The Republican National Committee’s lawsuit has brought forth a troubling new piece of information in Clinton’s ongoing email scandal.
As part of a Freedom of Information Act request, the RNC petitioned the State Department for official communications from Bryan Pagliano, the IT staffer who set up Clinton’s off-the-books server while working for the State Department.
It took a lawsuit to produce a response.
And, surprise, surprise, the records from the period Clinton served as Secretary of State are mysteriously missing.
It is hard to believe than an IT staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s reckless email server never sent or received a single work-related email in the four years he worked at the State Department.
Such records might shed light on his role in setting up Clinton’s server, and why the FBI granted him immunity.
But it seems that his emails were either destroyed or never turned over, adding yet another layer to the secrecy surrounding his role.
While Clinton maintains that her secret email server was “fully above board” and that “everyone” knew about it, tech officials at State did not know the private server even existed until news broke last year.
Even more baffling is why Pagliano, who was an employee of the State Department, was privately paid by the Clintons for the server’s set-up and upkeep.
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