Judge Warns Hillary "Should Be Terrified" After Justice Grants Email-Staffer Immunity

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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.

As the FBI looks to wrap up its investigation in the coming months, agents are likely to want to interview Clinton and her senior aides about the decision to use a private server, how it was set up, and whether any of the participants knew they were sending classified information in emails, current and former officials said.


So far, there is no indication that prosecutors have convened a grand jury in the email investigation to subpoena testimony or documents, which would require the participation of a U.S. attorney’s office.

The Washington Post reports the Hillary campaign is "pleased" that Pagliano, who invoked his Fifth Amendment rights before a congressional panel in September, is now cooperating with prosecutors.

In a statement, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for the Clinton campaign, said: “As we have said since last summer, Secretary Clinton has been cooperating with the Department of Justice’s security inquiry, including offering in August to meet with them to assist their efforts if needed.”


“There was wrongdoing,” said a former senior law enforcement official. “But was it criminal wrongdoing?”

But as TheBlaze.com reports, Judge Andrew Napolitano warns "She should be terrified of the fact that he’s been granted immunity," adding that "they would not be immunizing him and thereby inducing him to spill his guts unless they wanted to indict someone."

Napolitano argued that the revelation that former Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano, who set up Clinton’s private email server in 2009, is reportedly being offered immunity means he will likely be called to testify against someone much higher on the “totem pole.”


Pagliano will likely be asked how he was able to “migrate a State Department secure system onto her private server.” He then presented this theoretical question: “Mr. Pagliano, did Mrs. Clinton give you her personal Secretary of State password to enable you to do that?”


If he answers, ‘yes,’ we have an indictment for misconduct in office as well as espionage. She should be terrified of the fact that he’s been granted immunity,” Napolitano added.


The Judge explained that only a federal judge can grant immunity and will only do so if a sitting jury is ready to hear testimony from the “immunized person,” suggesting the investigation is well on its way to a possible indictment.


“We also know they are going to seek someone’s indictment, because they would not be immunizing him and thereby inducing him to spill his guts unless they wanted to indict someone,” he said.

Napolitano admitted we don’t know who the DOJ is looking to indict, but he noted there are only about five people between Pagliano and Clinton. But as WaPo concludes...

The kindest possible reading of this news for Clinton is that Pagliano was simply nervous to talk about how -- and why -- he had set up the email server, and granting him immunity lets him speak freely without any concern that he might get into trouble.


Maybe. But it's my strong impression that the Justice Department doesn't go around granting immunity to people unless the person getting the immunity may be able to shed light on an important part of the investigation.


After all, if Pagliano a) knew nothing or b) did nothing wrong, why would he need immunity to talk to the FBI?

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flaunt's picture

Hope they put this guy in the witness protection program

Jtrillian's picture

Do not underestimate the power of Affluenza.  It is a powerful disease.

Get well soon Hillary.

pods's picture

Hey Brian, it's Hillary.  Long time no speak en?  Hey, can you come meet me in Fort Marcy Park?


NoDebt's picture

The FBI can do whatever it wants.  The Injustice Department will never indict her, no matter how much the FBI screams and threatens.  Now that Hillary is obviously going to win the Democrat nomination Obama isn't going to allow any prosecution of her, even if it does cause a revolt within the FBI.  He'll accept every resignation they throw at him and quickly replace them all with other compliant liberal cronies.  Frankly, I think he's looking forward to leaving his mark on yet another branch of government before he heads out the door.


MagicHandPuppet's picture

"Aaaaaaaaand, he's gone!"

Al Gophilia's picture

No great loss if she's gone. The Dems always have Romney as a lady in waiting.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) wee-weed up Mar 3, 2016 2:56 PM

Do you post on SOL?

Bumpo's picture

Hillary is having a coughing fit over this.

onewayticket2's picture

Brian....just a tip.  get a food taster and tell your wife you have NO INTENTION of ever buying a nailgun.



Vince Foster

Charles Wilson's picture

"...including offering in August to meet with them to assist their efforts if needed.”


"Would that be Under Oath?..."

"Ummm...No comment...We'll look into it and get back to you on that..."

I need more asshats's picture

What? Is Trumpo worried about Hillary?

Why? Aren't you the greatest?

Yea greatest con man!

CheapBastard's picture

The media is too busy bashing Trump to even mention the Clinton Crook. They carefully ignore all negative comments by anyone about the Dems while quote any slanderous remark about the Trumpmeister.


The Rep are so busy adding to the bashing of him they will lose big time [again] to the opposing Dem, Clinton.


The neocons and DC parsites are in a frenzy scared stiif their pork may be cut or they will be held accountable.


