Saturday, March 5, 2016
US 13 Times Hillary And Surrogates Scoffed At The FBI’s Investigation Of Her Server
Now that Hillary Clinton’s email server technician is cooperating with the FBI in its investigation into the mishandling of classified information, it’s worth taking a look back at all the times that the candidate and her surrogates have downplayed the probe or outright laughed at it.
The FBI seized control of Clinton’s server in August, just after the intelligence community’s inspector general flagged “Top Secret” emails that traversed the device. Clinton housed the server at her New York residence during her State Department tenure. She hired Bryan Pagliano, a staffer on her 2008 presidential campaign, to manage the system. She even got him at a job at the State Department as an information technology specialist.
Sometime late last year Pagliano began cooperating with FBI investigators in exchange for immunity. That suggests the possibility that criminal charges are on the table for Clinton or some of her State Department aides who sent her classified information that landed on the server.
But Clinton and her supporters have downplayed the FBI’s investigation — which the candidate has called a “security review.” Clinton herself has, at times, even attempted to laugh off questions about her email habits and the ongoing inquiry.