Other than possibly handing out copies of the contents of her devices in the lobby of the UN building, posting them online in a public forum or having copies delivered to CAIR Headquarters, it’s hard to imagine how Hillary Clinton could have possibly been more irresponsible and reckless in her handling of America’s most sensitive information. Only in the most corrupt of systems could this woman not have been prosecuted and still have a chance of becoming president.
Now we learn that not only were 13 of her Blackberry and iPads “lost” or pummeled with a hammer rather than disposed of in accordance with protocols, Clinton was conveniently losing laptops and thumb drives as well. An Apple laptop and thumb drive which contained all of her emails in a 2013 archive, mysteriously vanished and later reappeared. There timely disappearance after being placed into the mail made it impossible for them to be turned over to the FBI, according to information released by the agency on Friday.
Breitbart reports “Justin Cooper, longtime aide to former President Bill Clinton, provided the laptop from the Clinton Foundation to former Clinton aide Monica Hanley for archiving Clinton’s emails according to the FBI documentation. Cooper assisted Hanley in archiving the emails from the Magliano Server to the laptop and a thumb drive in spring 2013. The two devices were supposed to go to Clinton’s Chappaqua and Whitehaven residences, but Hanley forgot to give them to Clinton’s staff.
We are supposed to believe that nobody within the Clinton staff was told to expect the devices and nobody questioned when they didn’t show up. That would be pretty irresponsible and reckless, so in that regard it’s feasible.
Hanley had made the transfer of emails to the two devices from her home and that is where they remained until she found the laptop again in early 2014. She worked with an undisclosed person to get the laptop to PRN (Platte River Networks), shipping the laptop in February 2014 after an attempt to transfer them remotely failed. FBI documents redact the identity of the person whose residence the laptop was sent to.
This time the laptop made it to its destination and the entirety of the Clinton email archive was transferred first to a “personal Google e-mail (Gmail) address he created.” The email content was then downloaded to the mailbox “MRC Archive” on the PRN server according to the FBI.
A person whose name was redacted in the FBI documentation told the agency that after the email archive was transferred, the emails were deleted, but he “did not wipe the laptop.” The person further told the FBI that, on Hanley’s instruction, he shipped the laptop using either the “United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service to [redacted] who was Clinton’s [redacted] at the time.”
FBI documentation then states, “[redacted] told the FBI that she never received the laptop from [redacted] however, she advised that Clinton’s staff was moving offices at the time, and it would have been easy for the package to get lost during the transition period. Neither Hanley nor [redacted] could identify the current whereabouts of the Archive Laptop or thumb drive containing the archive, and the FBI does not have either item in its possession.”
Could the devices have been stolen or sold and left to be stolen and then later returned once the information had been harvested, with Hanley conveniently happening upon them at some later time? Were they just getting one set of the lucrative and useful but also incriminating information safely out of reach?
Anything is possible with this crooked bunch.