NEW YORK – The decision to grant immunity to Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton aide who placed the private email server in her home, makes clear the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation and has convened a grand jury, said former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova in a telephone interview Thursday morning with WND.
“For Pagliano to get immunity in this case, his lawyers had to have come into the Justice Department to make a proffer, an offer of evidence in which his lawyers explained to the Justice Department what Pagliano was likely to tell them under oath,” diGenova explained.
“For Pagliano to be granted immunity means the FBI investigation is a criminal investigation,” diGenova declared.
The development in the case was reported Wednesday by the Washington Post, which cited a senior law enforcement official.
Hillary Clinton has dismissed questions about the FBI’s investigation of her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state by describing it as a “security review.”
But diGenova told WND it “has moved passed being a security inquiry or a security review.”
“Federal prosecutors do not immunize witnesses in a security review,” he said.