Chaffetz Seeks Charges Against Former Hillary IT Aide Bryan Pagliano

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Back in September, at the height of the Hillary emailgate investigation, Clinton's IT aid who helped setup her private email server, Bryan Pagliano, apparently decided that Congressional subpoenas, like federal record retention laws, were merely optional suggestions that did not require compliance.  As such, Pagliano elected to skip not one, but two, Congressional hearings in front of Jason Chaffetz' (R-Utah) House Oversight Committee despite his direct involvement in setting up he private servers.

The move did not sit well with Chaffetz, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, who blasted Pagliano's move saying that "subpoenas are not optional” and subsequently voted to hold Pagliano in contempt of Congress. 

As it turns out, after all these months, Chaffetz is still not over Pagliano's aloof response to his committee's subpoena and has sent a letter to Trump's new Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to convene a grand jury or bring charges against Pagliano for his failure to appear before Congress.  According to Fox News, Chaffetz said in a statement that allowing Pagliano's conduct "to go unaddressed would gravely harm Congress' ability to conduct oversight."



To our complete shock, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the committee, blasted Chaffetz' call for charges saying that pursuing charges against Pagliano would be a waste of time and money.

"Apparently, Chairman Chaffetz and President Trump are the only two people in Washington today who think we should still be investigating Secretary Clinton," Cumming said in a statement. He added: "The Oversight Committee can't afford to be distracted by political vendettas against Hillary Clinton while our constituents are begging us to conduct responsible oversight of President Trump."

Of course, Pagliano's attorneys defended his actions back in September saying that he had already "asserted his Fifth Amendment rights" and refused to answer any questions.  Therefore, they argued that additional appearances before Congress served no "valid legislative purpose."

“You and the committee have been told from the beginning that Mr. Pagliano will continue to assert his Fifth Amendment rights and will decline to answer any questions put to him by your committee,” according to the letter.


A subpoena issued by a Congressional committee is required by law to serve a valid legislative purpose and there is none here,” reads the letter, which refers to the committee’s efforts to force Pagliano to testify as a “naked political agenda” with “no valid legislative aim.”

Of course, as our readers are already aware, Pagliano, like Paul Combetta (the infamous "Oh Shit" guy) and a host of other Clinton aides, was granted an immunity deal by the Department of Justice in return for his FBI testimony regarding the Clinton private email servers.  Unfortunately, that immunity deal won't help him with these new charges.

Finally, we'll end with the same warning that we offered Pagliano back in September:

"We would caution Pagliano that, as suggested by the pic above, he would probably be well served to tread lightly...not many people share the Clintons' particular talent for escaping scandal after scandal without repercussions."

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yrad's picture

Lock her up!!!

If there is a "swamp." The Klintons are the "plug"

JRobby's picture

This little punk will spill. He sings like canary.

"I had a great IT job in Denver that paid well, smoked oil in my vape every day and drank my Starbucks. Now I'm in Federal holding, $5m bail"

froze25's picture

Charge the dip shit. He knew what he did was illegal and didn't report it to authorities. Hang him from a lamp post.

Paper Boy's picture
Paper Boy (not verified) froze25 Feb 17, 2017 11:27 AM

There is a total lack of ethics within the IT community. I was practicing and re-certifying on a major test/exam site for some Microsoft/Cisco certs (won't say which one). In their "off topics" forum I asked a theoretical question, "what would you do if you uncovered evidence your employer was involved in unethical or illegal actions as an IT professional?"

Wow... you should have seen the shit-storm that erupted there! I was booted off that site faster than you can say boo! The law of the industry seems to be "Don't ask, don't tell. Just do whatever your boss says, they are the law."

TheReplacement's picture

This is the beauty of being an actual IT PROFESSIONAL.  You are smart enough to get the evidence out and to the proper ends without incriminating yourself.

Just food for thought.

Paper Boy's picture
Paper Boy (not verified) TheReplacement Feb 17, 2017 11:40 AM

Yes I get that. I was just blown away though by some of the responses to my question... "nobody should hire someone like you" "why are you on here?" "you are in the wrong industry" etc, etc. These people are like "thug life" geeks, no ratting and no talking to police.

D Nyle's picture

Good case for waterboarding, just for the hell of it

Never One Roach's picture

<< "Apparently, Chairman Chaffetz and President Trump are the only two people in Washington today...>>


I guess this congress person has a poor memory or is illiterate since last time I read it showed over 63 milion Americans want to see charges brougth against crooked Hillary Clinton.

Kayman's picture

Bryan Pagliano and Elijah Cummings are 2 Dirty Noxious Criminals party and Clinton Corruption Corp. Useful Idiots.

Pagliano for thinking Clinton's or the DNC reciprocate loyalty and Cummings for squandering the minute amount of cred he has left.

wildbad's picture

its staaartiiing.

sic em Jeff

JRobby's picture


When "the Titans of Finance" break the law with no consequences, it trickles down into society with a very negative, cancerous effect.

Scammers are everywhere. Everywhere. Some scam on the net then raise enough money to progress on to legitimate or at least more legitimate businesses. 

To these people, it doesn't matter how they get the money. They just have to get the money.

