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In a shocker that should shock no one, Bryan Pagliano’s emails from his time as Hillary Clinton’s senior information technology staffer have turned up missing.
Even though a condition of him leaving government would have included turning over all official communications.
Even though other archived email communications from Pagliano’s account have been retrieved, except, of course, those dated May 1, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2013, the time he worked for Secretary Clinton.
Pagliano, you’ll recall, was the staffer who traveled to Clinton’s private Chappaqua, New York residence to set up her private server. As such, he is a key witness in the FBI inquiry into the Clinton email scandal and was even granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation.
RNC Deputy Communications Director Raj Shah released a statement to ABC News, “It’s hard to believe that an IT staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s reckless email server never sent or received a single work-related email in the four years he worked at the State Department. Such records might shed light on his role in setting up Clinton’s server, and why he was granted immunity by the FBI. But it seems that his emails were either destroyed or never turned over, adding yet another layer to the secrecy surrounding his role.”
They’ve been able to glean a few of his emails from his correspondence with other staffers, but so far the only email recovered between he and Secretary Clinton was a “happy birthday” wish from his private email to hers, one which she instructed a staffer to respond to.
No worries though – State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau assured reporters, “We are continuing to search for Mr. Pagliano’s emails. We are conducting a thorough search.”
Maybe they’ll “search” a little harder than they did when Lois Lerner’s emails also turned up missing, but don’t hold your breath.
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