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Democrats pushed back fiercely, arguing that the committee is unfairly expecting Pagliano to open himself up to criminal liability, thanks to an outstanding criminal referral from Chaffetz that asks the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to investigate deletions from the server.
“What we have done is put him under threat of criminal prosecution,” argued Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.). “It puts him in jeopardy coming before this committee while that criminal referral is in existence. He’s an American citizen; I know the Constitution gets in the way of this committee sometimes.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) fired back, insisting that Pagliano had received immunity from prosecution. Lynch replied that the immunity deal was “limited,” according to Pagliano’s counsel.
“I want to read the agreement between the Department of Justice and this witness and whether that agreement requires this witness to cooperate with other entities of government — that is commonplace!” Gowdy shouted. “For them to say you can tell us the truth and not tell Congress makes no sense!”
One witness, Justin Cooper, a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton, is answering the committee's questions. Chaffetz said Cooper purchased the first server used by Clinton and registered the clintonemail.com domain name. Cooper also helped set up Clinton's mobile communications.
Cooper told the committee that he did not have a security clearance during the period he was performing this work.
originally posted by: Orionx2
Why do they need to plead the 5th and not show up if nothing happened illegally as Hillary claims?