his services maintaining the private e-mail server she used for her official correspondence as Secretary of State. The Post reporters confirmed the story directly with an unnamed Clinton campaign official.
The Post adds this intriguing detail: “Pagliano did not list the outside income in the required personal financial disclosures he filed each year.” Pagliano’s attorney declined to comment to the Post.
What is one to make of this? The arrangement rather obviously illustrates the rationale for the unprecedented setup in the first place. As the Post reporters put it: “The unusual arrangement helped Clinton retain personal control over the system that she used for her public and private duties and that has emerged as an issue for her campaign.”
That of course is not the rationale advanced by the mysterious campaign official to whom the Post turns. According to the campaign official, the arrangement “ensured that taxpayer dollars were not spent on a private server that was shared by Clinton, her husband and their daughter as well as aides to the former president.” The arrangement is thus held out as an application of Clintonian ethics for the public good.
Who is the mysterious unnamed Clinton campaign official? The Post reports: “The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. A campaign spokesman declined to provide a statement.”
Anonymity has its uses, which the Post kindly respects even though the reporters struggle to articulate them in this case. Let’s put it this way. No one likes to be a laughingstock
originally posted by: Flint2011
a reply to: IAMTAT
I don't like or trust Hillary Clinton but there is a clear political attack motive behind all of this. If I were this guy I would do the same thing. The justice system is easily skewed to conform to an underlying agenda that can incriminate a person without them actually being guilty. That's what the 5th Amendment is for.
Senators propose immunity for Hillary Clinton staffer to testify on email server
Two top Senate investigators offered potential immunity Tuesday to Bryan Pagliano, the staffer who set up the email server in former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home, in exchange for testimony about her activities.
Mr. Pagliano last week said he would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions about the matter, but Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Ron Johnson, the chairmen of two key committees investigating the situation, said they have authority to extend immunity if Mr. Pagliano is willing to talk.
They proposed a proffer session, where Mr. Pagliano would let them know what he knows in an off-the-record setting, and all sides could then decide what steps to take.
“The Committees have the authority to obtain an immunity order, to acquire the information they need, while also protecting your right against self-incrimination,” the two senators wrote in a letter to Mr. Pagliano’s lawyer.
Their offer raises the stakes for Mr. Pagliano and could create more peril for Mrs. Clinton, who has insisted she complied with all laws when operating the server.
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: IAMTAT
The guy should also be offered witness protection as well.
.Today's @nytimes story on HRC read more like The Onion: Her detailed plan to show more authenticity and spontaneity.
originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: Xcathdra
50 new employees, and an "email" Czar.
Hillary is creating jobs.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
For an administration that promised transparency something tells me they had no clue what the word meant. The criticism I believe is well founded.