DAILY CALLER — A federal judge has ordered Bryan Pagliano, Hillary Clinton’s personal information technology specialist, to produce details of his immunity agreement with the Department of Justice, which is investigating the mishandling of classified information on the former secretary of state’s email server.
Judge Emmet Sullivan also indefinitely postponed Pagliano’s deposition with the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Pagliano’s lawyers informed Sullivan earlier this week that the former Clinton aide would plead the Fifth during the deposition.
The attorneys filed a request earlier on Friday asking Sullivan to prohibit Judicial Watch from video recording the deposition. They said that there is precedent to prohibit the recording of a deposition in which a witness pleads the Fifth. They also asserted that Judicial Watch intended to use video of Pagliano invoking his rights against self-incrimination for political purposes and expressed concern over “the potential tainting effect on the jury pool in a potential government enforcement action.”
In his order, Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee who has been critical of the State Department and of Hillary Clinton throughout the email scandal, said that Pagliano will have to provide rationale for pleading the Fifth. To do so, he will have to provide details of his immunity agreement with the Justice Department.