October 7, 2015

Employees Managing Clinton’s Emails Worried About A Cover Up

Yesterday, the FBI expanded its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server to yet another company that expressed concerns about Clinton’s private email use, adding to the “drip, drip, drip” of information about Clinton’s server. According to a letter from Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Datto Inc., a Connecticut company, was hired to make backups of Clinton’s email accounts starting in May 2013. Datto employees expressed concerns about their work with some even speculating about a cover-up:

In one exchange, a Platte River employee working on the Clinton account discusses with a colleague whether there was a written record of a “directive to cut the backup.”

The context is not clear, but it suggests there was growing anxiety over how the system was managed and who would be held responsible. At about the time of that exchange, Platte River had been in discussions with Datto about the length of time Clinton e-mail data was preserved and whether copies were saved, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

“If we had that email we are golden,” the employee wrote.

“Starting to think this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy [sic] shit,” the employee wrote.

Employees of Platte River Networks, a Denver-based company hired to manage Clinton’s private server after she left the State Department, realized just a few weeks ago that Clinton’s server was syncing with an “offsite Datto server.” Shortly after Platte River confirmed the work with Datto, one Platte River employee acknowledged, “This is a problem.”