A personal laptop computer used to archive Hillary Clinton’s e-mails when she was secretary of state went missing after being put in the mail, according to the FBI’s report on its investigation into her use of a private e-mail system.
E-mails that Clinton sent and received through her private server during her tenure were archived on the laptop in 2013 by a person who was an assistant to former President Bill Clinton, the FBI said in its heavily redacted investigative report released Friday.
Someone whose name was redacted in the FBI report told the agency that he later deleted the e-mails from the laptop but didn’t wipe its hard drive. A computer technician can often recover such e-mails that have been deleted but not permanently erased from a laptop’s memory.
The FBI sought the laptop as part of its investigation, but its whereabouts remain unknown, the bureau said. The last time the laptop was seen was when it was put in the mail.
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Is this the same FBI which used to have the respect of every American, both the good guys and the bad ones? The same FBI which recently decided it couldn’t really find enough good evidence to bring Hillary into court? So what happened in this recent instance, guys? Must have gone down something like this:
Clinton office: (answering phone) Hello…the FBI? Sure we know who you are. (Covering phone mouthpiece, snickering: Yeah, it’s the Fat Boys Institute again.) What can we do for you today, Mr. Fibby?
FBI: We need that laptop…y’know, the one we asked you for weeks ago. The one with all the stored emails from Hillary’s years at state…the one you were supposed to deliver to us. We don’t have it yet.
Clinton office: Well, gosh…are you sure? I’ll ask around the office, maybe find out if anyone has seen it or knows anything about…
FBI: Okay, look…no more of this delaying stuff…we’re pretty sure you guys are just phonewalling us, no, no, that’s not it, STONEwalling us…y’know, delaying things on purpose. As a matter of fact, we’re…
Clinton office: (interrupting) You can’t possibly mean that! Tell ya what we’ll do…we’ll put that laptop into the mail to you THIS AFTERNOON. Will that get your tighty whities untwisted? We’ll send that doggone laptop right out TODAY. No kidding. I’ll even look up your DC address to make SURE you get it. No, don’t thank me…it’s the least we can do…
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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis