Clinton IT Specialist Invokes The Fifth 125 Times

The man believed to have set up and maintained the private server in the basement of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s New York home invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination more than 125 times during a deposition as part of a civil court case on Wednesday.

Fox News reported that Bryan Pagliano’s sworn testimony with conservative organization Judicial Watch lasted roughly 90 minutes, during which the IT expert repeatedly read a carefully worded statement off of an index card while refusing to answer questions.

According to his lawyer, he declined to answer questions due to the federal government’s decision to grant him limited immunity as part of its ongoing criminal probe related to the server and the possibility that classified information was mishandled.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the “astounding” number of times Pagliano pled the Fifth “is another reminder of how much she has to hide and how serious the FBI’s criminal investigation really is.”

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