A lawyer for Bryan Pagliano, the former Hillary Clinton aide who set up her private email server when she was Secretary of State, promised this week that his client will plead the Fifth Amendment when questioned by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
“The potential for self-incrimination here is sufficient to justify Mr. Pagliano’s intention to assert his Fifth Amendment rights,” wrote attorney Mark MacDougall, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Conservative Tribune reported that Judicial Watch just got permission to interrogate Pagliano at a deposition hearing for a public records lawsuit it filed earlier this year. However, now he has revealed he has no intention of cooperating, probably because he has realized that virtually everything his former boss told him to do was illegal.
“It is unfortunate the public’s right to know is being hampered,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement. “These court filings are further evidence of the legal mess caused by Mrs. Clinton’s email system.”
Clinton IT Official Confirms Immunity Agreement in Court Filing https://t.co/uvF0mvnUnT
— Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) June 8, 2016
It should be noted that the Justice Department has granted Pagliano immunity, meaning he can’t be prosecuted for anything Clinton made him do. Despite this, he still plans to remain silent in a pathetic attempt to protect Clinton.
“Because it’s a separate judicial proceeding, he has a right to invoke the Fifth Amendment,” diGenova explained, adding that the judge handling the case will probably approve his request that he not be videotaped trying to hide the truth.
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