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State Dept. aide pleads the Fifth more than 90 times

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posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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Another former State Department employee under the Hillary Clinton reign has pled the 5th Amendment to questions about the now famous Hillary private email server system.

This time it's a guy named John Bentel.

He was an IT aide at the time.

He was ordered by a Court to answer questions from Judicial Watch.

So he quacks out the 5th 90+ times.

Guess he's worried because he actually lied to a Congressional Committee.

Another Contempt of Congress candidate and maybe even a perjury charge too.

What's wrong with these people anyway?

State Dept. aide pleads the Fifth more than 90 times


A former State Department IT aide invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer more than 90 questions Monday during the final deposition in a lawsuit over Hillary Clinton's private emails.

John Bentel, former Director of Information Resource Management of the executive secretariat, would not answer questions about whether the Clintons had paid his legal fees or offered him financial incentives, according to Judicial Watch, the conservative-leaning group that brought the suit.

Bentel told the House Select Committee on Benghazi in June 2015 that he had no knowledge of Clinton's private email server.

However, the State Department inspector general later discovered that Bentel "told employees in his office that Secretary Clinton's email arrangement had been approved by the State Department's legal staff and also instructed his subordinates not to discuss the Secretary's email again," according to the court order.






posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Imagine the prosecutions to come if Trump wins.


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posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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Frankly, you shouldn't be allowed to plead the 5th if you're a government employee being questioned on serious issues relating to the government.


edit on 24-10-2016 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen



What's wrong with these people anyway?


Pleading the fifth is much easier than accepting suicide.

No immunity on this guy yet? Better get that paperwork rollin!



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What's wrong with these people anyway?

Really???
You ask that this late in???



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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If she gets elected, I hope she's constantly hammered with all of her various shady dealings.

Hit her from every side, make her presidency a complete nightmare. I want to see her crack.



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I gotta think a couple things about that. He's smart. He's got something(s) to hide (of course) and smart enough to plead the 5th to stay outta prison.

Isnt our Constitutional Amendments great? Great when they work, and not so great when they allow covering up serious violations of it that can be protected from disclosing.

90 times???? Whoa....lots a lot to cover up...and Ill bet he don't sleep well at night either....

Thanks



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:43 PM
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and Ill bet he don't sleep well at night either....


Naa. He probably sleeps like a baby. This kind of person has no conscience....cut from the same cloth as Hillary.


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posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

" Taking the Fifth "


The Refusal to Testify on the Grounds that the Testimony might tend to Incriminate the Witness in a Crime, based on the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution which provides that "No person....shall be compelled to be a Witness Against Himself,"



In other words , People who " Might " be Guilty of a Crime more than Likely will Not Testify Under Oath because they Actually Do have Something to Hide . If that were Not So , then their Testimony would Not be a Problem .



To Testify - Innocent Until Proven Guilty .
The Logical Reason Behind Taking the Fifth - Guilty until Proven Innocent by Evidence .
edit on 24-10-2016 by Zanti Misfit because: spelling



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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It's like people don't understand what it means when you "plead the 5th". You are saying that if you answer the question you will implicate yourself in a CRIME. If everyone is pleading the 5th...doesn't that kinda lead you to believe there was a crime? How can people still support anyone involved with Hillary Clinton???



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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Pleading the 5th is little different than the old refrain of any criminal caught with a hand in the cookie jar: "I didn't do it, prove that I did."



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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The only positive thing I can think of is that if she does win, she won't live out the entire 4 years.



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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He's clearly got information, though- and he's hiding it with his life.

Wouldn't be surprised if he suddenly came down with case of suicide-itis anyway. He's in a bad position.



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

This is a product of comfortability. When politicians get comfy, they feel untouchable. They cant imagine anyone is watching and that one day they will being laying in the bed they created.

Thus, our politicians and government as a whole should always fear its people. This is why groups like Wikileaks is paramount, because we citizens dont have the means nor the time to keep our government in check.

Evil never rests.

Politicians AND their IT guys!!
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posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:16 PM
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Gangsters need to plead the 5th.To save themselves from jail or death from their boss...



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
Frankly, you shouldn't be allowed to plead the 5th if you're a government employee being questioned on serious issues relating to the government.



Why? Do government employee's not have rights? It's the precise scenario the Amendment exists for.



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:20 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
It's like people don't understand what it means when you "plead the 5th". You are saying that if you answer the question you will implicate yourself in a CRIME. If everyone is pleading the 5th...doesn't that kinda lead you to believe there was a crime? How can people still support anyone involved with Hillary Clinton???


That's one meaning. Another is that you're saying the prosecution is on a witch hunt, and there's literally zero benefit to you saying anything and giving them the ability to twist your words around.



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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The American People should not give up on this investigation.

The culprits have delayed, deleted, and deflected, and all we can do is depend on our congress to take it all the way and hope our justice department does their job. But, what we usually hear loudly from the ones that would like this whole thing to go away is how we are wasting taxpayer money. If it weren't for the fact that the crimes are so blatantly in our face, that is probably exactly what would happen. But their criminality is just too stark and it demands further investigation, thus more money spent. We cannot give up now. That's what "they" are hoping we do.
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posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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Where's the video??!!?

Someone needs to chop it down to a condensed version!



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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Here you go.



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