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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.
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.
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???