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September 07, 2016

Hillary Clinton's People Knowingly Destroyed Emails They Knew Were Under Congressional and Legal Subpoena

This broke Friday, but so much broke Friday, I didn't take note of it. Megyn Kelly did a story on it last night.

Byron York wrote about it.

Jason Chaffetz is calling for an obstruction of justice investigation.

The story is thus: Hillary's emails were broadly under subpoena by Congress. The State Department agreed to provide them.

Hillary had -- and this is problematic in itself -- a policy of automatically deleting all emails older than 60 days. This was obviously a way to avoid the Official Records Act, which requires the permanent retention of all work related records.

But after the New York Times story about Hillary's illegal email system broke, an employee at Platte River realized he had not been deleting emails older than 60 days. In other words -- gasp! -- a lot of emails, much older than 60 days, had built up in Hillary's account, without being deleted.

That meant that these emails could and, by law, must be turned over to Congress, which is precisely what Hillary didn't want.

So what happened?

Cheryl Mills sent an email mentioning the subpeona to Platte River.

Then Hillary's lawyers, David Kendall and Cheryl Mills (who is not Hillary's lawyer, as she's paid by the government, not Hillary, but whom the FBI permits to masquerade as Hillary's lawyer) call Platte River about this.

To say what? We don't know. No one will talk -- they all assert either Fifth Amendment privilege and/or attorney client privilege.

Note, there should be no discussion; Congress requested these emails, and it doesn't matter if you meant to get rid of all the evidence against you. The evidence exists, whether that was your order or not, and must be turned over.

This was the "Oh shit" moment mentioned, when Platte River realized they had older emails that were now compelled to be disclosed.

Now, for reasons undisclosed, Platte River began deleting all these old emails -- which is illegal; they're under Congressional subpoena!!! -- to "fix their mistake," if I can use those words, and get rid of the emails Hillary wanted to have been deleted but which weren't deleted.

A couple of days later, Hillary's lawyers talk to Platte River again.

What did they talk about?

Did they ask "So, did you delete those emails like we told you?"

We don't know. Because Hillary claimed attorney-client privilege regarding communications between her lawyers and Platte River.

But we can guess: Absolutely, assuredly, Hillary's lawyers told them to wipe the servers, and were checking up to see if the deed had been done.

And that's when they started using BleachBit and shredding old computer discs. To make extra-sure.

All while the documents they were destroying were, they knew, under Congressional subpoena.

Although earlier news stories generally only mentioned the Kendall/Mills conference with Platte River after the deletions, people have had a closer look at the FBI's three-day weekend political dump and see now they spoke both before and after. See the timeline posted by Katie Pavilch, beginning March 25, 2015.

Platte River, Kelly said, also created a work-ticket for the account on the day of the deletions.

Platte River had no interest in defying a preservation order (an order issued by a court or other competent authority (like Congress) demanding that the target preserve all documents for later collection). Certainly they had no interest in destroying documents equal to the discouragement of prosecution by the FBI.

Only Clinton had an interest in seeing those documents destroyed.

And the FBI says "no grounds for prosecution"?

They conlcuded what about this episode? That... Platte River just was on the phone with Clinton's lawyers the days before and after the illegal deletions, and they assert a mix of Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and attorney client privilege, but it's... likely Platte River just decided to make themselves all prosecutable by the FBI for shits and giggles?

There's more, too. Apparently (this broke Friday, but I didn't get the details until now) one of Hillary's laptops, this one with the emails intact, was, allegedly, "lost in the mail."

I immediately had some questions, of course: Was this Hillary mailing it? Because, obviously, if someone wants evidence under their control to go missing and therefore not be produceble in answer to a subpoena, that person could always deliberately mis-label something to send it off to the wrong address or pull some other shit (including simply bribing a postal employee to lose a parcel) to make sure it's lost forever.

So, was this laptop full of federal evidence and federal records under Hilary's control when it was lost?

You betcha it was.

The FBI’s report traced the history of Clinton’s private server use, detailing ad hoc efforts to backup data and respond to requests for records. In one instance, after Clinton left office, someone created a personal Gmail account to move an archive of Clinton’s email on a laptop to a server run by Platte River Networks, a company Clinton had hired. The person then attempted to ship the laptop back to another person connected to Clinton.

According the FBI report, the laptop, which had not been wiped, got lost in transit. And the FBI would come to find on the Gmail account dozens of classified emails.

So, in order to comply with the Congressional subpeona, one Hillary Praetorian sends her laptop to another Hillary Praetorian and, gee willickers and whoops-a-daisy, it all gets lost in the mail.

Oh, darn!

Am I as suspiciously minded person, or does this strike anyone else as one of the most obvious Gee-We-Tried- But-We-Lost-That-Evidence-You-Wanted-But-Which-We-Didn't-Want-To-Give-You ploys in the world?

Lost in the mail? Between two Hillary confederates?

Here's an easy way this could be done:

1. "Accidentally" mislabel the address to be slightly off from the actual address. Say, the next house, or the house across the street.

2. Do not include "Recipient Signature Required" -- gee, that extra $2.35 is too expensive.

3. Have your compatriot now watch for the mailman to deliver it to the door of the wrong house.

4. When it comes to the wrong house (that person won't be at home, so it will be left on the doorstop or in the mailbox), just go across the street, get the parcel, and throw it in a river.

5. When people ask later, the guy sending it can say "Oh sure, oh no, I guess I put the wrong last digit on the address, whoops, my bad, no criminal intent!"

6. The person whose house it was delivered to will be obvious to all this skullduggery, so when it arrives, he or she can truthfully say, "I just never saw that package."

Look, I don't know if that's what happened, but that's the top of my head: I can think of a thousand different ways to make sure a parcel does not reach its alleged destination without trying.

After all: It just takes a little innocent glitch here or there.

Never mind the extreme ease of just calling someone in government to do a quick and dirty favor for Mrs. President Hillary Clinton.

Say, buddy, how would you like to be Postmaster General?

How about Ambassador to Tahiti?

I've talked to lawyers about this and they've told me: Of course all the documents under subpoena which suddenly disappear due to sudden mishap, force majeur, or acts of God were all due to the intentional hand of man.

No one gets that lucky.

Oh, one more thing: Hillary Clinton has already corrupted the FBI into her own personal pet Law Enforcement Agency. So let's make her president and see what damage she can do with actual power.

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posted by Ace at 01:18 PM

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