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Ex-Clinton Aide Who Set Up Private Email Server Granted Immunity

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A former Hillary Clinton employee and State Department IT staffer who helped set up her private email server has been granted immunity by the Department of Justice in exchange for his cooperation, CBS News has learned.

The FBI looking into whether there was any criminal wrongdoing and any possible mishandling of classified information.

Bryan Pagliano, who was paid to maintain Clinton's personal server in her Chappaqua home while she was secretary of state, previously pleaded the Fifth when Congress tried to question him last fall.

A spokesman for the Clinton campaign told the Washington Post they are "pleased" Pagliano is cooperating with the FBI.

FBI Director James Comey told a congressional hearing recently that he is "closely involved" in the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server, CBS News reported.

On Monday, the State Department released the 14th and final batch of emails from Clinton's private server, bringing the total to more than 52,000 including 2,100 that were censored or withheld completely for containing information now deemed classified.

The immunity deal was first reported by the Washington Post.

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