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    Dog Ate My Laptop: Hillary Staff Blames Mailman for Losing Entire Email Archive

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    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s staff failed to provide a laptop that reportedly contains an entire archive of Clinton’s emails, as requested by the FBI. According to the candidate’s HQ, the device must have been lost during postal delivery.

    The FBI requested 13 devices associated with the controversial Hillary Clinton email server. However, the candidate's aides failed to provide any single one of them, including a laptop and a thumb drive which supposedly contains an entire email archive.

    According to Breitbart.com, Monica Hanley, a former Clinton aide, archived emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server using a laptop provided by the Clinton Foundation. The archive was stored on a thumb drive. This happened in 2013.

    Almost a year later, in 2014, Monica Hanley discovered a laptop she forgot to send to one of Clinton's residences and shipped to an undisclosed person, whose name has been redacted in FBI reports. According to Breitbart, this was necessary after an attempt to send the archive remotely failed.

    The undisclosed person uploaded the archive to a "personal Google e-mail (Gmail) address he created." The email content was then downloaded to the mailbox "MRC Archive" on the Platte River Networks server for some reason. He insists he deleted the archive afterwards but did not wipe the disk (using specialized software designed to destroy data permanently).

    After all those operations, 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." This is where the device got lost and never reached the destination again.

    FBI report 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."

    This laptop and thumb drive are just two of 13 devices that FBI requested in connection to the investigation. Neither of these were provided to authorities. The Bureau managed to obtain only three of five iPads identified as associated with Clinton undermining the efficacy of the investigation.

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    postal service, Email Scandal, archive, laptop, evidence, Clinton Foundation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Hillary Clinton, United States
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