Skip to comments.New documents suggest Clinton's email server may have crashed
Posted on 08/04/2015 8:08:57 AM PDT by billorites
An email conversation between a top Hillary Clinton aide and a Clinton Foundation executive suggests the private server that Clinton and her staff used to communicate may have malfunctioned at least once during her tenure.
Huma Abedin, Clinton's then-deputy chief of staff, complained that her private email was "down" the evening of Oct. 9 and into Oct. 10, 2012, according to an email chain obtained by Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act.
The crash described by Abedin took place just weeks after the terror attack in Benghazi.
Critics have said the homebrew server, which may have even resided in Clinton's Chappaqua home, likely left classified and sensitive information vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Clinton has never spoken about the types of security measures she might have taken to protect the server.
Abedin's connections to the Clinton Foundation have also come under fire in recent days given an inspector general probe into her designation as a "special government employee," which allowed her to collect paychecks from the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies simultaneously.
The email chain obtained by Citizens United indicates Abedin discussed Clinton Foundation matters on her State Department account in at least this one instance.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote in a letter to Secretary John Kerry Thursday that Abedin had improperly collected a payment for unused leave time and suggested the inspector general had uncovered evidence that Abedin engaged in potential conflicts of interest.
"Huma Abedin is widely known as one of the hardest working and most dedicated public servants over the nearly two decades she served. The Inspector General's report is fundamentally flawed, including contradicting its own conclusion by finding that Huma a woman who regularly worked 16-20 hour days also worked hard while on maternity leave," said Karen Dunn, Abedin's attorney, of the watchdog's findings.
"No hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to such irresponsible allegations based on a fundamentally flawed report and it [is] appropriate that the State Department is now reviewing the IG's report," Dunn continued. "Huma has been nothing but cooperative in helping the Department work through its record keeping issues, and she will continue to do so in the hope the right thing is done."
Abedin has also worked with the inspector general during its probe, her attorney said.
Court documents filed July 7 indicated Abedin was then one of the only top Clinton aides who had yet to turn over their personal emails to the agency following its June 26 request.
Sullivan and Cheryl Mills, Clinton's chief of staff, had already complied with the request, according to the documents.
Abedin's attorney did not immediately return a request for comment on whether Abedin has since finished handing over her private, work-related emails.
The State Department inspector general also did not immediately return a request for comment on its investigation of Abedin's employment arrangement.
"My bigger problem right now is I can't even get into my clinton email," Abedin wrote to Stephanie Streett, executive director of the Clinton Foundation, on Oct. 10, 2012.
Abedin said she might need documents Streett had sent her to be re-routed to her official State Department account given the complications with her other address.
The coverup begins.
Provide email? Are you kidding.
Ms. Carlos Danger has full carpet immunity from the
Yeah... Every time Hillary had an itch Huma was all over it. /s
Well how convenient. The server crashed. So that will be Hillary’s excuse for not producing the server and/or more documentation???
Could easily have crashed due to the overloading and overheating from foreign intelligence hackers doing their downloads.
Where’s the backup tapes?
Yep. Laying the ground for a cover up.
However, this also raises the possibility that the server crashed because
it was hacked.
The great thing about the excuse-making machines both of this admin and the Clintons is that they are rolling, dynamic, free-form entities capable of improvising along with the likes of John Coltrane or Ornette Coleman. They can make up stories, like Rod Serling or Isaac Asimov, spanning multiple dimensions, omitting fairly obvious details related to such things as credibility or likelihood, and take us on wonderful flights of fancy, of truly creative politico-fiction. Other than that, they are pure bullshit.
I don’t believe....I know to many computer geeks and there is no way did it ‘crash’....those emails are out there, and I still say they are at Camp Williams in Utah at the Bluffdale NSA......
Just for the sake of discussion, let's say it's true that the server crashed. That still doesn't let Hillary off the hook. There are regulations in place for government information systems that require a backup server be maintained in a different location in case the primary server crashes, or is damaged as a result of fire, natural disaster, etc. Hillary should be asked to verify the existence of the backup server and its location. If none exists, she is in serious violation of federal regulations.
It crashed, and they only lost specific emails.
A crash does not mean the information is gone!
Now isn’t that just precious
Hard working public servant, Oh please stop or I’ll die laughing!
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