Did the man who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails ask Reddit users for help on removing her email address from archived emails?
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 combetta.com is registered to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, a search of domain registration information using the service whois.com 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?