In a stunning new report from Chuck Grassley, it seems Hillary’s email shenanigans were worse than we thought.
The GOP, thankfully, is still trying to get to the bottom of what happened and what Chuck and Ron Johnson just uncovered will not make anyone feel good about this case and how it was handled or resolved.
They just found out all but four of Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails were transferred to a mysterious Gmail account – [email protected]
In this newly released testimony, we see that the guy who bleached Hillary’s email was responsible for the odd move.
Now, he says it was to transfer them off an old laptop and he used Gmail as an intermediary host before transferring them to secure server but IT professionals would not do that.
Furthermore, Gmails are openly read by google so they target you with ads – or at least by their algorithm – so this is not normal.
From The Daily caller:
The FBI says that the suspicious Gmail address was set up by an IT aide, Paul Combetta, who worked for a company that managed Clinton’s server.
Combetta is the same IT aide who used BleachBit to permanently erase copies of Clinton’s emails after they were subpoenaed by the House, misled the FBI about it, and was given immunity from prosecution, all while asking for basic computing advice on Reddit.
Combetta refused to cooperate with the Department of Justice Inspector General and with the authors of the Senate report about his use of the cryptic email address. He previously pleaded the Fifth before Congress in September 2016 about his deletion of emails.
But his lawyer told the DOJ IG that Combetta simply “made-up” the name Carter Heavy Industries, the report said.
He created it in 2012, before Clinton hired Platte River Networks. He told Strzok that in 2014, Clinton aide Monica Hanley mailed him an old laptop containing Clinton’s emails from 2010.
After moving the emails to her new server, he was supposed to wipe the laptop and then mail it back to Hanley, but there is no evidence that he did, according to the DOJ IG, suggesting that a laptop containing Clinton’s emails may be unaccounted for.
Combetta told the FBI that he forwarded all the emails to the Carter Heavy Industries address as an intermediary step in moving the files from the laptop to the server, according to the Senate report.
Platte River Networks did not respond to the DCNF’s questions about why he would take this unusual move, and it is unclear why he would use a cryptically named account or why he uploaded Clinton’s emails to a cheap and widely used email service while paying for a custom server.
Perhaps related, Combetta frequently posted to the website Reddit, asking how to perform basic computer tasks, most infamously posting that he needed to erase details for a “VERY VIP” client.
In short, Clinton’s emails had been uploaded to Gmail and her server still appeared to fall short of even basic IT practices for a small business, even after she hired a professional company and moved it out of a basement.
Read Chuck’s report here.