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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Clinton's IT guy dodges subpoena

Former State Department IT specialist Bryan Pagliano was the guy responsible for setting up Hillary Clinton's private server. He was subpoenaed to appear before a House committee hearing but ignored the subpoena. The other tech experts who were involved with maintaining the system asserted their Fifth Amendment right not to testify. 

Needless to say, Republican lawmakers are frustrated and angry as they attempt to probe deeper into Clinton's email setup.

The House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT) said he will now consider a "full range of options" to address Pagliano's "failure" to comply with the subpoena. "He should be here," Chaffetz said, "it is not optional. His attendance is required here."

Hopefully, the authorities will arrest Pagliano, throw him in prison with a guy named Bubba, (not Bubba Bill Clinton) and get him to sing. He is a vital witness in the Clinton email case and previously spoke to the FBI under immunity. He told them that there were no successful security breaches of the server, but as a Clinton staffer, he could be lying.

Last year, Pagliano refused to answer questions in front of a House panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya attacks that killed 4 Americans, including Ambassador Stevens. His then lawyer said that Pagliano didn't want to give up his rights to plead 'The Fifth' to prevent self-incrimination.

Republicans questioned why he would avoid the latest hearing since he had immunity but Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said that Pagliano's lawyer remarked that the request was an "abuse of process."

Officials from Platte River Networks, Bill Thornton and Paul Combetta, complied with the subpoenas but plead the Fifth. That company maintained Clinton's illegal server in Denver after it was removed from her home, and finally moved to a data center in New Jersey. Both men were eventually excused.

Cummings, who would fall on a grenade for Hillary, said he could understand why the men refused to testify.

Chaffetz said that there would be consequences for Pagliano's refusal to testify, but the American public has finally figured out that nothing is going to come from this and that it's all talk and posturing by an impotent Congress. 

Hillary, I predict, will skate all charges, possibly become THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! as she likes to scream, and Bill will help himself to the smorgasbord of women who will agree to have sex with him and can do so without tossing their lunch.

The only witness who actually testified was Bill Clinton's aide Justin Cooper. He confirmed that he had access to the Clinton server in spite of not holding a security clearance. One would think that this alone should be grounds for indicting Hillary Clinton.

 But nobody will do anything to Hillary, except perhaps her own ailing body.