Representative Trey Gowdy from South Caronlina spoke yesterday in an interview with Fox News about the method behind how Hillary Clinton deleted emails from her personal server.
Gowdy revealed that Hillary Clinton utilized BleachBit, a piece of software that permanently deletes information from servers. You may think that just hitting the delete key on a keyboard and emptying your recycle bin does the trick, but for important government officials, such as then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, just using the delete key isn’t enough. Especially when she said the over 30,000 deleted emails only included topics such as yoga and her daughters wedding.
Apparently Clinton and her staff felt that her personal conversations regarding her yoga classes and weddings were so insignificant to the public, that she needed a professional software company to wipe out all traces of them.
Trey Gowdy starts off the interview by referencing to Hillary Clinton’s statements on her email server, saying “Every single thing she said was false” and called Clinton a “habitual serial liar“.
The “hundred-million dollar question”, as Trey Gowdy puts it, is did she “consider [Clinton] Foundation emails personal” and delete them? I think it’s safe to say she did consider them personal, as there has not been a single email related to the Clinton Foundation released by the State Department.
Gowdy continued by referencing Hillary’s deleted emails and the method that was used to ensure they stay deleted forever.
They didn’t just push the delete button, they had them deleted where even God can’t read them.
“They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails.”
“When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”
Apparently once BleachBit was mentioned on national television, visitors flocked to their website to see exactly the service that they offered.
Actually, is seems like BleachBit is taking advantage of the fact they were used to delete Clinton’s emails, and they’ve even posted an article on their website advertising “BleachBit stifles investigation” of Hillary Clinton”.
BleachBit’s website also states that they haven’t been served with any warrants, but it doesn’t really matter because “the cleaning process is not reversible.”
Apparently BleachBit is very proud of the fact that they helped a high ranking government official cover her tracks when using an illegally placed personal email server to conduct “personal” business that she never wanted anyone to know about.
Making further jokes about the email situation, they referenced the infamous response from Hillary Clinton during an interview last year when a reporter asked if “she wiped her email server clean”.
Last year when Clinton was asked about wiping her email server, she joked, “Like with a cloth or something?” It turns out now that BleachBit was that cloth, according to remarks by Sen. Gowdy.
Jonathan Zdziarski quoted on CNN.com argued, “Someone trying to cover their tracks would likely pay for and use a much more expensive, specialized data destruction tool,” but commercial tools leave a money trail.
Now the story comes together, instead of Hillary paying money for a professional service to come in and wipe clean her illegal personal email server, she used BleachBit’s service so there wasn’t a paper or money trail.
Seems a bit excessive for personal emails about yoga and family gatherings, doesn’t it?