Justice Dept. grants immunity for staffer who set up Clinton’s email server

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A former State Department staffer who set up the private email server used by Hillary Clinton has been granted immunity in exchange for cooperation in the ongoing investigation into Clinton’s use of email as secretary of state.

The Washington Post, citing a senior U.S. law enforcement official, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had secured the cooperation of Bryan Pagliano by offering immunity in the FBI’s investigation, which is expected to wrap up in the coming months.

Pagliano, who had invoked his 5th Amendment rights when called to testify before Congress, initially worked on Clinton’s failed presidential campaign in 2008 before setting up a private server at Clinton’s request.

According to Wednesday’s report from the Washington Post, FBI agents are expected to want to interview Clinton and her senior aides about the decision to use a private server for her emails during her tenure as secretary of state.

“There was wrongdoing. But was it criminal wrongdoing?”, the official told the Washington Post.

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