When asked about wiping her server clean Hillary Clinton joked, something like “What, with a cloth?” As if she didn’t know exactly what it means to wipe a system clean of emails and other documents you don’t want anyone to be able to access. And now comes the news that the program she used to clean up her server was pretty darned thorough and sophisticated.
Hillary Clinton’s team of aides and lawyers deleted emails from her private server using a software program intended to “prevent recovery” and hide traces of deleted files.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed the information during an interview on Thursday on Fox News. Citing notes that FBI investigators took during their probe of Clinton’s private email server, Gowdy said that Clinton’s team used open source software called BleachBit to remove tens of thousands of emails from her server.
Gowdy said that the use of the program undermines Clinton’s claims that the emails she withheld from the State Department were innocuous. The former secretary of state has frequently said that the 30,000-plus emails she decided not to give the State Department in Dec. 2014 were about yoga routines and her daughter’s wedding plans. (Read More)
How many emails have you sent about family weddings, recipes, fitness classes and other mundane things would you feel the need to delete forever? I can’t think of any time I’ve sent an email that I would feel the need to permanently delete. If anything, those sorts of emails coming out would only humanize an old shrill socialist.
Hot Air has more on how these programs work if you are unfamiliar with how computers store old deleted files.
But never mind. Her supporters don’t care, kind of like how Donald Trump’s supporters don’t care if he changes positions, has white supremacists on his staff, or anything else. People have picked their teams and they’re sticking with them come hell or high water. Our country is pretty much screwed unless a third party candidate pulls off a miracle.