by Tyler Durden
03 March 2016
The Justice Department has
granted immunity to a
former State Department staffer, who
Hillary Clinton's private email server,
as part of
a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of
classified information, according to a senior law enforcement
As the FBI looks to wrap up its investigation in
the coming months, agents are likely to want to interview
Clinton and her senior aides
about the decision to use a private server, how it was set up,
and whether any of the participants knew they were sending
classified information in emails, current and former officials
So far, there is no indication that
prosecutors have convened a grand jury in the email
investigation to subpoena testimony or documents, which would
require the participation of a U.S. attorney's office.
The Washington Post
reports the Hillary campaign is
Pagliano, who invoked his Fifth Amendment rights
before a congressional panel in September, is now cooperating with
In a statement, Brian Fallon, a
spokesman for the Clinton campaign, said:
"As we have said since last
summer, Secretary Clinton has been cooperating with the
Department of Justice's security inquiry, including offering
in August to meet with them to assist their efforts if
"There was wrongdoing,"
said a former senior law enforcement official.
"But was it
"She should be terrified of
the fact that he's been granted immunity," adding
that "they would not be immunizing him and thereby inducing
him to spill his guts unless they wanted to indict someone."
Napolitano argued that the
revelation that former Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano, who set up
Clinton's private email server in 2009, is reportedly being
offered immunity means he will
likely be called
to testify against someone much higher on the "totem pole."
Pagliano will likely be asked
how he was able to,
"migrate a State Department
secure system onto her private server."
He then presented this theoretical
"Mr. Pagliano, did Mrs. Clinton give you her
personal Secretary of State password to enable you to do
he answers, 'yes,' we have an indictment for misconduct in
office as well as espionage. She should be
terrified of the fact that he's been granted immunity,"
The Judge explained that
only a federal judge can grant
immunity and will only do so if a sitting jury is ready to hear
testimony from the "immunized person," suggesting the
investigation is well on its way to a possible indictment.
"We also know they are going to seek
someone's indictment, because they would not be immunizing
him and thereby inducing him to spill his guts unless they
wanted to indict someone," he
Napolitano admitted we don't know
who the DOJ is looking to indict, but he noted there are only about
five people between Pagliano and Clinton.
But as WaPo
The kindest possible reading of this
news for Clinton is that Pagliano was simply nervous to talk
about how - and why - he had set up the email server, and
granting him immunity lets him speak freely without any concern
that he might get into trouble.
But it's my strong impression
that the Justice Department
doesn't go around granting immunity to people unless
the person getting the immunity may be able to shed light on an
important part of the investigation.
After all, if Pagliano,
did nothing wrong,
...why would he need immunity to talk to the FBI?
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