Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Redditors think they've found Clinton email smoking gun

The walls are closing in on Hillary Clinton.

From LawNewz:
A group of redditors is convinced they’ve found a smoking gun in the Clinton email saga. They believe they’ve discovered posts from an IT specialist who was looking for advice on how to delete and remove content of "VERY VIP" emails. The dates of the post correspond very closely to revelations about the Clinton private email server. If true, the posts could provide more information into how and why emails ended up getting deleted from Clinton’s private email server. The redditors have already gotten the attention of the House Oversight Committee, which confirmed they are now looking into the matter.

The redditors believe the questionable posts came from IT specialist Paul Combetta who worked for Platte River Networks. The Colorado-based company was contracted by the Clintons to administer their private server. Combetta, who was believed to have deleted Clinton emails from the server, was granted immunity by the U.S Department of Justice during their investigation of the private server.

Researchers on Reddit believe Combetta posted to Reddit under the username ‘stonetear.’ Here is one of his posts from July 23, 2014:
Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?


OldSouth said...

I am old enough to remember the infamous 17 1/2 minute gap in the Nixon Oval Office tape that was one of the final nails in the coffin of his career. I remember as a high-schooler being shocked and maddened at the behavior.

This just pales compared to that. And, to boot, Hillary was on the Senate staff investigating the Watergate matter. It isn't like she didn't see first-hand what happens to leaders who engage in this blatant misconduct.

I have a private theory--there were two staffers on the Ervin Committee, Hillary Clinton and Fred Thompson. Fred emerged from the experience determined to do what he could to never see this sort of thing happen again, and his career bore that out. May he rest in peace.

Hillary was taking notes on how to get away with this behavior--and here we are in 2016, with a terrible mess on our hands.

If the Reddit story is true, that young man did well to plead the 5th amendment. It also removes any doubt, due to timeline, about Hillary's intent to destroy evidence. The mildest consequence should be disbarment, so she can join Bill on that score. The real-world outcomes are hard to fathom, especially if she wins the election.

May the Almighty have mercy upon us all, not just here, but the entire world.

Holding My Nose said...

Illary is like a cockroach. She will scurry to saftey when the light of truth shines on her.