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Did the man who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails ask Reddit users for help on removing her email address from archived emails?

September 19, 2016

  Last week the man who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails, Paul Combetta, decided to plead the Fifth rather than testifying in front of the Congress even though he was granted immunity by the Injustice Department and now we might know why. Paul Combetta did not have to worry about incriminating himself because he was granted immunity so most likely he was looking to protect Hillary Clinton.

  According to this article Paul Combetta, using an alias, might have been seeking advice on Reddit on how to delete certain information on a “VERY VIP” individual. It is believed this “VERY VIP” individual was none other than Hillary Clinton. Here is more:

An army of reddit users believes it has found evidence that former Hillary Clinton computer specialist Paul Combetta solicited free advice regarding Clinton’s private email server from users of the popular web forum.

A collaborative investigation showed a reddit user with the username stonetear requested help in relation to retaining and purging email messages after 60 days, and requested advice on how to remove a “VERY VIP” individual’s email address from archived content.

The requests match neatly with publicly known dates related to Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Stonetear has deleted the posts, but before doing so, the pages were archived by other individuals.

There are several reasons to believe the reddit user is indeed Combetta, who was granted immunity by the Justice Department during its investigation of Clinton’s private server after he deleted a large number of emails.

The evidence connecting Combetta to the account is circumstantial, but also voluminous. The inactive website is registered to the email address, a search of domain registration information using the service indicates. An account for a person named Paul Combetta on the web bazaar Etsy also has the username stonetear.

And, perhaps most damningly, there are the dates.

  You can read more about how the dates play into this scandal by following the link I provided above but here is what he posted to Reddit one day after the  House Select Committee reached a deal with the State Department on turning over Hillary Clinton’s records:

Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?
  This goes beyond simply deleting personal emails about yoga classes and wedding dresses because as you can see stonetear was looking for tips on how to change information that was in archived emails. One can only assume if the emails were archived they could not be deleted so he was looking to alter the emails by removing any link to Hillary Clinton. That, of course, is a felony. Could this be the smoking gun…
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2016 7:48 pm

    I would love to see Chris Christie as AG and let him go after the whole lot of them. Or Rudy. He would do just fine as well. I understand that it was a particular type of immunity and not whole sale. So who knows. Looking forward to a perp walk if nothing else with a Trump win.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 19, 2016 8:10 pm

      We can only hope. At this point I think the best we can hope for is that this will keep Hillary from the Presidency, I will be happy with that.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. September 19, 2016 11:32 pm

    Has anybody asked Hillary who her yoga instructor is and can she name and do 5 yoga positions? Why hasn’t the FBI subpoenaed the yoga instructors computer?

    Likewise indicate this idiot and go through his computer and determine what he knows. This guy has to know there is a body bag with his nane on ir.

    It is very odd that the FBI was able to identify the NYC intent suspect so quickly.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 20, 2016 5:27 am

      I highly doubt she can even name five yoga positions, never mind doing them in her poor health. But yeah, it seems as if the investigation would have expanded there if it were true.


  3. September 20, 2016 12:11 am

    According to some the immunity deal does not cover what he posted on reddit. Apparently he posted the IP address for Hillary’s State Department computer on the website thus allowing for hackers to gain access.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 20, 2016 5:28 am

      That would explain why he still had to plead the Fifth, thanks for the info.



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