September 14, 2015

DOJ: It Was Totally Fine for Hillary to Delete Emails

It got a lot easier for State to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email habits.

It got a lot easier for the State Department to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email habits, though it appears investigators won’t take advantage. The company that managed Clinton’s private email server from 2013 to the present, Platte River Networks, says the emails Clinton deleted may be recoverable because Hillary’s server wasn’t actually wiped. It’s the difference between deleting — or telling the computer it can write over data (in this case Clinton’s emails) with new information — and writing over the data with gibberish. Now, the question before the State Department is whether or not the government should comb through the emails. At least two Justice Department lawyers think not. Lawyers Benjamin Mizer and Elizabeth Shapiro submitted a brief last week arguing it’s okay for officials to decide what is private and what is public. So it was acceptable to the Obama Justice Department that Hillary deleted 30,000 emails about weddings, yoga class and possibly classified information. Mizer and Shapiro wrote, “The evidence, if anything, demonstrates that the former secretary’s production was over-inclusive, not under-inclusive” — despite knowing Clinton lied about her treatment of classified information. Nothing to see here; move along.

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