Judicial Watch FOIA Releases 422 Emails Proving Clinton “Cover-Up”
422 pages of FBI documents showing evidence of “cover-up” related to the Clinton email system were discovered by public watchdogs, according to reports.
FBI notes memorializing the Bureau’s interviews with a Platte River Network official include an email dated December 11, 2014, that reads “Hillary cover up operation work ticket archive cleanup.”
The bombshell revelation indicates that Hillary’s hired cover-up contractors were also at least somewhat aware enough of the sensitivity of the operation that they had to keep more detailed communications about the operation offline.
“Its [sic] all part of the Hillary coverup operation <smile> I’ll have to tell you about it at the party,” states an email dated December 11, 2014 between Platte River Networks and redacted parties.
The documents were part of Platte River Networks, one of the vendors who oversaw the Clinton email system, and specifically reveal emails from Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Charles McCullough expressing “concerns” about the classified information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s servers.
The new documents were discovered and published recently by Judicial Watch, a public transparency watchdog and contain Clinton’s 2009 classified information Non-Disclosure Agreement with her verified signature.
An October 2016 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046)) was the reason for the release, enjoining the applicable agencies to comply.
The Justice Department routinely fails to comply with FOIAs, calling the bluff of conservative groups and organizations with a smaller budget than Judicial Watch has at is disposal.
What may be more disturbing to some is that the third party contractor Platte River “gave someone access to live HRC archive mailbox at some point.” The subject line of an email to the FBI, read “everyone @ PRN has access to client portal.”
The FBI informant, an employee of Platte River, said that the “cover up operation” email “probably related to change to 60 day [sic] email retention policy/backup.” The subject indicated that he didn’t “recall the prior policy.” The notes also indicated, “[Redacted] advised [redacted] not to answer questions related to conv [conversation] w/DK [David Kendall] document 49 – based on 5th amendment.”
Another email from Platte River recounts that “we’re in deep shit.”
“So does this mean we don’t have offsite backups currently? That could be a problem if someone hacks this thing and jacks it up. We will have to be able to produce a copy of it somehow, or we’re in some deep shit. Also, what ever [sic] came from the guys at Datto about the old backups? Do they have anyway [sic] of getting those back after we were told to cut it to 30 days?”
And what was Hillary’s response to all of this? Clinton signed a June 28, 2011, official correspondence advising all State Department employees that, “due to ‘recent targeting of personal e-mail accounts by online adversaries,’ State employees should ‘avoid conducting official Department business from (their) personal e-mail accounts.”
In other words, Clinton absolved herself from FOIA exposure to a greater degree. Hacks were not infrequent occurrences, if the documents obtained by Judicial Watch are any indicator, with State Department IG Steven Linick writing in one email: “May 13, 2011 2:28 am Huma – Phil Rein potential hack.”
Much more than “a mistake,” it’s now clear that Clinton is involved in the cover-up of multiple felonies.