(NEWSER)The Washington Post today sheds a little more light on how Hillary Clinton's infamous email operation worked while she was at the State Department.As you might expect, the word "unusual" is involved.

It turns out that the Clintons paid a department staffer out of their own pocket to maintain the server, in addition to his official State Department duties. A Clinton campaign official depicts this is a good thing because it "ensured that taxpayer dollars were not spent on a private server that was shared by Clinton, her husband and their daughter as well as aides to the former president," in the words of the newspaper.

The staffer, Bryan Pagliano, also got $5,000 from the Clintons to set up the server, but that was before he joined the State Department. He had previously worked as Clinton's IT chief during her 2008 run for president.

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