[Ed. – Basically, zero attempt at an appearance of openness or transparency by Hillary or Obama. Yes, Obama is involved; this happened on his watch. It’s because of his administration that Hillary is able to keep evading accountability. Democrats will focus on the point that the IT guy doesn’t have to testify before Congress, but that’s not in dispute. What matters is that he’d testify if Hillary had nothing to hide.]
A lawyer for Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department computer staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server, recently informed Congress that he will not testify before Senate committees investigating Clinton’s email setup.
The Associated Press obtained a letter sent by Mark MacDougall, Pagliano’s lawyer, on March 11 indicating that his client would “respectfully decline” the offers from the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee to testify before congressional lawmakers.
Pagliano declined to testify before the committees even after he was granted immunity by the Justice Department and has been cooperating with the FBI in its investigation into Clinton’s email setup.
The former State Department IT staffer asserted his Fifth Amendment right in September in response to a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi to testify before congressional lawmakers. The Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees had also reached out to Pagliano then to testify.