Getting witnesses to testify against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is like trying to pound a nail with a fly swatter. No matter how hard you hit it, you don’t get anywhere.
So, what does it take to get testimony from those who are involved in an investigation of Hillary’s email server malfeasance? They have to be given immunity from prosecution.
From the article in Western Journalism:
According to information released Friday, senior Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was among the recipients of the U.S. Department of Justice’s immunity agreements pursuant to its investigation of the private email server being used by the then-secretary of state.
Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz soundly criticized the FBI for giving important witnesses immunity from prosecution.“This is beyond explanation. The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy.”
Earlier this month, committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., shared similar concerns about the immunity deal reached between the FBI and Brian Pagliano, one of the technicians responsible for setting up Clinton’s improper server.
Gowdy’s concern was that Pagliano’s agreement would prevent his cooperation with House investigators, a theory bolstered by the technician’s refusal to respond to a subpoena for testimony scheduled last week on Capitol Hill.
“When you’ve reached an agreement with the government,” Gowdy said, “often it includes cooperation with other entities within that same government; so I wonder if the Department of Justice in their proffer or immunity agreement made it clear that he needed to cooperate with another branch of government?”
The whole point is that, as long as the witnesses know they get a free pass from prosecution they will say anything investigators want them to say. It’s a lot easier to get at the truth when they divulge information because the evidence is convincing. Otherwise, they will plead the fifth and not say anything at all!
Source: Western Journalism