Thursday, September 3, 2015
Hillary's IT guy lawyers up. Will take the fifth.
One may want to turn a deaf ear to Hillary apologists when they explain that Bryan Pagliano was just an IT guy at the State Department. Pagliano worked for the 2008 Clinton campaign and by sheer coincidence went to work for the State Dept just as Hillary became the Madame Secretary. Soon Pagliano will be holding at least one congressional subpoena and his lawyers say he will invoke the 5th. Fast Lerner! While courts may not infer guilt when a defendant seeks protection under the Fifth Amendment voters do not share in that prohibition. They won't want to hear Hillary can't comment because of an ongoing investigation.
Evidently Pagliano set up Hillary's home server while he was working at State. In a letter to Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy his lawyer, Mark MacDougall writes; “While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s response to this subpoena may be controversial in the current political environment, we hope that the members of the Select Committee will respect our client’s right to invoke the protections of the Constitution.”
Hold that thought, counselor, it appears two Senate Committees also want to talk to Bryan. The Senate Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security Committee also find him an interesting person if not a person of interest. I wonder if he cooperated with the FBI. Read more here.