Oh, the Horror...efficiency and accountability.



cdevidal's picture

"Napolitano argued that the revelation that former Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano (..) is reportedly being offered immunity means he will likely be called to testify against someone much higher on the 'totem pole.'"

Y'all know that isn't going to be Hillary, right? Them Dems are slipperier than a Teflon jackrabbit on a date.

Or something like that.

Manthong's picture

Any terror that criminal twat gets is my joy.

jeff montanye's picture

isn't it ironic that the most legally vulnerable thing she did isn't even in the top ten or twenty of the most evil things she did just as secretary of state?

fleur de lis's picture

Agree 100% -- the media and GOP/Dem establishment are so obsessively insane with hatred for Trump that they skip over real security breaches from Helly.

And when she is charged with offenses that would get anyone else a life sentence of solitary confinement, she will get off the hook. And if she gets in -- as the establishment is so determined to do -- she will make Stalin look like a schoolboy. And that's okay with the media. They will keep howling about Trump while a direct threat to our security is crowned the Presidenta.

Then we will be stuck with 4 or 8 years of her malevolent psychosis and vindictive temperament and T. Rex charm. She has been obsessed with ruling from the White House since her Arkansas days. She will do and say anything to get there and she will destroy anyone she perceives as a threat, real or imagined.

The American people have demonstrated clearly that they are sick and tired of DC and want an outsider, yet the party would rather run the risk of being broken to splinters than give up their hold on the club and freebies.

No matter what Trump does/did or says/said he's better than the pestilent pack of parasitic vermin who rule us from the Imperial City and the media concubines who cover for them.

CuttingEdge's picture

How politically controlled is the FBI? Totally with the program or any independence? Have they expressed any reservations about Trump? I thought maybe they would see their job as far easier under someone who doesn't want the rabble coming in...

There is a possibility that they, seriously smarting at Clitnon telling them to go spin over this issue when it broke, are going to indict (or at least make a hell of a lot of noise) between now and the election just to shaft the venal bitch's chances. Bearing in mind if she does get in, she gets to call the shots and, being the spiteful vindictive piece of shit she is, will probably want her own stoolies running things at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue (and any antagonists dealt with, obviously).

fleur de lis's picture

There is probably a sizable number of FBI who are completely controlled and know it, and don't mind one bit. Recall when P.O. Terry Yeakey who had been accepted by the FBI started to investigate the oddities of OKC. He was brutally murdered and it was ruled suicide. Did the FBI solve that one? Nope. Wouldn't go near it. And he was one of their own.

Never forget Officer Terry Yeakey and the homicidal traitors who destroyed him for doing the right thing.

On the other hand, there is probably a sizable number who are disgusted with the criminal free-for-all that governs this country. They must have known about Hellary for a long time, but to go after her as SecState would have been a waste of time and energy. Her media servants would never air such a thing anyway.

So maybe they figured they could at least take a swipe at her now that she can smell the White House coffee. As such a national and international figure the bad ink would at least bring attention to her shenanigans. With or without her servants.

Her confidence in response to such serious news indicates that she knows she'll get off the hook. She hasn't a care in the world. She doesn't even take pains to hide it. Whether she gets in or not she will indeed go after those who dared irritate her with stupid things like laws. Which brings us back to the controlled group who infest the entire Bureau.

Round and round it goes where it stops nobody knows.

IndyPat's picture

You can only pardon a conviction.

You can't pardon an indictment.

Greshams Law's picture

Pardon me, but Nixon was pardoned and never convicted.

Socratic Dog's picture

Nice precedent.  He can pardon ALL the 9/11 perps on his way out, before Main St even realizes it really was an inside job.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Maybe so, but a pardon does not make one bullet proof, nor fireproof, nor mob...well you get the idea.  There's court administered justice (just us) and then there's old fashioned justice.  

ebworthen's picture

Indite the bitch!  Treason!

Cankles needs ankle chains!

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Bill would be over the moon.  Prolly have a bang a dozen tramps to celebrate.

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) onewayticket2 Mar 3, 2016 3:58 PM

Obama and Church Leaders PRAYED you’d never see this…


pods's picture

Ahhh, I just daydreamed of Hillary earning extra cigarettes by doing things for the big black guard nicknamed "Tripod."


Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Well she must be happy those yoga classes have kept her limber.


Kayman's picture

I dreamed of Bill and HiLiary spending the rest of their lives together in the same jail cell. "Dang it HiLiary, what is that smell !"

db51's picture

I WOULDN'T WISH THAT ON ANYONE EVEN A BIG BLACK GUY NAMED TRIPOD.   Being in prison is bad enough...that would constutute cruel and unusual punishment.

christofay's picture

Women, please. The big West Virginian guard named Forefinger.

