The Hillary Clinton email scandal has been in the news for a long time with no clue as to whether an indictment will happen or not. Recently, immunity was given to Bryan Pagliano who was the IT specialist responsible for setting up the private server that was used by Clinton while she was Secretary of State. An anonymous source has come forward to reveal what Pagliano is saying to the FBI about Hillary Clinton’s server and other electronic devices.
“Bryan Pagliano is a devastating witness and, as the webmaster, knows exactly who had access to [Clinton’s] computer and devices at specific times. His importance to this case cannot be over-emphasized.”
— Nix The Narrative ✘ (@wigitgetit) March 7, 2016
Pagliano’s statements are helping the FBI get a clearer picture into the actions of Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State. With his cooperation, the FBI will now know who had access to Clinton’s electronic devices, and he may also be able to help the FBI fill in holes in the email record. At some point, the FBI will be bringing Hillary Clinton in for questioning. By using Pagliano’s testimony to fill in the gaps, the FBI will have a better foundation when questioning Clinton.
“Don’t forget all those photos with her using various devices and it is easy to track the whereabouts of her phone. It is still boils down to a paper case. Did you email at this time from your home or elsewhere using this device? And here is a picture of you and your aides holding the devices.”
Hillary Clinton has been having to dodge questions on the campaign trail related to her private server use. Clinton has maintained her innocence and has stated that she never emailed anything marked classified. National security experts state that a marking does not make a paper classified but the content itself is what makes it classified. At the most recent Democrat debate, Clinton was questioned by debate moderator Jorge Ramos. He asked Clinton, “If you get indicted, will you drop out?” Clinton quickly replied, “My goodness. That is not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.”
— POLITICO (@politico) March 10, 2016
Even though Clinton states she never sent or received any classified material on her private server, 22 of the thousands of emails gathered from Clinton’s private server are considered to be top secret. No one knows exactly what is in those emails because the content is so sensitive that the information cannot be released. The investigation being conducted by the FBI is focusing most of its attention on these 22 emails. The anonymous source commented further on the Clinton investigation.
“Mrs. Clinton sending them in this instance would show her intent much more than would receiving [them]. Hillary Clinton was at a minimum grossly negligent in her handling of NDI [National Defense Information] materials merely by her insisting that she utilize a private server versus a [U.S. government] server. Remember, NDI does not have to be classified.”
The FBI has not made many public statements about the ongoing investigation into Clinton. FBI Director James Comey recently met with Congress on a different matter but was asked about the Clinton investigation. Comey made it clear that the FBI was not going to be politicized due to who they were investigating.
“I can assure you is that I am very close personally to that investigation to ensure that we have the resources we need, including people and technology, and that it’s done the way the FBI tries to do all of its work: independently, competently and promptly.”
What do you think will happen to Hillary Clinton? Will she be indicted?
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