Scrubbed server, held hostage for months, to be released

From:,  by Jazz Shaw,  on Aug 12, 2015,  see the article HERE.

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Watching Hillary’s “chock full o’ evidence” hard drive being eaten by the metal shredder

Allahpundit reported last night that the feds have the emails, but now they apparently have – or will shortly have – the server. Clinton’s team of lawyers wants everyone to know that this is all one big misunderstanding and this move of ultimate transparency will doubtless clear up the questions that all of you suspicious folks have been raising. And “if there are more questionsthey will address them as well. (Washington Post)

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s attorney has agreed to provide the FBI with the private server that housed her e-mail during her four years as secretary of state, Clinton’s presidential campaign said Tuesday.

Her attorney also has agreed to give agents a thumb drive containing copies of thousands of e-mails that Clinton had previously turned over to the State Department…

Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, said Tuesday night that Clinton is cooperating with the FBI probe. He declined to say whether the FBI ordered that she turn over the devices and when her attorney, David Kendall, had done so.

If Clinton’s spokesman is declining to say whether or not the FBI ordered the delivery you can bet that’s what happened. If she had just decided to do it in the name of transparency we’d already have seen her out in front of a camera crowing about how she was going above and beyond the call of duty to satisfy the needs of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Of course, given how much deference is shown to Clinton at every level, it may have been more of a case of, “would you like the chance to turn this over voluntarily so we don’t have to bring in a warrant?”

It’s sounding more and more like the feds are simply unable to ignore the growing avalanche of evidence that everything Hillary Clinton said about her email situation from the beginning was a flat out lie. (USA Today)

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told CBS News Tuesday that two of the emails Clinton gave to the State Department were designated as “Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information,” one of the government’s most sensitive classifications.

Those two emails were among four that the inspector general for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed as containing classified material, out of the 30,000 emails Clinton handed over to the State Department for review.

The inspector general said Clinton had “potentially hundreds of classified emails” among those she handed over.

I don’t want to sound like too much of a Debby Downer at this point, but I’ll borrow a rather famous quote from the former Secretary of State herself. What difference at this point does it make? That server was sitting safely in the depths of Mordor for more than four years, and even after it became obvious that it was time to start hiding the bodies, there have been additional months on end for a set of geeks to be working it over like a Gitmo detainee. She admitted to “erasing” tens of thousands of emails, but simply hitting the delete key was obviously not all that happened. As Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection points out, there was a whole lot of scrubbing going on. And yet, he sees possible signs of hope.

The server has been wiped clean, according to Hillary’s lawyers. But that may not be the last word on it. The feds are extremely good at overcoming all but the most sophisticated wipes. The inspection also may reveal the timeline when the document destruction took place.

I suppose that’s possible. What’s to be found – assuming a vigorous search is going to take place and the results are ever made public – could run the range from zip to… something. Perhaps fragments of the deleted emails still exist, assuming that drives have not been entirely replaced with the originals destroyed. Even if you can’t reconstruct the original data, can you establish a timeline for when things were erased and how vigorous the cleaning process was? I’m not deep enough in the geek weeds to say. But I still maintain that so much time has gone by that the results will be suspect at best. This is like an episode of The Sopranos where the cops show up at Tony’s sister’s house to look for the body after the boys have had six months to soak the bathroom down in Clorox and drop the trash bags in the ocean.


C’mon now people, does ANYONE believe that there is still any retrievable information on that server? When ordered to destroy all of the information residing on the server, any IT professional worth his/her salt would have 1) changed out the hard drive for a new (empty) one and 2) watched the old one that previously held all of the evidence of Hillary’s malfeasance being ground into molecules by a metal shredder. No one, not even Saint Binary (the patron saint of computers) could wrest any usable data from a newly formatted virgin hard drive.

Hillary’s rogue server should have been seized IMMEDIATELY when we learned that she had one. Only gullible Hillary supporters could believe that there is anything at all left on the server that she’ll “voluntarily” turn over to the authorities. Everyone is acting like Hillary’s IT guy just deleted the files and went no further (leaving actual data still retrievable), but everybody knows that – it’s not a secret. So, the chances of finding anything short of Angry Birds or “inappropriate” images of Huma on the server is nil.




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6 Responses to Scrubbed server, held hostage for months, to be released

  1. Uriel says:

    We all know this server is a decoy now. Designed to put paid to Hillary’s spanking from O and her bosses. But that does not say whether Every server she used is being turned over. The hackers have said they could identify more servers possibly ones Bill and Chelsea have. Also. How about the servers or computers used by her aides? I have no doubt those are out there too. Have they been grabbed and analyzed? If everyone she corresponded with were also added, and requested I am sure a lot more would be indicted for the same problem. In other words it will never happen and Hillary will go on with THE PLAN.

  2. Kathy says:

    Judge Nap said this morning that the FBI has had her server for a week despite the fact that Hillary’s people just announced it yesterday. How he knows, I haven’t a clue.

    He also seems to think that the guys in the FBI and Justice Dept. will do their job without bringing politics into it. That statement makes me doubt his credibility. Knowing who’s in charge of the DOJ changes everything.

    Regardless, anyone with half a brain knows that thing has been scrubbed clean or replaced.

  3. Grouchy says:

    Hillary is already “tag-teaming” Cheryl Mills, so this could all get interesting. But she’s had how long??? A year and more???
    Will be nothing found on HER server, but those of her correspondents????
    This whole thing is straight out of Keystone Kops.

  4. The only way the FBI can’t retrieve the documents is if Hillary had the drives have been replaced with new ones.

    If they are not replaced then the FBI can retrieve the info on it. It’s impossible to wipe and old drive completely in today’s technology world.

    I’m betting she had them replaced but if anyone is smart enough in the FBI, they will be able to know the drives are new.

    The sorry part about this whole thing is she will never be prosecuted.

  5. Hardnox says:

    I am totally disgusted with this whole thing. She must have some really bad shit on Barry.

  6. Buck says:

    That server is probably at the bottom of the Marianas Trench by now.