Sunday 23 July 2017

Hillary Clinton's family paid State Department employee for email work

Hillary Clinton has faced controversy over her email arrangements (AP)
Hillary Clinton has faced controversy over her email arrangements (AP)

Hillary Clinton has said her family paid a State Department employee to maintain the private email server she used while secretary of state.

She said Bryan Pagliano continued to receive payment for his technical service "for a period of time".

Mr Pagliano has told a House committee investigating Mrs Clinton's use of the email server that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if called to testify.

The Democratic front-runner for president addressed the email issue when she spoke to reporters after a campaign evening in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Mrs Clinton said "we obviously paid for those services and did so because during a period of time we continued to need his technical assistance."

She said she set up her own system because of the convenience of using a single hand-held device.

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