A stunning report has just revealed that former Clinton IT aide Paul Combetta has admitted copying and creating a secret cryptic Gmail account of Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails according to a new Senate report.
The Gmail address titled [email protected] was created before Combetta used BleachBit too supposedly destroy Clinton’s emails after receiving a congressional Subpoena to preserve the emails as evidence. However, Combetta defied the Subpoena while misleading an FBI probe concerning the deleted emails.
Upon further scrutiny by the Senate Combetta acknowledged virtually every single one of Hillary Clinton’s emails were preserved and encrypted to the Gmail account.
Combetta told the FBI that he forwarded all the emails to the Carter Heavy Industries address as an intermediary step in moving the files from the laptop to the server, according to the Senate report.
What is even more astounding is that the FBI was apparently aware of the Gmail account, however, decided not to alert other intelligence agencies or the public.
There’s a likelihood that Clinton’s emails, including the classified ones and ones which were later deleted still exist on Google’s U.S. based servers.
Even more perplexing was that Combetta refused to cooperate with the Department of Justice Inspector General and with the authors of the Senate report about his use of the cryptic email address, however for some as yet unexplained reason he was given immunity from prosecution.
He also had pleaded the Fifth before Congress in September of 2016 regarding his willful deletion and subsequent destruction of the emails.
Moreover, when investigators discovered that Combetta had copied Hillary’s emails off an old laptop that he was required to send to the Department of Justice Inspector General to a third-party account, FBI investigator Peter Strzok wasn’t interested in pursuing the obvious national security breach.
However, the entire Intel community feared that Hillary’s email account was most likely compromised by a foreign power, although the FBI had made it known it would not investigate the matter further
Prior to working with the Hillary Campaign Combetta worked for Platte River Networks, a technology company in Colorado that began managing Clinton’s email server, until he was hired directly by the campaign to service her private server.
Frank Rucker one of the investigators for ICIG who discovered the scheme to secretly copy Hillary’s emails after publicly claiming that those emails were deleted and then lost forever reported his findings to FBI agent Strzok that a cryptic Gmail account existed of all 30,000 emails.
When confronted with the information Rucker said that Strzok seemed to be “aloof” and dismissive.
The senate transcript further states, “He said it was as if Mr. Strzok felt dismissive of the relationship between the FBI and ICIG and he was not very warm.”
Adding, “Mr. Strzok didn’t ask many questions including any about SAP related issues,” it continued, referring to Special Access Programs, or super-classified contents. “He said that Mr. Strzok seemed ‘nonplused’ by the info and that he didn’t ask any follow-up questions.”
Frustrated by the FBI’s attitude that the country may have suffered a possible national security breach, Rucker, along with other ICIG investigators, decided to do some basic background research regarding Hillary’s emails and found a company with a similar name, of Shandong Carter Heavy Industry Machinery Co., where Combetta temporarily “parked” Hillary’s emails before creating the Gmail account.
The Company was based in Shandong, China, according to the Senate report. Shandong is a province that houses multiple schools where Chinese hackers allegedly study and infiltrate Western systems.
What isn’t clear is if the Gmail account still exists, and if it does, why hasn’t the Justice Department moved to secure the account, and perhaps even more perplexing is why has Hillary gone to such extraordinary means in preserving them?
And why haven’t Paul Combetta along with Peter Strzok been charged under the Espionage Act?