Former State Department IT staffer for Hillary Clinton Bryan Pagliano refused every question he was asked during his 90-minute deposition under oath regarding then-Sec. Clinton's private e-mail server, pleading the fifth 125 times.
Helping him along was his lawyer Mark MacDougall who consistently objected and shot down each question (other than Pagliano stating his name for the record) asked by Ramona Cotca, who is representing Judicial Watch in the lawsuit. On the questions Pagliano didn't plead the fifth, MacDougall stated they were "outside the scope of the court's order" or "outside the scope of discovery" and would instruct his client not to answer.
"It would be funny if it wasn't so serious," conservative filmmaker Phelim McAleer said in an e-mail to TruthRevolt. Because a President Clinton-appointed federal judge has ordered the filmed deposition sealed so they can't be used against Mrs. Clinton during the election, McAleer (Fracknation, Gosnell, FERGUSON) decided to take the released transcripts and film a verbatim re-enactment.
So far, he's released the depositions of Cheryl Mills, seen here at TR, and Ambassador Stephen Mulls, which can be viewed at ClintonEmailsOnFilm.com. But it was Pagliano's refusal to answer even the most benign questions that turned a frustrating moment for truth into a near comedy.
"Even the actors were laughing as we filmed it," McAleer said.
The filmmaker released a statement:
"Bryan Pagliano's deposition shows just how wrong the judge's decision is and how important it is that our re-enactments are seen by as many people as possible. His evasions and refusal to answer the most basic of questions make it clear that there was something very, very wrong at Hillary Clinton's State Department and that the FBI have a very good reason to be investigating her behavior whilst there."
Up next in the series is the deposition for Clinton's right-hand-lady, Huma Abedin. McAleer has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of uncovering corruption in the federal government.
"By contributing to this campaign, people are making a statement: Truth is more important than politics and censorship is never acceptable in America," said McAleer.