Erosion of the moral fabric of society.

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

thats the law of the swamp

exonomic halfbreed's picture

That is worth our attention. 

Thought Processor's picture



Oh and who killed Seth Rich?


It doesn't take a genius to figure out what this is about or what's at stake.  All of this was illegal.  The fact that it was not / is not being properly investigated only means one thing-  simply that there are those that are above the law.  


This is the real problem.  Political and moral corruption at it's finest.  If the U.S. deep state is 'exceptional' in any way this one would be at the top of the list.  


If a party or individual remains above the law then the law itself has been debased (without foundation), for if one person is not subject to a law which is universally applied in a 'fair justice' system then no one should be.


It's the legitimacy of the justice system that is at stake here.


It's that simple.

Warthog777's picture

Law and order are one of the legs that civilization rests upon.  To my knowledge, never before in history have we witnessed such a blatant flaunting of "above the law" episodes, demonstrating that some people can break the law with impunity.

We wiil be a nation of laws.  Either we correct that, or devolve into the "law of the jungle".

SoDamnMad's picture

No,he will fall off the train platform into an oncoming train, have weights he was lifting drop onto his throat,  ties his hands behind his back and manage to shoot himself three times in the back of the head, or jump out of his window upper floor room facing inward toward the building and be found with multiple bruises from beating himself up to death.  Or all or any of the above but in no particular order.

HRClinton's picture

"Watch your step" is a good mindset, Brian.

But then i suspect that you will either not remember things, or take the 5th. Congress are a sucker for both.

Keep on smiling. 

Buck Johnson's picture

That last warning is correct, he just like others around the Clintons over the years will go down and the Clintons will fly away once again without any repercussions.



musimann's picture

talking about the Clintons is a good way to die - just ask Seth. Well maybe not.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Again, going after the pawns, while the oligarch profits!!!

get long sharecropping and guillotines!!! beat the rush.

freewolf7's picture

Squeeze a pawn and you get a witch.

LawsofPhysics's picture

optimist, I do not see our DoJ playing chess in this case...

...would love to be proven wrong.

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

the doj just arrived on the scene..give him a little time to get the lay of the swamp land

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Squeeze a witch you get Eeewwww! all over you.

U4 eee aaa's picture

If you strike the pawns in the right way you can expose the queen to capture

LawsofPhysics's picture

optimist, I do not see our DoJ playing chess in this case...

...would love to be proven wrong.

EmmittFitzhume's picture

I think this is the way to get to the bitch. It's probably not difficult to squeeze a plea deal out of the IT guy. 

YouJustMadeTheList's picture
YouJustMadeTheList (not verified) Feb 17, 2017 11:05 AM

When they go low, we 'get' high.

allinwood's picture

Again, nothing will come of this.

Kayman's picture

And Trump will never be President?

Trump offered the bitch an out, "She's suffered enough".  But she's a Clinton- can't scrub the shit off her hands.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Whenever they trot ol' 'Lijah the House Negro out they're not that serious.  His credibility is only slightly above Mad Maxine

On another note, Pagliano should avoid walking alone at night.  Especially in the shower.

corporatewhore's picture

Fosterized possibility.  Sethed.

Chuck Walla's picture

He thought he was all safe and warm wrapped in Hillary's furry cooz. Guess not...

detached.amusement's picture

he KNEW he was safe, if the theft of the election had completed successfully

Bay of Pigs's picture

Elijah Cummings needs to be arrested as well.

Lets start with conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges.

Nobodys Home's picture

Let's start with "Lucille" bashing in his scrunched up little bald head. Black Cawkus, my ass! ...oops ..wait!

Kayman's picture

Odd thing... there is no Congressional White Caucus.

cowdiddly's picture

What comets around goes around. Now where the heck is illary.

DosZap's picture

"Apparently, Chairman Chaffetz and President Trump are the only two people in Washington today who think we should still be investigating Secretary Clinton," Cumming said in a statement. He added: "The Oversight Committee can't afford to be distracted by political vendettas against Hillary Clinton while our constituents are begging us to conduct responsible oversight of President Trump."


Oh, because ELijerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, so much WAS swept unda da rug bra!,Do oversight on TRUMP wile Chaffetz gets Hellarys ass in  a cell.

This little bitch here is GOIN' down, if he cuts a deal he's dead, so he's better off in in Prison de la Playa.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Cummings doth protest too much.

Pigeon's picture

Cummings is a dumb, leftist tool without a hint of morals.

Kayman's picture

MLK would have fired Cummings' ass for selling out. 

Nobodys Home's picture

Gotta start somewhere. Even if this man pleads the 5th to every question, he will look questionable and give reason to delve deeper into the swamp.

MrBoompi's picture

I don't believe there any valid grounds for refusing to show up just because you might invoke the 5th amendment.  You need to show up and go through the motions in front of everyone.  Otherwise the refusal to show up is a big fuck you to Congress, which seems to be par for the course lately.  These people basically do nothing but vote on bills they don't even write, grandstand for their party whenever appropriate, troll for campaign contributions on a daily basis, and keep their brokers on speed dial to place their inside trades.  We can't keep sending the same people back to DC and expect better performance.