Redditors may have broken a massive story, as they have dug up evidence indicating that Clinton’s IT specialist, Paul Combetta, may have solicited advice from Reddit on how to delete evidence from the candidate’s private email server.
Just two weeks after the New York Times revealed Clinton’s use of a private server, her subpoenaed email archive was wiped using Bleachbit by Combetta.
Combetta, of Platte River Networks, the company in charge of Hillary Clinton’s home server, used email@example.com as his public email address in 2014. It also leads to an Etsy account registered to a person with the same name.
An investigation into Combetta by Reddit sleuths found that a user going by “Stonetear” had been seeking help on how to purge emails for a “VERY VIP” individual, with extremely eyebrow raising timing.
Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?
The day before this post appeared on Reddit, the State Department agreed to produce records to the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
On December 10, 2014, Stonetear once again took to Reddit seeking advice on cleaning out emails. The post read:
“Hello- I have a client who wants to push out a 60 day email retention policy for certain users. However, they also want these users to have a ‘Save Folder’ in their Exchange folder list where the users can drop items that they want to hang onto longer than the 60 day window.
All email in any other folder in the mailbox should purge anything older than 60 days (should not apply to calendar or contact items of course). How would I go about this? Some combination of retention and managed folder policy?”
According to the recently released FBI report, Clinton attorney Cheryl Mills had requested during the same month that the policy for email retention be shortened to 60 days.
The FBI report says, Mills “instructed [redacted] to modify the email retention policy on Clinton’s clintonemail.com e-mail account” but that “according to [redacted] he did not make these changes to Clinton’s clintonemail.com account until March 2015,” US News reported.
Last week, Combetta appeared before the House committee investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, but invoked his constitutional right and refused to testify. He was previously granted immunity after making a deal with the Justice Department.
According to the recently released FBI report on Hillary’s server investigation, the FBI found evidence that Hillary’s crooked aide and lawyer Cheryl Mills destroyed evidence and committed obstruction of justice. Despite the evidence, the FBI has done absolutely nothing.
In an interview with the New York Post, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton said the FBI saw massive document destruction and intent to withhold material evidence by Cheryl Mills, but did nothing and ignored the evidence and even let Mills sit in on Hillary’s interview as one of Hillary’s lawyers. Mills ultimately decided which emails of Hillary’s were “personal” and which were “work-related.”
“It’s absolutely outrageous, the FBI saw massive document destruction and clear intent to withhold material evidence,” he added, “and they just ignored that obstruction, and even let her sit in on the interview. The FBI invited Mills to attend Hillary’s interview at FBI headquarters as one of her lawyers. – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
Fitton also brought up the Clinton Foundation pay-to-play scandal at the State Department –
“The whole thing was designed to keep Clinton Foundation emails away from investigators,” – Fitton said.
The fix was in for Hillary’s email investigation, as her top aide Cheryl Mills was involved in the whole email scandal fiasco by helping Hillary delete emails was also allowed to sit it as her interview as one of her lawyers – something that should have been seen as a major conflict of interest to the case by the DOJ. Instead the DOJ protected Mills and others from being prosecuted or even questioned.
Mills’s also has claimed she was unaware of the nature of Clinton’s email setup during Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State despite documents showing that Mills was deeply involved as chief of staff in resolving questions regarding Clinton’s email use. So Cheryl Mills not only committed obstruction of justice but she lied to the FBI to protect her boss Hillary Clinton and the FBI did nothing.
Federal criminal law states 18 U.S.C. 207(a) makes it a crime for any former government employee to communicate with the government on certain matters “in which the person participated personally and substantially while in government.”
In the July interview with the FBI, Hillary Clinton told investigators that she could not remember having “any briefing or training” on how to handle classified material — and thought that the “C” (for classified) markings were just there to put paragraphs in alphabetical order.
In the heavily redacted interview summary released by the FBI on Friday, Clinton embarrassingly claimed that she had no idea what the (C) markings meant at the start of paragraphs that were meant to be classified.
“When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph … Clinton stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” the FBI wrote.
“Clinton identified a ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ header and footer (inserted into the document by the FBI prior to the interview) and asked if the (C) related to the ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ header and footer. Clinton did not believe the content of the email was classified and questioned the classification determination,” the document continues.
When asked by the FBI about her knowledge regarding top secret, secret, and confidential classification levels of USG information, Clinton responded that she “did not pay attention to the level of classification and took all classified information seriously.”
