Judge bars public release of Clinton aide’s immunity deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge says he will not publicly release details of an immunity deal between a former aide to Hillary Clinton and government prosecutors that had been sought by a conservative legal advocacy group in a lawsuit against the State Department.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan sided with prosecutors who had sought to seal details of their immunity deal with Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer and private computer security consultant who oversaw the operations of Clinton’s private email server. Sullivan also ruled Tuesday that an upcoming deposition of Pagliano by lawyers for the conservative legal group Judicial Watch would be videotaped, but remain temporarily sealed.

Pagliano’s lawyer says his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Pagliano is cooperating with the FBI in its investigation.

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