Former Clinton aide who helped set up server to plead Fifth Amendment to avoid subpoena

From:,  by Staff,  on Sep 2, 2015,  see the article HERE.

IT guy working on server

A former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up her private email server has told at least three congressional committees that he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying against his former boss, Fox News has confirmed.

Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before helping install the so-called “homebrew” server system in her Chappaqua, N.Y. home, was asked to testify about the server by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

“Mr. Pagliano’s legal counsel told the committee yesterday that he would plead the 5th to any and all questions if he were compelled to testify,” a spokesperson for Judiciary Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told Fox late Wednesday.

The letter from Pagliano’s attorney Mark MacDougall cited the ongoing FBI investigation into whether classified national security information was mishandled when it passed through Clinton’s server.

“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,” MacDougall wrote.

The Washington Post reported that Pagliano had been subpoenaed by the Benghazi committee Aug. 11 and committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. had ordered that he appear for questioning Sept. 10. Gowdy had also demanded that Pagliano provide documents related to all servers or computer systems controlled or owned by Clinton between 2009 and 2013.

The Post reported last month that Pagliano had worked as an IT director on Clinton’s ill-fated 2008 presidential campaign, and was asked to oversee the installation of Clinton’s server to handle her correspondence while secretary of state. He was paid by a political action committee tied to Clinton until April 2009, when he was hired by the State Department as an IT specialist. The Post reported Wednesday that Pagliano left the department in February 2013 and now works for a technology contractor that provides some services to the State Department.

The Benghazi committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said that Gowdy had issued the subpoena unilaterally in an effort to smear Clinton.

“Although multiple legal experts agree there is no evidence of criminal activity, it is certainly understandable that this witness’s attorneys advised him to assert his Fifth Amendment rights,” Cummings told the Post, “especially given the onslaught of wild and unsubstantiated accusations by Republican presidential candidates, members of Congress and others based on false leaks about the investigation.”

Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing related to her private server.


Talk about being up a shit creek … this guy is a candidate for an unfortunate accident – like three .38 rounds to the back of his head (it’ll be ruled a suicide). Curiously, no revolver was found.

They’ll find a suicide note typed on an old Underwood manual typewriter explaining how he he was in love with Hillary and she (loyal wife that she is) rebuffed him and he had nothing left to live for. There was a P.S. at the end of the note stating that “Hillary knew nothing, I did it all on my own and without her knowledge. She is really special and wonderful and a fantastic lover and she is innocent of any crimes she may have committed, even the ones you don’t know about yet.”

There we have it. Hillary is absolved. It was one of those goofy IT guys all along – and even worse, it turns out that Pagliano was found to be carrying a membership card of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, LLC. So Hillary was right about that too.





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4 Responses to Former Clinton aide who helped set up server to plead Fifth Amendment to avoid subpoena

  1. Hardnox says:

    Good post. We all knew this was coming.

  2. Kathy says:

    Watch for the line to form behind Pagliano now, although he needn’t have worried about testifying before those committees because none of them have teeth anyway. Perhaps the Benghazi committee has a few but I doubt it since Gowdy is waiting patiently for people to volunteer evidence.

    Look back at the long list of people we’ve seen testify before various committees over the past few years – everyone of them is still a free man and nobody’s out one dime, except the taxpayers of course.

  3. captbogus2 says:

    I do not believe the Fifth Amendment is a hiding place. An offer of immunity from prosecution can force the witness to testify.
    Correct me if I am wrong.

  4. vonmesser says:

    “You are granted immunity only so long as you tell the whole and complete truth about what you did and what you saw/heard others do. You are also required to give conjecture and hearsay about what you believe others did and what you heard otghers talking about what they and 3rd parties did/overheard/saw. Failure to be 100% forthright will result in maximum prosecution with guaranteed maximum sentencing on each and every count, to run consecutively NOT CONCURRENTLY”.