Do you have your “shocked face” prepared? The Washington Post reports Wednesday night that a State Department IT staffer who handled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email will plead the Fifth Amendment if subpoenaed.

The Washington Post reports:

The move by Bryan Pagliano, who had worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009, came in a Monday letter from his lawyer to the House panel investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Pagliano, who worked in the State Department’s information-technology department from May 2009 until February 2013, left the agency when Clinton departed as secretary. He now works for a technology contractor that provides some services to the State Department.

And we will.


Not surprisingly, Rep. Elijah Cummings thinks the whole thing’s a setup by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Benghazi committee, to distract from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “He said the subpoena of a low-level aide is one of several signs that Gowdy is using the committee for the political purpose of trying to smear a Democratic presidential candidate,” reports the Post.