Hillary's email fiasco is a billion-piece puzzle. We all know this; she had a private email server she shouldn’t have used per the 2009 National Archives and Recordkeeping Administration guidelines; the emails weren’t being properly saved by the State Department; they had classified information sent through her private email system even though she said that she did no such thing; there’s the allegation that Clinton’s inner-circle might have removed some of the classification markers; and she paid a State Department staffer with her own money to set up the server and maintain it after it was operational. Oh, and that staffer, Bryan Pagliano, was subpoenaed in August, where he plead the fifth before the House Select Committee on Benghazi last month.
Now, there’s this nugget. There was another firm based in Connecticut, Datto, Inc., which stored Hillary’s emails on a private cloud storage that have some wondering if all 31,000 personal emails Clinton said she destroyed were actually preserved. When Hillary was exiting the Obama administration in her capacity as Secretary of State, she was looking to upgrade her system and find someone else to maintain her server after Pagliano, which leads us to the Colorado-based Platte River Networks, according to The Washington Post.
McClatchy reported yesterday that Platte set up a 60-day retention policy in which any emails with incremental changes “were made in at least 60 days prior would be deleted.” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, wrote a letter to Datto asking that they turnover the backup drives to the FBI; they agreed to do that.
Several weeks ago, Platte River employees discovered that her private server was syncing with an offsite Datto server, he said.
When Datto acknowledged that was the case, a Platte River employee replied in an email: “This is a problem.”
Upon that discovery, Platte River “directed Datto to not delete the saved data and worked with Datto to find a way to move the saved information . . . back to Secretary Clinton’s private server.”
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 a Platte River employee voiced suspicions about a cover-up and sought to protect the company. “If we have it in writing that they told us to cut the backups,” the employee wrote, “and that we can go public with our statement saying we have had backups since day one, then we were told to trim to 30 days, it would make us look a WHOLE LOT better,” according to the email cited by Johnson.
On that latter part, in Johnson's letter, it included requests from Platte River to Datto in 2014 and 2014 “to reduce the amount of her emails it was backing up. These communications led a Platte River employee to air suspicions that ‘this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy (sic) s**t.’” The article also mentioned that State is asking the former first lady if she indeed turned over all of her business-related emails.
Clinton surrendered her private emails server to the Justice Department in August, where they were able to find some of her personal emails she deleted–along with discovering that there was at least one attempt to wipe the server clean. This is also around the same time when Hillary’s emails flagged for having sensitive material soared to over 300.
This scandal has engulfed the Clinton campaign, where her supposed top-notch team thought this scandal would go away. Yeah, that was a gross miscalculation. Her poll numbers have sunk, with “dishonest," "liar," "untrustworthy" and "fake” becoming the top words associated with Clinton when you bring up the former first lady. Oh, and while we’re discussing classified information, Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department, forwarded two emails that were classified to the Clinton Foundation–which the media hasn’t even touched upon yet.