Clinton Holds Star-Studded Concert On Same Night As New Developments in FBI Server Investigation


Bad optics?

Hillary Clinton held a star-studded fundraiser concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on the same night the aide who set up her private server was granted immunity by the Justice Department as part of its federal investigation.

The sold out “Hillary Victory Fund: I’m With Her” concert featured performances from pop icons like Elton John and Katy Perry. Other stars in attendance spoke on topics like women’s rights and gun control.

“This is a very important year for America, and [Clinton] is the only hope you have,” John said.

The Washington Free Beacon previously reported Perry’s company was paid nearly $70,000 by the Clinton campaign for “event production” a few months after Perry headlined an Iowa rally in October.

Late Wednesday evening, the Washington Post reported the Justice Department has granted immunity to Bryan Pagliano, who set up Clinton’s personal server, for his cooperation in the investigation.

Pagliano has previoulsy pleaded the fifth and refused to answer any questions.

The Clinton campaign has spun the FBI investigation as a good thing and in a statement said that this would help make the situation disappear. Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said that the campaign was “pleased” that Pagliano was now speaking to investigators.

The FBI hopes to close its investigation within the coming months, and agents are likely to interview Clinton and her aides about her decision to set up the homebrewed server.

FBI Director James Comey told a House committee that he was “personally involved” in the ongoing investigation but did not give a deadline on when he hopes the investigation will conclude.

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Alyssa Canobbio is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at

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