September 9, 2016

House Committee Looks To Determine Who Ordered Clinton’s Server Wiped

Did a computer specialist working on Hillary Clinton’s private email server break federal records laws? Why was that same computer specialist then given immunity by the Department of Justice? Those are the questions Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and the House Committee on Oversight will be investigating this coming week. The hearings are the result of new revelations that cast doubt on the Clinton’s story about why she wiped her server.

The New York Times reporting shows clearly that the Clintons’ private server was wiped even though a subpoena was issued ordering the preservation of records:

“A computer specialist who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails despite orders from Congress to preserve them was given immunity by the Justice Department during its investigation into her personal email account, according to a law enforcement official and others briefed on the investigation.”

Now the Clintons want the American people to believe that this computer specialist named Paul Combetta acted on his own. Yet already Combetta has been found to have changed his story:

“In Mr. Combetta’s first interview with the F.B.I. in February, he said he did not recall seeing the preservation order from the Benghazi committee, which Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer, Cheryl D. Mills, had sent to Platte River. But in his May interview, he said that at the time he made the deletions ‘he was aware of the existence of the preservation request and the fact that it meant he should not disturb Clinton’s email data’ on the Platte River server.”

The shadiness of these events has also drawn the attention of the Denver Post. In an editorial published yesterday, they criticized Clinton for pushing such a patently phony explanation:

“The latest controversy involving Hillary Clinton’s decision to run her State Department e-mail through private servers contains a hard-to-believe shocker that ought to give reasonable people pause. Her supporters will join her campaign in decrying a ‘conspiracy’ to spoil her presidential aspirations. But really, how can an objective observer not find problems with this latest story, which suggests a dark conspiracy indeed: An errant engineer decides on his own volition to delete e-mails from her private account after a congressional committee orders them preserved?”

Hopefully when Combetta appears before Chairman Chaffetz and his committee next week, he will explain exactly who told him to delete the emails. The American people deserve the truth on this vital issue.