State Department emails from Clinton's IT expert appear to be missing
The state department told the RNC that emails from Hillary Clinton's I.T. expert, who set up the private email server at her house, are missing.
Bryan Pagliano, who has received immunity from the Justice Department, served under Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state. He is cooperating with the FBI in its investigation of emails sent and received by Clinton.
The State Department promised to keep looking for the emails.
The government's revelation in U.S. District Court in Washington came in answer to a lawsuit by the Republican National Committee. The RNC had sued over its public records request for all work-related emails sent to or received by Clinton's former aide, Bryan Pagliano, between 2009 and 2013, the years of Clinton's tenure as America's top diplomat. The lawsuit also pressed for other State Department records from the Clinton era.
The RNC's filing said lawyers for the agency had informed them in discussions that "the State Department has represented that no responsive records exist" for any Pagliano emails. Pagliano was hired at the agency after reportedly setting up Clinton's server in 2009, but the lack of any official State Department emails raises the question whether he limited his email traffic using a private account, much like Clinton did during her four years as secretary, or whether his government emails were deleted.
A State Department official said Monday that the agency possessed emails from Pagliano from the period after Clinton's term had ended, when he continued to work as a technology contractor.
Agency spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau then added Monday evening that some Pagliano emails dating from Clinton's tenure had been recovered from agency officials' files and turned over to other organizations, including Senate investigators.
"We have previously produced through FOIA and to Congress emails sent and received by Mr. Pagliano during Secretary Clinton's tenure," Trudeau said in a public statement. At least one email, which was sent in November 2012 to Clinton from Pagliano -- but possibly from his private email address -- was released as part of 30,000 Clinton emails made public by the agency over the past year.
A spokesman for the RNC said the organization stood by its description of the discussions with lawyers for the State Department. The group said in its filing that "the State Department has represented that no responsive records exist."
So this guy worked four years at the State Department and never generated any emails? Preposterous. But it's just one more "coincidence" that leads the public to believe that a cover-up is underway.
"Lost" emails, deleted emails, foggy memories, stonewalling by the State Department – the Obama administration has been turned into a private protection racket for Hillary Clinton and her bid to be president.
At this rate, we'll get to the truth just about the time Hillary is buried as a national hero.