And some want to entrust Hillary Clinton with the nuclear launch codes?
Amid the many sordid details included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s news dump on Friday is that a personal laptop computer used to archive Hillary Clinton’s e-mails when she was secretary of state seems to have vanished into thin air.
…assuming it wasn’t smashed to bits with a hammer.
The FBI released 58 pages of material in the interests of transparency and the documents show that the laptop went missing after being put in the mail, Bloomberg News reported:
E-mails that Clinton sent and received through her private server during her tenure were archived on the laptop in 2013 by a person who was an assistant to former President Bill Clinton, the FBI said in its heavily redacted investigative report released Friday.
Someone whose name was redacted in the FBI report told the agency that he later deleted the e-mails from the laptop but didn’t wipe its hard drive. A computer technician can often recover such e-mails that have been deleted but not permanently erased from a laptop’s memory.
The FBI sought the laptop as part of its investigation, but it’s whereabouts remain unknown, the bureau said: The last time the laptop was seen was when it was put in the mail.
The document dump also revealed Clinton had 13 mobile devices that she potentially used to access emails on her private server and the FBI never acquired any of the devices. According to investigators, a Clinton aide, Justin Cooper recalled at least two instances where he “destroyed” Clinton’s old Blackberry cell phones by “breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer.”
The report also showed that Clinton told investigators she either does not “recall” or “remember” at least 39 times, according to CNN.
A suspect memory and a tendency to misplace or fail to keep up with electronic devices are certainly not traits most Americans look to in selecting the next commander-in-chief.
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