Read Professor Charles Tiefer‘s latest Forbes column, “Immunity for Bryan Pagliano Will Help End the Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry.” The column has received nearly 70,000 views in less than a week.
Tiefer says that former State Department employee Bryan Pagliano‘s acceptance of an offer of immunity from the Justice Department for his testimony will help end the imbroglio over Hillary Clinton‘s emails.
Pagliano set up Clinton’s private email server in her home in 2009, when she was the secretary of state.
Tiefer says Pagliano was well advised to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights before a Republican-controlled House committee investigating Clinton’s emails.
Wrote Tiefer: “I think a witness like Pagliano would be very well advised to invoke the Fifth Amendment, because the committees act in a blantantly and aggressively partisan way and do not behave at all fairly with witnesses. He would be well advised to do what he did, and eventually give a full account, not to such a committee, but to the FBI and DOJ.”
Before joining the University of Baltimore School of Law faculty in 1995, Tiefer served as solicitor and deputy general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for 11 years.