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Fifth Amendment invoked on Clinton emails

Posted: 5:08 PM, Oct 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-24 17:08:23-04

WASHINGTON (AP) --  A former State Department information technology official has refused to answer questions from a conservative legal group as part of a civil lawsuit over Hillary Clinton's emails.
  
John Bentel on Monday invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to 90 questions posed by lawyers from Judicial Watch. A federal judge in August ordered the State Department's retired director of Information Resource Management to be deposed by the group, which has filed numerous lawsuits targeting the Democratic presidential nominee.
  
Bentel was granted limited immunity from criminal prosecution as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into whether the former secretary of state mishandled sensitive government information that flowed through her private email server.
  
Bentel's lawyer previously told congressional investigators that he does not recall any discussions involving Clinton's email server.