While Hillary Clinton threatened to put stand-up comedians out of work on Tuesday when she denied any knowledge of the hard drive on her private email server being wiped, sources say an “attempt” was made.
But it get’s worse for the Democratic presidential contender as federal agents are confident that data can still be recovered.
According to NBC News, two sources “with direct knowledge of the process” said the FBI acknowledged an attempt was made to clear the server of all information.
One of the sources said of the data that the FBI “will try to figure what’s there, how it got there and who put it there.”
NBC reporter Tom Winter posted the breaking news on social media:
3 Sources say an effort was made to wipe Clinton’s hard drive. FBI is optimistic it can recover some data. [email protected] @PeteWilliamsNBC
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) August 18, 2015
Meanwhile, when asked at a press conference Tuesday if she had wiped the server, Clinton replied, “With a cloth?”
Social media users weren’t laughing though, with one noting that the Clintons are “no better wiping drives than they are at cleaning blue dresses.”
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Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@Tom_Winter @NatteringNinny @REspositoNBC @PeteWilliamsNBC Luckily they’re no better wiping drives than they are at cleaning blue dresses.
— BoSox04 (@ActuallyDontGAS) August 18, 2015
@tom_winter @fak3r When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. That hard drive is getting waterboarded!
— cminor9 (@cminor9) August 18, 2015
@Tom_Winter @EternalRiteWing @REspositoNBC @PeteWilliamsNBC Nixon did less the Liar Hillary and look what’s happening! Jail time!
— Rick Coscia (@RickCoscia) August 18, 2015
@Tom_Winter @REspositoNBC @PeteWilliamsNBC, not a lawyer but is that not obstruction?
— The World (@JKemp_Miller) August 19, 2015
@MSNBC you guys feeling ok over there? This is usually the kind of news you hide from your viewers, opting instead to talk about Koch bros
— GI_ATX (@ACounterLeftist) August 19, 2015
@MSNBC why waste the time. Ask the Chinese government for copies.
— Michaelk (@MichaelKrenz43) August 19, 2015
@allahpundit I hope they will be able to tell when it was cleaned and who did it.
— Jean Bird (@jwinbird) August 18, 2015
@thedailybeast @FoxNews @CNN UH-OH!
— Brooks S (@Brooks8314) August 18, 2015
@thedailybeast They are stringing us along trying to get our hope up all the while knowing they will never pin anything on the witch.
— Dollie Gibson (@dollie37) August 18, 2015
@thedailybeast @mehdirhasan only bigtime crooks clear their evil footstep traces.
— Sohail (@Trek_Elite) August 18, 2015
@thedailybeast Hillary reportedly replied “so you have a problem with me trying to keep the place clean?!?”
— Surfdog (@surfdog1957) August 18, 2015
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