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Clinton Ex-Aide to Invoke 5th Amendment Over Email Server

The former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer who she appointed to a job at the State Department, and the man who helped set up the server that housed Clinton’s private email account, plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify in response to congressional questions about the email practices.

Bryan Pagliano was subpoenaed to testify before a House committee, but his lawyer told the panel that his client will assert his right to remain silent and decline to answer their questions.

Pagliano is pictured with his spouse and Clinton.

The subpoena was issued by the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. As part of its inquiry, the panel is examining Clinton’s use of a private email account while she was secretary of state, which shielded her correspondences from congressional inquiries.

Pagliano was the information technology director for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and then worked at the State Department as an adviser and special projects manager for its chief technology officer. He left the State Department in February 2013, the same month Clinton stepped down as secretary of state.

While an employee of the State Department, Pagliano also helped administer Clinton’s private server. That act alone suggests malfeasance and adds ethical issues to the problems Clinton already faces, as well raising questions about a taxpayer-paid official conducting private business on our dime.

It is not clear why Pagliano is refusing to answer questions about the server. Typically one invokes one’s Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination only in the face of criminal charges.

Pagliano’s lawyer, Mark MacDougall, declined to comment.