According to Hillary Clinton, she did not violate any federal laws in using a homebrew server to send and receive email while serving as Secretary of State. At most, she was guilty of bad judgment – but she maintains that she didn’t do anything that her predecessors hadn’t done. She maintains that she never exposed classified information to prying eyes.
Now, much of this has already been disproven, but it still remains to be seen whether the FBI can build a criminal case against her worthy of a federal indictment.
But if Hillary Clinton never broke the law, why is her IT specialist Bryan Pagliano hiding behind the Fifth Amendment?
Pagliano secured an immunity deal with the FBI earlier this year in exchange for information regarding the server he helped set up in Clinton’s New York home. Now, however, he is being questioned by Judicial Watch, a group that is suing the federal government for access to Clinton’s emails and other aspects of the ongoing investigation.
According to Judicial Watch, Pagliano invoked the Fifth 125 times in a 90-minute deposition on Wednesday.
“It was a sad day for government transparency,” a spokesman for the group told Fox News.
Pagliano’s decision to shield himself doesn’t necessarily point to Clinton’s guilt, but it’s one more disturbing piece of a puzzle that grows clearer by the day. Sure, maybe he committed some unrelated crime along the way that he’s trying to keep under wraps, but that seems unlikely. All roads point to the former Secretary.
In the book Game Change, an inside look at the 2008 election, authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann revealed that Hillary Clinton did not want anything to do with Obama’s State Department offer. She wanted to head home and start cashing in on her public service, which she ultimately did in 2012. She took the job due to immense pressure, and her incompetent approach to the disaster in Benghazi showed how little effort she put into her work. She regarded her position as more of an inconvenience than anything else, and the private server was an attempt to minimize that inconvenience.
This is the woman who now wants to be president. She wants us to believe that if we elect her, she’ll actually do her best.
Well, sorry, Hillary. You should have thought about that when you were slacking off at the State Department.