What would he be hiding that he can’t talk about….
Hillary Clinton’s personal IT worker invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a closed-door interview with the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday because he’s concerned about getting ensnared in an “anti-Clinton frenzy.”
Bryan Pagliano’s decision to plead the fifth came as no surprise. His attorney informed the Benghazi Committee last week that his client would not testify about his work on Clinton’s private email server.
Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the Benghazi Committee, confirmed Pagliano’s decision to plead the fifth, saying that the IT worker “knows nothing about Benghazi.”
Pagliano, who left Thursday’s meeting 20 minutes after he arrived, worked as the IT director on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. He took a job at the State Department in May 2009, several months after Clinton took office. He left his job at the agency in Feb. 2013, the same month as Clinton.
Clinton has said that she and her family paid Pagliano out of their own pockets — and not out of State Department funds — to set up and manage the private email system operated out of her Chappaqua, N.Y. home.