Jokes about wiping her tracks with a cloth aside, Hillary Clinton might not have gotten rid of those 30,000-plus missing emails after all.
Richard Nixon had to resign because of a few minutes of missing tape. During her email scandal, Clinton has been criticized for her claims to have deleted thousands of emails she insists were just personal from her private email server.
The problem is the way her system was set up, she made use of a private company called Platte River in Denver to manage her emails.
While Clinton has turned over thousands of emails, and the FBI has confiscated a purported server, multiple sources had said they thought the server had been wiped.
In particular, Clinton and her attorneys at the beginning of the email scandal had gone through her files and deleted the 31,000 emails in question, seemingly burying hopes of getting to the bottom of her possibly illegal activities as secretary of state.
The company that actually managed the server, however, told the Washington Post this week that the server wasn’t wiped. “Platte River has no knowledge of the server being wiped,” company spokesman Andy Boian said. “All the information we have is that the server wasn’t wiped.”
You can bet that the moment that article came out there was scrambling in congressional offices like a pack of hungry chihuahuas on a freshly waxed kitchen floor when they hear a can of dog food being opened.
The emails officials already have in their possession have yielded several classified documents, according to multiple sources.
Imagine what might be lurking in the thousands of emails she didn’t want anyone else to see?
It’s an assumption that they weren’t just “personal” emails as Hillary claims, but given her history of flouting the law, it’s a pretty solid speculation.
We may see Hillary in handcuffs yet.