“She and her lawyers had those emails deleted. And 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 or bridesmaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”
Hillary Clinton Used BleachBit To Wipe EmailsI’ve not forgotten one school where an older server was being decommissioned. It was pretty feeble but it had two speedy SCSI hard drives that could have improved access to data on the sub-network in my classroom… Nope. They had to be destroyed because just deleting the data in the normal fashion was not sufficiently secure… This was in a school in a remote community north of the Arctic circle where the most critical data might have been a memo to Personnel or a letter to a parent. There probably was not a spy within a thousand miles, yet those drives were removed and smashed with a sledge-hammer. That was “best practice” a decade ago. Now, wiping drives electronically is touted as evidence of criminal intent… Sigh.
Clinton has apologized for using her own server to secure e-mail rather than using a government system (saving taxes) and likely being more secure than using Gmail or Hotmail (none of thousands of employees with an axe to grind could get at those e-mails in the course of business). She should have been given a medal for going above and beyond the call of duty. Despite e-mail being somewhat innovative at the time Clinton definitely improved her State Department’s efficiency by going electronic rather than only shuffling paper. Nope. The Luddites have to condemn her retroactively for actually doing her job.