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As the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server in violation of America’s security laws continues, an aide to Mrs. Clinton has announced that he will once again refuse to testify or answer questions about his part in the breach of national security.
Former State Department tech staffer Bryan Pagliano, who helped Sec. Clinton set up her private email server secreted away in her New York home, has been called to appear in a deposition spearheaded by government watchdog group Judicial Watch but, as Politico noted, he has already signaled he intends to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination and plans to refuse to answer any questions.
Pagliano’s lawyer has also demanded that the deposition halt any video recording of the meeting claiming the watchdog group will somehow abuse the recording at a later date. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan has already ruled that any video of the depositions will be sealed but he is hearing new motions on the issue from both Pagliano and Judicial Watch.
This isn’t the first time the tech staffer has refused to cooperate in the investigation into Hillary’s crimes. Last September Pagliano appeared before the House Benghazi Committee and invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before Congress.
The tech man was given immunity by the F.B.I. for its investigation into Hillary’s illegal use of a private server and at that time Hillary proclaimed her delight that he was cooperating in what she called a simple “security review” of the situation–again, according to CBS News, spinning her email scandal as a mere perfunctory review instead of a criminal investigation.
Clinton is pulling every trick in the book to try and keep her actions hidden from both Congress and the American people.
Only days ago Clinton aide Cheryl Mills time and again refused to answer questions about her role in the breach of security by giving a rather novel excuse for clamming up.
Mills claimed she could not answer questions citing attorney-client privilege. How did that work? Well, she claimed she just recently–and quite conveniently for Hillary–became Hillary’s attorney, so she couldn’t violate her “client’s” confidence by answering questions.
Hillary’s email scandal is growing with each passing week, however, and her situation has become untenable enough that many are beginning to openly speculate she will lose her spot on the Democrat Presidential ticket for 2016 because of her actions as Secretary of State.
Among others, former Director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy, Dan Metcalfe, recently wrote an article noting that Hillary is clearly guilty for violating national security and may be forced to step down as the Democrat nominee but only after the Democrat National convention.
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