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Hillary’s Former Staffer Pleads the Fifth

At least one former member of Hillary’s staff, Brian Pagliano, is invoking his constitutional right to protect himself from self-incrimination in the ongoing Hillary email scandal.

The New York Post reports:

A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Clinton set up her private email server says he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

…The top Democrat on the Benghazi committee, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, confirmed the Pagliano letter in a memo to ­fellow Dems. Cummings says he is not surprised that Pagliano would wish to take the Fifth given what the congressman calls the “wild and unsubstantiated accusations” against Clinton, the former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate.

Rep. Cummings’s response is classic….”wild and unsubstantiated?” Has he been reading the news lately?

While invoking the Fifth is his right, Pagliano’s decision is another damaging blow to the Clinton presidential campaign. Even if we entertain the possibility that he didn’t do anything wrong, it sure makes it look that way.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with CloutHub.com, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a BlazeTV.com host, Outreach Director with FreedomWorks.org overseeing its Empower.org outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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