Republicans enjoyed a brief moment of climax several days ago when news broke that Bryan Pagliano, the man responsible for administrating Hillary Clinton's email server, agreed to cooperate with the investigation of the email account in exchange for immunity.
Republicans thought the smoking gun and evidence of -- something -- was finally going to be revealed, but what Pagliano revealed was not quite what they expected.
Mister Pagliano delivered security logs to the FBI that show the email server was never hacked or compromised.
The security logs bolster Mrs. Clinton’s assertion that her use of a personal email account to conduct State Department business while she was the secretary of state did not put American secrets into the hands of hackers or foreign governments. [...]
Mr. Pagliano told the agents that nothing in his security logs suggested that any intrusion occurred. Security logs keep track of, among other things, who accessed the network and when.
I'm sure for a certain group of people Pagliano's demand for limited immunity is itself evidence of something, but I don't see it that way.
I see it as a preemptive defense against any spurious claims Republicans in Congress and in the media throw at him. One can't be too careful when dealing with the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Email Account.
Republicans in Congress have the spent the last 6 years trying as hard as they can to find someone, anyone, to charge with a crime.