State Dept Worker Who Assembled Clinton’s Private Server Shies from Testimony

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 03, 2015 6:40 AM
State Dept Worker Who Assembled Clinton’s Private Server Shies from Testimony

Bryan Pagliano was tasked with setting up the country's most controversial email server a few years ago. A State Department staffer under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Pagliano set up her private server in her home in Chappaqua, NY in 2009. Because of Pagliano's close ties to the brewing email scandal, the Senate Judiciary Committee asked him to come testify so they could better determine if Hillary had placed national security at risk by dealing with classified information on an unsecure server. Pagliano declined.

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

He may be using his constitutional rights, but Pagliano's attorney Mark MacDougall admits it doesn't look good.

“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,” his attorney, Mark MacDougall, wrote.

Hm. Perhaps he, like Hillary, seems to be hiding something.

Guy has followed the ever growing list of classified information found on Hillary's private email, despite her initial claims that she never sent nor received such sensitive material.  Now, it turns out those emails were not all so "personal" as she would have us believe.

It looks like shrinking from accountability runs in the Obama administration. One appearance Hillary does not seem to skipping, however, is a face-to-face meeting with the House Benghazi committee this October.