POLIZETTE — The hits just keep on coming as the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server continues — the sheer ridiculousness of the twists and turns of the case would be laughable if national security hadn’t been jeopardized in the process.
On Monday, it was discovered that four years’ worth of emails from Clinton’s head IT specialist, Bryan Pagliano, could not be located, according to the State Department. How convenient, since Pagliano was the staffer in charge of setting up and maintaining Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
In March, Pagliano was granted immunity by the Justice Department in exchange for his testimony on the installment of the server. That means he has information the FBI wants — and likely knows he has, or else it would not have granted immunity.
“The department has searched for Mr. Pagliano’s email PST file and has not located one that covers the time period of Secretary Clinton’s tenure,” said Elizabeth Trudeau, a State Department spokesman.
The missing emails were discovered through a Freedom of Information Act request filed earlier in the year by the Republican National Committee, which asked for any and all emails sent to, or sent by, Pagliano during Clinton’s four-year tenure as secretary of state.
The missing emails call into question whether Pagliano ever had any official correspondence with Clinton, if he also used a private account, or if he deliberately deleted his email communications.