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RNC Statement On Ex-Clinton Staffer Bryan Pagliano Pleading The Fifth 125 Times

- June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on ex-Clinton IT staffer Bryan Pagliano invoking the Fifth Amendment 125 times today rather than answer questions under oath about Hillary Clinton’s secret email server that exposed classified information on more than 2,000 occasions:  

“The fact Hillary Clinton’s former IT staffer pleaded the Fifth an astounding 125 times is another reminder of how much she has to hide and how serious the FBI’s criminal investigation really is. It’s important to remember that this wasn’t just any staffer; this was a longtime aide who obtained an unusual political appointment and was paid on the side for the sole purpose of maintaining Clinton’s illicit off-the-books server.

“This unprecedented arrangement was an obvious attempt to skirt government transparency laws in order to conceal her shady dealings as Secretary of State, and it ultimately led to the exposure of classified information on more than 2,000 occasions and put our national security at risk. Clinton’s extraordinarily reckless conduct and dishonest attempts to avoid accountability do not fit the profile of someone worthy of the highest office in the land. Clinton’s actions in this case alone are disqualifying and her aide’s stonewalling today is just a prelude to the kind of White House she would run.”

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