Clinton's IT Guy Will Take the Fifth
3 congressional committees want him to testify about email server
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2015 6:52 AM CDT
Hillary Rodham Clinton, addresses the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee Aug. 28 in Minneapolis.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Newser) – Bryan Pagliano's is not a household name, but he soon might be the most well-known IT guy in the nation. He is a former State Department staffer who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server, and at least three congressional committees want him to testify, reports the Washington Post. However, it looks like Pagliano isn't interested in talking. His lawyer sent a letter this week to a House panel investigating Benghazi declaring that his client would take the Fifth if compelled to appear. The letter also notes that the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security panels have made similar requests of him.

“While we understand that Mr. Pagliano’s response to this subpoena may be controversial in the current political environment, we hope that the members of the Select Committee will respect our client’s right,” attorney Mark MacDougall writes in the letter obtained by MSNBC. The network notes that it's unclear what legal trouble Pagliano fears, but that his position "will likely pour fuel on the partisan fire over Clinton's email server." In the latest revelation, it turns out that Clinton wrote six emails herself that were later deemed to be classified, notes the Post. (Here are eight highlights from the latest release.)