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The former State Department staffer who set up a private server in Hillary Clinton's basement is refusing to testify before Congress in spite of his immunity deal.
An attorney for Bryan Pagliano said that he would "respectfully decline" a request to testify before two Senate committees, according to a letter provided to the Associated Press on Friday. Pagliano received an immunity deal from the Justice Department in early March in exchange for cooperating with the FBI's investigation into the issue.
Pagliano had previously refused to testify based on his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. After the immunity deal was announced, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., demanded that Pagliano testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Homeland Security Committee, respectively, writing that there was "no longer reasonable cause" to believe his testimony could result in prosecution.
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
He is smart, he knows he will end up dead from "natural causes, accident, or suicide" if he opens his mouth about Clinton. After all, Benghazi was all about her tying up loose ends to make sure the man involved with weapons transfers from Libya to Syria did not have a change of heart about what he was doing.
It would be another body for the Clinton hit list.
originally posted by: onequestion
When I Was in the military I didn't need to route my communications through private email serves... Why would I go through all that trouble in the first place?
If so, how can one rationalize supporting a megalomaniacal narcissist clearly in the pocket of her donors and hostile foreign governments who have historically paid millions into the clintons syndicate accounts....
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It's going to be interesting to see how the conservative side of the country reacts when she's elected POTUS.
First we have a black POTUS, then marriage equality, SCOTUS upholding the ACA, Iran nuclear deal, opening ties with Cuba...
And then when Hillary comes in, a woman POTUS and a Clinton to boot?
I predict cups of poisoned Kool-aid to be passed around, people's heads literally exploding, people lighting themselves on fire and running down streets, higher rates of involuntary psychiatric ward admittance....and a broken GOP political party that's gone so far off the deep end -- they're the laughing stock of the world.
Before 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act made it illegal for a bank holding FDIC-insured deposits to invest in anything other than government bonds and similarly low-risk vehicles. With his signature, however, President Clinton allowed largely unregulated super large banks and large insurance companies to engage in risky financial practices, as they are known to have done historically and as it should have been expected. The banks and insurance companies’ new financial products collapsed, and that led to the devastating 2008 financial crisis.
While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has said that he would fully reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, his opponent, former Secretary Hillary Clinton, has said that she would not reinstate the banking law, preferring instead to rely on measures to better control so-called shadow banking.