Big developments today in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. According to emails uncovered by congressional investigators, the IT firm contracted to maintain Hillary Clinton’s secret email server became concerned about being roped into a “cover up” when they were asked to reduce email data AFTER the State Department requested Clinton’s correspondence.
Additionally, her deleted emails may still be recoverable as a SECOND company was involved in backing up the server. McClatchy reports on the new disclosures from a letter sent by Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (emphasis added):
The letter also recounts a series of events that led an employee of Colorado-based Platte River Networks to air suspicions in an email as to whether “this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy shit,” according to an excerpt of an email cited by Johnson, who is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee …
The letter also noted that Platte River employees were directed to reduce the amount of email data being stored with each backup. Late this summer, Johnson wrote, a Platte River employee took note of this change and inquired whether the company could search its archives for an email from Clinton Executive Service Corp. directing such a reduction in October or November 2014 and then again around February, advising Platte River to save only emails sent during the most recent 30 days. Those reductions would have occurred after the State Department requested that Clinton turn over her emails. It was here that the Platte River employee voiced suspicions about a cover-up and sought to protect the company …
A spokesman for Clinton’s campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Read the full report here.
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