Crash Overide's picture

Hillary has to go to jail, if she doesn't than why should anyone follow the "laws"...?

This case will set a future precedent.

DontGive's picture

They already set the precedent.

Laws are for little people. Don't apply to the cunty cunts at the royal crust of society.

Calmyourself's picture

Free John Corzine; precedent, game, set, match friend...

greenskeeper carl's picture

Ya, its not really just a "precedent" any more. Its now standard operating procedure.


And I think you guys are getting your hopes up about this guy getting granted immunity. This is probably being done because this same guy pleaded the 5th during the benghazi hearings. Im not 100% sure on how it works, but this is being done so that he may speak with the FBI and not have this testimony used against him or clinton during any subsequent benghazi stuff. If he pleaded the 5th to them, and then answered questions of a similar nature to the FBI, he would get caled back in to testify and would no longer be able to plead the 5th.


Just my take on it. I hope Im wrong, Id love to see her ambitions crushed and have her spend the rest of her life in prison. WOuldn't even come close to having "justice" be served for all the lives she has snuffed out or ruined, but its as close as we will get.

fleur de lis's picture

Pagliano really needs the witness protection program at the deepest level. Seriously. She can reach way down into her toilet and find some creep to shut him up. She knows all the street rat passages so don't put anything past her.

Victory_Garden's picture

"This case will set a future precedent."

The pent up anger behind the dam of unintended consequences is so ready to burst, a popcorn fart in a dead quiet auditorium would break it for sure and then...then...no bounds will be put on the retribution and revenge sought from any and all babylonians that even look like govet revenuers.

The American People are fed up and ready to stop the satanic evil at the top of govet....ready to cleanse for good the houses of all leadership all the way down to the dog catcher! You have satan in your house, you go on trial for treason against the State of the Union.

And good luck too, as you jury already dislikes you a lot for what you all did in Syria, the Ukraine, Palestine, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and continue to do by setting up the saudis to take the blame for isreal popping off a nuke in Syria or somewhere else or something similar in the same old false flag event way. Only they are that stupid to cause more mayhem and destruction for the babylonian empire of dust. The rush is on. Trump is headed to the WH. Sometime between now and then...

...and hey....man hunter cheny...still got those missing nukes in Wyoming?


Meanwhile to put moar emphasis on the corruption everybody is sick and farking tired of, check out this hard truth. How does every American feel knowing that the whole voting system is rigged like the markets are, and the only ones that win are the machine hackers and vote counters for the babylonian stooge puppet picks.

Outrageous Reports of Republicans Engaged in Voter Fraud to Stop Trump:



Nite Lite's picture

Yeah its my fantasy that the first thing she hears in prison is..."mee sooo honnnny babeee"

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Biden's having orgasms."

In his case, it would take considerable effort, so it's more of a Choregasm.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Al Gophilia Mar 3, 2016 2:51 PM

Hillary is a filthy lying cunt who deserves be be aborted during her 276th trimester.

aVileRat's picture

True, but the amount of dirt she knows on everyone from Ted Kennedy to King Abdullah will never be allowed to see the light. The only way this ends is should Lynch not prosecute, the DOD has the right to step in and by military special order seek her arrest. FBI can then reference the case to the Military who will then take it to the supreme court after military tribunal agrees the US DA is in contempt, and then Lynch becomes an accessory to the case, which then loops in the White House. At this juncture the Joint's need to call it, and decide if they want to discharge their duty to the Oath, or will let the articles of Treason kick in, which covers their own asses. IF they let it slide, the ranks and 3-stars will likely seek their removal as well.

That "revolt or lead" is presently where Brazil is at, and was a major part of the slow exchange of power in Argentina. Discovery preservation and preventing 'escape pleas'.



El Oregonian's picture

"As we have said since last summer, Secretary Clinton has been cooperating with the Department of Justice..."

Hahaha! Another lie, to cover the lie, that covered the original lie... and on, and on, and on... and so forth and so on.. ad-nausea.

Greenie's picture

I would gladly help waterboard her, if needed.

BullyBearish's picture

Let me know when I can rent that movie...

DeathMerchant's picture

That's the funniest goddamned thing about this whole email affair. All of this bickering back and forth., erasures, deletions, redacted bullshit, hearings accusations etc, etc. And all the while, the NSA has every fucking word of it.

fleur de lis's picture

After all those charges and work to build a case she will skate. And she will smirk and snarl at all of us while she destroys what is left of America. Whomever is putting this case together had better be careful.

JRobby's picture

2016 election will be one for the history books if................

Common Core update: History is no longer a requirement. The GOVT will let you know what is on the exam..................

Lumberjack's picture

Common Core voting machines with Common Core Programmming.