Thursday, March 03, 2016


It's all over the intertubes, so we may as well talk about it.  The DOJ has granted immunity to one of HIllary's former aides in exchange for his information.
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.
First, the DOJ is involved in the investigation.  They're the only ones that can grant immunity.  The FBI doesn't have that power. So, now we know that the DOJ, with proprietorial power is involved.

Second, this is no "routine security review", as Hillary would lead us to believe.  There's no reason to grant immunity if there is no criminal investigation.  I have been involved in "security reviews" in the military.  This isn't a security review, it's a criminal investigation.

Third, this staffer,Bryan Pagliano, is the guy who set up her server.  He previously took the Fifth, which means that he believes his testimony is criminal.  He's got immunity now, so he can sing like a bird.  If the DOJ were interested in prosecuting him, they'd have never granted immunity, so it appears that they're targeting someone higher on the food chain.  If I were an upper level Hillary minion, I might be knocking on the FBI's door, just to set the record straight.

Hot Air has a pretty good analysis.  If there is one thing I've learned in investigations like this, the first one (or two) that sings, gets a walk, at least from criminal prosecution.  The others get orange jumpsuits.

There is no way that the phrases "Active FBI investigation" and "presidential front-runner" should ever be uttered in the same sentence.


Old NFO said...

Yep, they're getting serious now... And agreed on the last!

Bibliotheca Servare said...

But...but...but...enforcing the law equally is MISOGYNY if it means her Highness Hillary might go to prison or, worse, lose the election! *dramatic gasp* ...Just kidding, but her supporters have actually said things similar to that. It's simultaneously depressing and terrifying. Fingers crossed for her to get arrested just *after* she secures the Dem nomination for president...the schadenfreude would be unspeakably delicious. :-D