from Daily Mail:
The IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email was paid with taxpayer dollars after he helped the former Secretary of State skirt the law.
And Bryan Pagliano is finding his own words could be coming back to bite him. ‘Some things that look like good ideas…may actually have bad consequences,’ he told an IT webinar last year.
Pagliano, 39, was taken on by the State Department when Clinton was appointed the nation’s top diplomat in 2009. He had previously worked for her presidential campaign.
Now the married father of two, says he will plead the Fifth Amendment to prevent him testifying to Congress about his work at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, NY.
And that action has led to controversy as Republican leaders start to question whether he was doing private work for Hillary while on the public dime.
Pagliano had been scheduled to testify behind closed doors before the Republican-led House Committee on Benghazi — which is probing the deaths of four Americans including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, during an attack on the diplomatic compound in the Libyan city on September 11 2012.
That committee’s investigations uncovered the fact that Clinton had set up the private ‘homebrew’ server.
But Pagliano’s attorney, Mark MacDougall, has now written to committee chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, telling him that his client will plead the Fifth Amendment — which allows citizens to keep quiet rather than incriminate themselves.
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