Reports are now circulating that Paul Combetta, the IT professional hired by Hillary Clinton to manage her private email server, had asked online social media members on how best to eliminate the evidence…permanently.
Paul Combetta was an employee with Platte River Networks, the IT firm hired by the Clinton staff to administer her private server, and was previously granted immunity during the FBI investigation this year.
Users on Reddit, a massive online social network that has groups for almost every topic you can imagine, along with independent journalists put together the pieces of this story today. It shows first hand the lengths that Hillary Clinton went through to ensure that her deleted emails were wiped out from existence forever.
On July 24th, 2014, Paul Combetta, under the username “stonetear” posted a request on the social network Reddit for assistance with a “VIP” email server. He posted this under a special “subreddit” that pertains specifically to Microsoft Exchange email servers, which is what was used on Hillary’s private server.
Twitter user Katica posted screenshots of this Reddit post by Combetta, including one that links his Reddit username of “stonetear” to his established personal Gmail address.
— Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) September 19, 2016
Here are images of the screenshots that you can click on to blow up, since the print is small it may be hard to read on your browser:
Paul Combetta’s post on Reddit asking for assistance is as follows:
[July 24, 2014] Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?
I wonder who this, “VERY VIP” client of his could have been who needed emails completely erased from their server 2 years ago? Considering Paul Combetta directly worked on Clinton’s private email server, and was issued a subpoena by the FBI to testify, I think it’s safe to say that she was the VIP client.
Not only is he asking about how to “strip” the emails from the server, but he also wants to know if it’s possible to change the To/From email address in the headers of certain emails. This would mean he could make the emails look like they weren’t sent to or from Hillary Clinton at all in case they were made public.
Further adding to the creditability of this story, the comments by Paul Combetta (username: stonetear) above on Reddit have since been deleted since the story broke! The original posting on Reddit can still be viewed via an archived copy here: http://archive.is/NGGzn
— Erik Jones (@SMOKeMON_TRAINR) September 19, 2016
The very fact that Paul, or someone, went to delete his posting on Reddit after this story broke lends vital credibility to this story. In fact, it pretty much solidifies it.
I guess that immunity deal the FBI offered Paul wasn’t enough for him to risk the wrath of Hillary Clinton.
To sum up, Paul Combetta, one of the IT specialists who was hired to administer Clinton’s private email server, reached out online to seek help for “purging” email files completely from the server, ensuring that they can never be used as evidence in the future.
Which begs the question, if Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails contained nothing except conversations about yoga, weddings and her personal life, then why go through these extraordinary efforts to purge them from existence?
The reason is simple. Because Hillary lied once again regarding the contents of her deleted emails, which obviously were about much more than just her personal life, and included incriminating evidence that would most likely cause her to be prosecuted by the FBI.
Is this the type of person we want as our president?