Thursday, September 15, 2016

Well, damn, you wiped stuff even after you knew of the court order

saying "Do not do that", and you're worried if you're in trouble?

Damn right you are.
In March of 2015, Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton deleted Clinton's archives even though they were aware of a court order and a congressional subpoena to preserve the records.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday released an email dated August 19, 2015, that was sent between Platte River Networks employees. The email expressed deep concern over the destruction of the records.

Republican Congressman Jim Jordan pulled up the email during the hearing and said it was from either Combetta or Thornton.

The email expressed a keen desire for documentation of Clinton's deletion requests and a sense that maybe they had bitten off more than they could chew when they won the contract to manage Clinton's server.

“Wondering how we can sneak an email in now after the fact asking them when they told us to cut the backups and have them confirm it for our records. Starting to think this whole thing is really covering up a lot of shaddy (sic) sh*t," the worried employee wrote.
Somehow I don't think "Yes, we knew about the order and subpoena, but see!  they told us to do it!" will be much of a defense.  You idiots.


genericviews said...

I'm shocked they didn't swap out the drives with brand new ones. Wiping is too dependent on understanding and trusting the technology of how hard drives work and hackers are always better at it than network administrators.

The best "wipe" is total replacement and destruction of the old media.

Firehand said...

May have thought "Comes to it, we might be able to say something about wiping these, but what the hell could we say if we do this? "Hey, we didn't WIPE anything, we replaced the drives and destroyed the old ones!"

Anonymous said...

Not that hard at all. Ask hillary. The best excuse is no excuse at all. Fbi asked for a server. They got a server. It had nothing on it. No one knows why. Total mystery. No evidence. Case closed.