Skip to comments.Revealed: IT company that housed Hillary’s server was a “mom and pop” business
Posted on 08/18/2015 9:34:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A nifty piece from the Daily Mail. You would think a cabinet member who had every reason to assume that classified information would be circulating on her server would insist on a company renowned for security. Instead she went with a small outfit in Colorado, largely unknown outside the region, whose pipeline to the Clintons appears to have been the fact that their VP of sales was a big Democratic booster and got them some work at the 2008 Democratic convention.
Were state secrets being stored on a server in an apartment bathroom?
One [former Platte River Networks employee], Tera Dadiotis, called it ‘a mom and pop shop’ which was an excellent place to work, but hardly seemed likely to be used to secure state secrets. And Tom Welch, who helped found the company, confirmed the servers were in a bathroom closet.
Speaking to Daily Mail Online at her home in Castle Rock, Colorado, Tera said: ‘I think it’s really bizarre, I don’t know how that relationship evolved.
‘At the time I worked for them they wouldn’t have been equipped to work for Hilary Clinton because I don’t think they had the resources, they were based out of a loft, so [it was] not very high security, we didn’t even have an alarm…
Wherever the truth lies, Tera thinks Platte River was an unsuitable choice for Clinton, she said: ‘It’s so weird, because it’s just a small IT company. I know they’ve expanded quite a bit since I left but I do think it’s strange, we only had the three owners and like eight employees. We didn’t do any work in other states.”
Not only that, but to this day they don’t have an IT security clearance from the feds to handle classified materials. One of the founders of the company, who’s since left, also said he was surprised to learn that Platte River would have a major client like Hillary Clinton given its small regional reach. When the Daily Mail asked him how he thinks the company landed on Hillary’s radar, he noted that they’d done some work for John Hickenlooper’s mayoral campaign in Denver in 2004 and wondered if that had come to Hillary’s attention somehow. They did a bit of work for the 2008 convention in Denver, which Hillary attended of course, so maybe a connection was made there. Or maybe their vice president of sales somehow drummed up the business. He’s a Democrat and attended the convention as well. But the timeline is strange here: All of these connections are happening circa 2008, yet Hillary didn’t move her server out of her basement and over to Platte River until mid-2013 according to a company lawyer who spoke to the Daily Mail. Why would she have remembered them five years later? The only theory I can come up with is that it’s precisely because they were small, with fewer leak opportunities, that she might have trusted them more than she would have a behemoth IT firm. Secrecy is a core Clinton value, after all … except for secrecy from the hackers who’ve undoubtedly been intercepting her e-mail on her private server for years.
But wait. Via Gabe Malor, there’s more weirdness. WaPo’s splashy piece last week about the FBI seizing Hillary’s (now supposedly blank) server noted that they took it from a “third party data center” in New Jersey. It’s not precisely clear how long it had been there, but the article implies that it was moved sometime in 2013, when Platte River began maintaining the server for her. Does that mean the Daily Mail piece is wrong and that Hillary’s server was never stored in that retrofitted bathroom in Denver? If Platte River is a small regional company, why are they using a third-party data center in Jersey for Hillary’s business? Are there actually two servers, one the old one that Hillary used as Secretary of State that’s now been wiped and the other the new Platte River Network server that may be housing an archive of her old data? If so, have the feds seized the latter? Most importantly, what motivated Hillary to farm her business out to Platte River in 2013, after she’d stepped down at State? If secrecy was the name of the game, the obvious thing to do was to keep the server on the premises or in some other secret location and not involve third parties. You would think she’d feel more comfortable doing that after she left State since at that point she knew there’d be no more classified information being shared on it, yet that’s the moment when she decided to get rid of it. Presumably that has to do with her fearing that executive privilege would no longer shield her communications from congressional Republican eyes once she’d left the administration, but you’d need a lawyer to confirm that. What’s going on here?
Housed her server, or hosed her server?
I would like to call Hitlery “Loodie’s Goose”; and now, while she is still just a citizen same as I am & not the Commander-in-Chief, I can call her that.
Is “Loodie” more correctly spelled “Ludie”? (Not a trick question; just get back to me on that ASAP. I want to enjoy it while it’s relevant. :o)
Housed her server, or hosed her server?
Well that is consistent behavior since, the Clintons only want to spend as little as possible when spending their own money....but when it comes to taxpayers money....the sky is the limit.
In this new transgenderedmuntantninjahesheitidon’tknow world...could it be POM & MOP ?
I...was...just axeing...just axeing is all... :-)
Who puts a server in a BATHROOM?!
The space under the kitchen sink was full???
So now are we going to persecute the mom and pop for not having security clearance? I thought hill’s server was just used for Chelsea’s piano lessons and for talking to the florist about flowers for the wedding!
This makes it sound as if Hillary never graduated from her days and money spent on those/her stock market buys.
“Mom and pop”?
Or politcally-connected cronies?
RE: Who puts a server in a BATHROOM?!
Maybe to make it look ordinary so that people will not even bother hacking it?
Just when you think this story cannot get more bizarre and outrageous, the Clinton Crime Syndicate proves you wrong.
One true fact remains irrefutable:
You can’t spell “H I L L A R Y” without the letters “L I A R”.
Don't forget about yoga. She was apparently concerned about her Cankles.
“So now are we going to persecute the mom and pop for not having security clearance? “
Why not? We executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Didn't she have to go through some kinds of training about procedures to get her clearance to be Secretary of State?
How many servers did she have,one in Colorado,one in Jersey,which one had the goods on it?
The physical racking of the server is separate from actually administering it. Many data centers offer racking only for client owned servers. You either administer it yourself, or hire someone to do it for you.
Most clients nowadays just rent virtual space, rather than rack a physical server.
“Who puts a server in a BATHROOM?!”
Well, it was meant to be wiped, so I see nothing wrong with that.
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