Barbara Van Gelder, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations practice, discusses the use of immunity in Hilary Clinton's email scandal case. Last year Bryan Pagliano, who set up Clinton's private server, cooperated with the F.B.I. under a limited immunity deal. Limited immunity, which means that prosecutors may not use Pagliano’s words against him, is a far more narrow agreement than what is commonly known as “blanket immunity,” in which the government promises not to prosecute someone for crimes.“Any good lawyer is going to say ‘I want immunity before I talk,’” said Biz, who has represented numerous witnesses in high-profile congressional and Justice Department investigations. “Just because someone gets immunity isn’t indicative of guilt. It’s just protection.”
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