Hillary Clinton’s Server Was Not Wiped

Hillary Clinton’s Server Was Not Wiped

Hillary Clinton’s Server Was Not Wiped

Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness continues to nose dive due to the evolving email scandal surrounding her server. Now it appears that while she no doubt felt secure enough to joke about her server being wiped as she did in Las Vegas last month (“Like what, with a cloth?”), the tech company that managed her server now says that it has “no knowledge of the server being wiped.”

For months now, Clinton and her advisers have insisted that she deleted her personal correspondence from her time as Secretary of State — some 31,000 emails in total. Nope, gone, nothing to see here — and anyway, they were just emails about mundane things like Chelsea’s wedding and yoga poses.


However, while it’s easy to delete emails, it’s quite another issue to wipe them from a server. While deletion may make it appear that such data no longer exists in a particular spot on the computer or device, the data may still remain. Typically the process of ‘wiping’ data from a computer or device involves overwriting the data with gibberish, often several times. Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonpartisan group that advocates Internet privacy, maintains that there’s a “night and day” difference between deleting and wiping. “Wiping is designed to make the material that was underneath not recoverable. That’s the whole point. The probability of recovering material is very, very much higher if you haven’t wiped it,” he added.

Platte River Networks, the Denver-based company that has managed Clinton’s system since 2013, has now stated that the wiping process didn’t occur.


Company spokesman Andy Boian told the Washington Post, “Platte River has no knowledge of the server being wiped. All the information we have is that the server wasn’t wiped.”

A Clinton campaign spokesman declined to comment to the Post.

Clinton and her camp have altered their comments on Servergate over the past months. Her desperation to explain herself away is increasing.

But hold on — if there’s one thing in which Bill and Hillary Clinton are adept, it’s the ability to weasel their way out of sticky legal situations through their spiderweb of connections.

Remember the above-mentioned Platte River Networks spokesman Andy Boian? He represents Platte River through his public relations firm Dovetail Solutions, which also employs top Clinton operative David Goodfriend. Goodfriend is a major Washington cyber security lobbyist as well as a friend of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

William Jacobson, Professor of Law at Cornell University who maintains the weblog Legal Insurrection, also makes the point that this may all come to naught. “Now that the FBI has the original server, and Platte River is cooperating, I’m guessing the emails will be recovered, and Clinton World will go to Plan B, say they never said they “wiped” the server, so there, she did nothing wrong,” he wrote.

I’m not counting on seeing Hillary convicted of felony for using personal email at the State Department. Like the snake she is, she will somehow manage to slither out of any culpability for her actions. But her shiftiness just might raise some red flags among independent voters, should she achieve the Democratic party nomination for president.


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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Appalled By The World says:

    Hopefully there will be a treasure trove of incriminating stuff in there for us to see. Maybe then this miserable creature can be fitted for a nice striped suit at ye olde gaol. Perhaps there she can commune with the spirit of Yoda, er, Eleanor Roosevelt, for comfort in her old age.

  • Xavier says:

    These people are masters of the misleading phrase; the followup will be, “But her hard drive was replaced.”

    Prediction: no charges in return for dropping out – the Dems know she can’t win against T. Rump or probably any GOPe.
    Hello, Joe.

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