Gary Bauer / Mar. 4, 2016

Servergate Immunity

Late [Wednesday] evening, it was reported that the FBI granted immunity to Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department employee who set up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server that she used for official government business. According to the latest release of her emails, more than 2,000 messages on her private server contained classified information.

Late [Wednesday] evening, it was reported that the FBI granted immunity to Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department employee who set up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server that she used for official government business. According to the latest release of her emails, more than 2,000 messages on her private server contained classified information.

You may recall that Mr. Pagliano refused to testify before a congressional hearing last year. When asked to tell members of Congress what he knew about the private email server, Pagliano invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Many pundits on the left continue to insist that “Servergate” is no big deal. If that is the case, I’d love to know why Mr. Pagliano wouldn’t talk to Congress and what laws he thinks he broke that necessitate a grant of immunity. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey suggested [Thursday] morning that four laws may have been broken. But now that Pagliano is immune from prosecution, perhaps we are closer to getting the truth.

Terrorists Streaming In

Earlier this week, I told you how hard it was for Syrian Christians to get into the United States through the refugee program. Just three Syrian Christians have been admitted since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, compared to 647 Muslims. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is working hard to bring in even more refugees, meaning even more Syrian Muslims.

But while Christians struggle to get out of Syria, the terrorists are evidently finding it quite easy to get out. NATO’s Supreme Allied commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. He told senators that the daily flow of refugees into Europe was “masking the movement” of ISIS terrorists.

Gen. Breedlove warned that intelligence agencies believe at least 1,500 foreign fighters have reentered Europe after fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria. He added that ISIS was “spreading like cancer,” threatening Europe and the United States. Gen. Breedlove also said that Russia was “deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve.”

That’s what happens when nations do not or cannot control their borders.

With that in mind, it is worth noting that our southern border is experiencing another wave of mass migration. According to Rep. Trey Gowdy, current trends suggest that we could experience a “30 percent increase in the record high numbers we witnessed in 2014.” If that is correct, well more than 325,000 illegal immigrants, including many unaccompanied minors, will walk across our southern border this year.

And if children can simply walk across, it would be foolish to assume that terrorists are not coming in. Border security is national security.

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