Former State Department Staffer To Plead The 5th Over Clinton Email Scandal


This is odd. Hillary Clinton claims she did absolutely nothing wrong by using her private email account, hosted on her private server, to carry out her duties as Secretary of State. If that’s the case, I wonder why a former State Department staffer who worked on her server plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment when he is called to testify before Congress.

A former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail server tried this week to fend off a subpoena to testify before Congress, saying he would assert his constitutional right not to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself.

The move by Bryan Pagliano, who had worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009, came in a Monday letter from his lawyer to the House panel investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The letter cited the ongoing FBI inquiry into the security of Clinton’s e-mail system, and it quoted a Supreme Court ruling in which justices described the Fifth Amendment as protecting “innocent men . . . ‘who otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances.’ ” (Read More)

Oh well, nothing to see here, just move along.