Bryan Pagliano, the State Department staffer who set up Hillary’s private server, declined a “proffer” in September 2015. Assuming he has not given the DOJ a written proffer, is it possible pertinent questions will be ignored? Who would know if he went before whomever at the DOJ and shared tea and shortbread cookies? Pagliano’s not going to tell. Do we really think this Department of Justice is interested in the truth? How naïve can we be after all these years?
If the FBI recommends indictment, what’s a corrupt Department of Justice to do? This particular DOJ doesn’t flinched at the raised eyebrows or fists of Americans like us, but in an election year, when the prospective indictee is running for president, it’s asking for unneeded trouble to do nothing. Perhaps Loretta Lynch doesn’t have the iron stomach of her predecessor, Eric Holder. Perhaps she really wants a seat on the Supreme Court.
If Bryan Pagliano simply set up the server(s) and testifies he heard no evil, saw no evil, he cannot speak evil of Hillary. Convenient. Smells like the long, rotten, sulphurous, gagging and sad death of the rule of law we’ve been inhaling for eight years.
Can it be a more perfect way to get Hillary’s server and email mess behind her as she sails to the Democratic nomination? And who is to question it? The FBI? I don’t think so. They can recommend indictment, and nothing more (unless someone wants to talk, and if they did … ).
Remember when Rep. Trey Gowdy denied Lois Lerner immunity without a proffer, a written statement of what information she would give to the Committee? She refused. So, no proffer. No immunity. No punishment. No justice. Lerner faded away with her benefits. A fly on the wall tells me she snickers about it at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time.
No, I’m not an attorney. I welcome any correction from someone who knows. Anything other than ‘the Department of Justice would never do such a thing’ will be taken seriously and with respect.
In the meantime, we are out here thinking, ‘ah, they’ve got her now.’ Don’t count on it.
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