May 11, 2016

Clinton IT Guy’s Missing State Department Emails: How Could This Happen?

The man who set up and maintained Secretary Clinton’s private server in the basement of her Chappaqua home was also given a job during Clinton’s tenure at the State Department – an usually political appointment for someone working in IT in the US government.

This week, the State Department revealed that they have thus far been incapable of locating Bryan Pagliano’s emails, save for a “happy birthday” note to the former secretary, which she forwarded to an aide with the message, “Pls respond.” (Editorial note: how terribly sad…)

The missing emails left numerous members of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel dumbfounded today as they tried to figure out how the State Department could have lost them, where they might have gone, or what might have happened to them.

Lawyer Ben Ginsberg noted: “If anybody is going to be able to figure out how to get rid of e-mails which mortals are told you can never get rid of it’d be the chief technology guy.”

Pagliano has been granted immunity in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s private server and the handling of classified material.

The State Department is obligated, under the Freedom of Information Act, to provide Pagliano’s emails, and the RNC is taking them to court for that very reason. The Department’s inability to find and hand over these emails and comply with the law of the land is deeply troubling.