The Blaze is reporting today that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s former IT specialist Bryan Pagliano pled the Fifth Amendment more than 125 times during a 90-minute, closed-door deposition Wednesday with Judicial Watch. Mr. Pagliano does have an immunity agreement with the government.
The article reports:
An unnamed source with the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch told Fox News that, during the deposition, Pagliano read a statement off an index card each time he was asked a question, invoking his right not to incriminate himself.
“It was a sad day for government transparency,” the Judicial Watch official said.
The deposition was part of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeking the release of Clinton’s emails.
Pagliano played a role in the set-up and management of the private email server Clinton used to conduct official business while serving as secretary of state.
A transcript of Pagliano’s deposition is expected to be released next week.
There are some serious national security issues surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Mrs. Clinton did not properly handle classified information and needs to be held to the same standard that any other American would be held to.