Well, this news should have Lady Macbeth shrieking: the company she hired to store the unsecure server she kept in basement at Chappaqua (and on which she kept Top Secret information) may have made a backup before wiping and storing it.
Platte River Networks, the Denver-based cybersecurity firm Hillary Clinton hired in 2013 to maintain her old email server, says it is “highly likely” a full backup of the device was made and that the thousands of emails Clinton deleted may still exist, ABC News is reporting.
On Wednesday, Platte River gave the FBI the server Clinton used as secretary of state. The Democratic presidential candidate had stated numerous times prior to that that she would not relinquish control of the server to a third party.
But the FBI became interested in the hardware after the revelation that the Intelligent Community inspector general had determined that two emails that traversed the server contained “top secret” information. While Clinton is not believed to have sent the emails in question, the finding undermines her claims at the onset of the email scandal in March that no classified information ever landed on her server.
Platte River has said that it is cooperating with the FBI and that it is not the target of any investigation.
The company did not respond to requests for additional comment Sunday.
The details about how Clinton’s server was handled and how the data from it was transferred have remained unclear.
That could be quite dangerous for Her Majesty’s campaign, which was already creaking and popping leaks like an old rusty tramp steamer. There’s been endless speculation about what’s in those emails, ranging from criminally mishandled state secrets (which we already know is true), to evidence of exchanging favorable decisions by Hillary as Secretary of State in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation (quite likely), to evidence of her aides’ corruption, to embarrassing proof of how incompetent Hillary was at State. Or all of the above.
No wonder she was inquiring about books on securely deleting emails.
And too bad (1) Platte River may have made them useless.