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Ex-Hillary Clinton Staffer Who Set Up Email Server to Plead the Fifth

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    Ex-Hillary Clinton Staffer Who Set Up Email Server to Plead the Fifth
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about rural issues at the Des Moines Area Community College, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa.

    A former Hillary Clinton staffer who helped set up the former secretary of state's private email server has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions after a congressional committee subpoenaed him, MSNBC confirmed late Wednesday.

    Bryan Pagliano, who worked for Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign and at the State Department, has been identified in digital records as the person who set up her email server in 2009.

    The House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating Clinton's emails, subpoenaed Pagliano last month to testify. But his lawyer said Monday that the IT specialist would refuse to answer questions, asserting his constitutional right against self-incrimination, The Washington Post first reported Wednesday.

    A Clinton campaign aide said in a statement to NBC News Wednesday the candidate has encouraged aides to answer any questions.