Remember Bryan Pagliano? He’s the State Department IT staffer who helped Hillary Clinton set up her private emails and later invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked to testify about it at a Congressional hearing. Now it turns out the State Department can’t find any of his emails that cover the time in question:

From Politico:

The State Department has told Senate investigators it cannot find backup copies of emails sent by Bryan Pagliano, the top Hillary Clinton IT staffer who maintained her email server but has asserted his Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions on the matter.

State officials told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a recent closed-door meeting that they could not locate what’s known as a “.pst file” for Pagliano’s work during Clinton’s tenure, which would have included copies of the tech expert’s emails, according to a letter Chairman Chuck Grassley sent to Secretary of State John Kerry that was obtained by POLITICO.

The FBI does have possession of Paglaino’s State Department computer, so there’s a chance some of the emails might be recovered:

But is anyone shocked at all of this?

And in other Clinton-related email news, 1300 emails on Anwar Al-Awlaki have just been discovered:

At this rate, the State Department will turn over Pagliano’s emails sometime before the 2020 Iowa caucus.

Update: See our post on the Al-Awlaki email “discovery” here.

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