“Gosh, I hope I have some key staffers taking the Fifth to avoid testimony before my party holds its first primary debate!” said absolutely, positively, no single politician ever on Planet Earth.
But Team Clinton is going there.
Clinton’s tech-guru Bryan Pagliano has announced he will “Take the Fifth” as the FBI and Congress investigates his boss’ shady email system.
So her allies are moaning about the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy and screaming at the top of their lungs that Hillary hasn’t been indicted for any crimes, and are pretending that none of this is happening.
It’s not going to work. There is no way to look good when a key figure in one on your team resorts to such measures.
Despite relentless Democrat spin attempts, the American people don’t think there is anything unreasonable about the House Select Committee on Benghazi asking perfectly reasonable questions about the Secretary of State’s controversial email system.
For that matter, as Democrats are about to learn, engaged and informed American voters have never been satisfied with Clinton or Barack Obama’s answers on Benghazi. Only the media and die-hard Democrat partisans (but I repeat myself) think this is “old news.”
Also, news broke on Thursday that Pagliano didn’t just invoke the Fifth Amendment to rebuff Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
’s committee. He has also declined to work with the FBI and the State Department inspector general’s office. So much for the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” dodge, especially if the FBI grants him immunity in exchange for testimony.
Pagliano cited the FBI investigation as a reason for taking the Fifth to avoid testifying before the House Benghazi Committee… and then he took the Fifth to avoid talking to the FBI? There’s an awful lot of smoke billowing over what Camp Clinton keeps insisting is not a fire.
The Clinton machine is trying to distance itself from Pagliano, if not throw him under the bus completely, by claiming they urged him to testify, and are terribly disappointed that he didn’t come clean.