Hillary Clinton’s staff made sure that FOIA requests for her emails were rejected but they didn’t care what happened to her many devices once she was done with them. The laptop and thumb drive used to archive her emails were mailed and are missing. Worse yet, Hillary’s closest aides said her devices often went missing when she was done with them.
The emails on the laptop were archived by an assistant for her husband according to the FBI in their investigative report released Friday, during the FBI Labor Day dump.
Someone in the report told the agency that he deleted the emails but didn’t wipe the hard drive. Who knows about the thumb drive. It has since come out that it is likely a man named Justin Cooper who erased the emails and mailed the devices.
The emails are likely recoverable under these circumstances.
It hasn’t been seen since it was mailed.
The guardian reported that the thumb drive is also missing. They further elaborated on the missing computer and thumb drive.
It seems that former Clinton aide Monica Hanley forgot to give them to the Clinton staff (and of course they didn’t notice).
In early 2014, Hanley happened upon the laptop at her home and tried to transfer the email archive to an IT company, but it didn’t work out. The emails were then transferred to an unnamed person’s personal Gmail account but there were compatibility problems around Apple software and Microsoft.
The laptop was then erased and mailed and never received. Presumably the thumb drive was also mailed but who knows.
“Neither Hanley nor [redacted] could identify the current whereabouts of the archive laptop or thumb drive containing the archive, and the FBI does not have either item in its possession.”
There were 13 mobile devices used while she was secretary. Two were smashed with hammers by aides and who knows where the others are.
Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and Hanley “indicated the whereabouts of Clinton’s devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device”, the documents state.
It was an accident… I swear! pic.twitter.com/vBHXeq8MZd
— Crooked Hillary (@CR00KEDhillary) September 4, 2016
She is often confused.