Clinton says she paid staffer to maintain private email server

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday she and her family paid a State Department staffer with personal funds to maintain a private email server that she used for both personal and government matters while secretary of state. After a campaign appearance in New Hampshire, Clinton told reporters the payments went to information technology specialist Bryan Pagliano, who this week declined to produce documents and testify before a U.S. House of Representatives committee about the server, invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination. Clinton, a former U.S. senator and first lady who is the front-runner for her party’s 2016 presidential nomination, has been criticized for using the unsecured server to conduct government business when she was the top U.S. diplomat from 2009-13 as well as for how she handled classified information.

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