Federal Judge discloses the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails is a ‘criminal investigation’
Despite having been granted immunity in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal the man who set up and maintained the former Secretary of State’s personal email server, Bryan Pagliano, informed Judicial Watch and the court that he would plead the Fifth Amendment. This led a Federal Judge to delay Bryan Pagliano’s deposition and he ordered him to release the details of his immunity agreement in order to review it.
Today U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a statement about the immunity agreement in which he verified the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server for official business is indeed a criminal investigation.
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“The privacy interests at stake are high because the government’s criminal investigation through which Mr. Pagliano received limited immunity is ongoing and confidential,” U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan wrote in an order issued Tuesday.
While the FBI had not previously admitted this was a criminal investigation that fact has been known for almost a year and I wrote about it here. But now it is official despite Hillary Clinton’s claim to the contrary and it SHOULD be harder for the mainstream media to ignore it, but we know how that works…
While explaining why the agreement would not be made public Judge Sullivan confirmed my suspicion; he is accessing the legitimacy of Bryan Pagliano’s intent to plead the Fifth after having been granted immunity:
“Mr. Pagliano’s immunity agreement with the government was filed with the Court by Mr. Pagliano solely to enable the Court to assess the legitimacy of his intent to assert his Fifth Amendment rights in this civil proceeding.”
Personally I have a problem with the notion that a person can be forced to give up a Constitutionally protected right but it does seem to me that there is no reason for Mr. Pagliano to plead the Fifth after he was granted immunity…unless he fears for his life if you know what I mean.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium