Hillary’s laptop computer with all those ‘personal’ emails? FBI says it got ‘lost in the mail’

The Clintons have the worst luck.

The FBI reported that a personal notebook computer that was used to archive Hillary Clinton’s emails while she served as secretary of state got lost in the mail.

The emails were archived by former Clinton aide Monica Hanley in the spring of 2013 on both a USB memory stick and an Apple MacBook computer so that they would be available at both of Clinton’s residences — in New York and Washington, D.C.

The Clinton Foundation provided Hanley the computer, and an aide to former President Bill Clinton instructed her on how to archive the emails.

Notes released by the FBI Friday reveal that “Hanley completed this task from her personal residence,” according to The Washington Times.

However, neither device arrive at its intended destination.

When Hanley was unsuccessful at remotely transferring the files, she shipped them to another aide who transferred them to a Clinton server, then deleted the files from the computer — but did not wipe the hard drive.

Often technicians are able to recover deleted files — so long as the hard drive has not been totally wiped clean.

That person then shipped it to another person on the Clinton team, using either the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service, the FBI’s notes reveal, but the addressee “told the FBI that she never received the laptop.”

At this point “the FBI does not have either item in its possession.”

A Clinton aide told the FBI that “Clinton’s staff was moving offices at the time, and it would have been easy for the package to get lost during the transition period.”


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