As the Clinton campaign hits it stride, there is still the ongoing investigation into Hillary’s private email server. And though the presidential candidate has downplayed the seriousness of the inquiry, there seems to be no doubt that this is a criminal investigation.
The Washington Post reports
The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.
The official said the FBI had secured the cooperation of Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009.
This raises the apparent question as to why, if this is simply a probe, would Pagliano need immunity? If he was not involved in something that he knew was criminal, would he really need to protect himself from prosecution?
The Post continued
As part of the inquiry, law enforcement officials will look at the potential damage had the classified information in the emails been exposed. The Clinton campaign has described the probe as a security review. But current and former officials in the FBI and at the Justice Department have said investigators are trying to determine whether a crime was committed.
“There was wrongdoing,” said a former senior law enforcement official. “But was it criminal wrongdoing?”
The Post also pointed out that the FBI have been trying to get Pagiano’s cooperation for months. He has up until now pled the Fifth and refused to answer questions. Another indication that he knew that he had broken the law.
Now, will he tell what law he broke? And if so, will he indicate that Hillary was knowingly complicate in that crime?
Time will tell.