The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server has expanded to include a second company that was storing data from the server.
Meanwhile, emails have surfaced from employees of the company that maintained Clinton’s server in which they express doubts about how the backup of data from the server was being conducted.
The FBI last month asked Datto, Inc. to preserve all data possibly connected to Clinton. Datto was hired to back up data in May 2013 by Platte River Networks, the company that managed Clinton’s server. Both companies have said they are fully cooperating with the FBI.
When Datto officials realized they possessed data from Clinton’s servers, “there was a collective lump in our throats,” one company official told Fox News.
Datto was also asked to provide information by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis. In a letter to Datto, Johnson quotes from Platte River employee emails.
One Platte River employee wrote to another employee that he was “Starting to think this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy (sic) s—.”
“I just think if we have it in writing that they told us to cut the backups, and that we can go public with our statement saying we have backups since day one, then we were told to trim to 30days (sic), it would make us look a WHOLE LOT better,” the unnamed employee continued.
That email was sent shortly after the FBI publicly announced that it was investigating the security of the server, which was used by Clinton when she was Secretary of State.
The fact that a second company was involved in storing data from Clinton’s server raises questions over the security of the data as well as whether emails Clinton has said she deleted can now be recovered. Clinton has said she broke no laws or rules by using a private server. Critics have alleged the server was used to transmit classified information.
h/t: Fox News