Clinton’s personal server was found to have more than 2,000 emails containing classified material — the server which she kept for “convenience” — conveniently allowing her to circumvent avoid Freedom of Information Acts and criminal investigations.
“These documents demonstrate Hillary Clinton’s reckless and downright dangerous handling of classified information during her tenure as secretary of state. They also cast further doubt on the Justice Department’s decision to avoid prosecuting what is a clear violation of the law,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.
The notes also state than an individual conveniently deleted Clinton’s email “archive mailbox” using BleachBit in late March, 2015 — three weeks after the House comittee investigating Benghazi asked that all emails be preserved, and subpoenaed any relating to the attack.
“In a follow-up FBI interview on May 3, 2016, —- indicated he believed he had an ‘oh sh-t’ moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015 deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the PRN server and used BleachBit to delete the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton’s e-mails,” the FBI notes said.
The package of documents truly highlight the incompetence of Clinton and her reckless, carelessness, when handling state secrets.
Twitter had a field day on Friday, taking #ClintonsMemory to the top of the trending list after FBI notes revealed that the Democratic candidate stated that she could not “recall” or “remember” at least 39 times during their interview in July.
Speaking to investigators, Clinton claimed that she could not remember having “any briefing or training” on how to handle classified material — and thought that the “C” (for classified) markings were just there to put paragraphs in alphabetical order.
During the interview, Hillary Clinton has blamed the concussion she sustained in 2012 for not being able to remember if she had been briefed on the handling of classified emails — bringing hashtags #HillarysHealth and #ClintonsMemory full circle.
“Clinton said she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from [the] State [Department] during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in 2013.
“However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot [in her head]. Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received,” the report said.
Both hashtags were started by popular author and journalist Mike Cernovich, who has amassed tremendous influence during this election season.
Hillary’s had a rough few months scandal after scandal after scandal with many now catching steam and the Clinton foundation being investigated by the FBI for pay to play deals. Now today the FBI Releases Clinton Investigation Documents, pertaining to it’s investigation of the Hillary’s private server and it’s findings aren’t good news for Hillary.
Friday, the FBI released 58 pages of notes on it’s investigation of Hillary Clinton and her private closet server that seem to indicate she was guilty so why then did the FBI let Hillary walk?]
FBI Director, James Comey said in July, that he did not recommend charging Clinton with willfully mishandling classified information and no reasonable prosecutor would try to pursue the case but I am not a prosecutor and i can see that they have enough evidence to indict her on exactly that severe negligence, obstruction and more.
FBI agents said they recovered 17,448 “unique work-related and personal” emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server that she did not provide when she was court ordered to do so.
So let me get this straight they have proof that she committed obstruction of justice but she wasn’t charged? In addition to another charge of obstruction Hillary’s server was wiped with computer software bleachbit weeks after The New York Times published a story reporting her use of a private email server while secretary of State, according to notes from the FBI’s own investigation.
This is crazy. 3 weeks after NYT publish Clinton email server story, there was a big wipe of her emails conducted pic.twitter.com/tlO0KJWYgz
The summary of the FBI’s interview with Hillary is the most complete record of the conversation that we will get, which was neither on the record nor recorded, in accordance with FBI’s own policy. South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy has even expressed that the FBI barely probed Hillary’s intent with her server.
The state department was even warned about using a private server with unauthorized cell phones the FBI said in the released document. Additionally it was revealed that one of Clinton’s IT aides enabled the Remote Desktop Protocol on the server, despite known vulnerabilities of the protocol which could have been exploited and allowed hackers access to her server.
“In 2011, a notice to all State employees was sent on Clinton’s behalf, which recommended employees avoid conducting State business from personal e-mail accounts due to information security concerns. Clinton stated she did not recall this specific notice, and she did not recall receiving any guidance from State regarding email policies.” ~FBI document on Hillary’s server investigation.
Trump’s campaign spokesman Jason Miller has responded saying that the FBI interview further reinforces the display of Hillary’s bad judgement and dishonesty.
“Hillary Clinton is applying for a job that begins each day with a Top Secret intelligence briefing, and the notes from her FBI interview reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty, Clinton’s reckless conduct and dishonest attempts to avoid accountability show she cannot be trusted with the presidency and its chief obligation as commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces,” ~Trump Spokesman Jason Miller, said.