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.
Hillary Clinton hits Donald Trump for calling the explosion in NYC a ‘bomb’ seconds after doing the same and NBC runs cover for her
Hillary Clinton issued a statement on the explosions in New York City and after she did she was asked to comment on Donald Trump calling the explosions a bombing before all the facts were known and this is what she had to say:
“Well I think it’s important to know all of the facts about an incident like this. That’s why it’s critical to support the first responders, the investigators who are looking into it, trying to figure out what did happen. I think it’s always wiser to wait to until you have information for making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened.”
It sure looks as if the former Secretary of State is calling out the billionaire businessman for speaking on the attack before the facts were in, doesn’t it? The only problem is that in her opening statement, which apparently this reporter ignored, Hillary Clinton called this attack a bombing, here is what she said just seconds before:
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Most of you probably do not know this but here in New England we are facing extreme drought conditions. Needless to say, people all over the area are having problems with their wells, so many in fact that the local high school has opened up its facilities to the public for anyone who wants to take a shower. We had our own scare last weekend but luckily for us it turned out to be a problem with the pressure switch and we got our water back after a visit by the well guy on Tuesday night. We are still holding our breath every time we run the water that our well will hold out until we get some rain. So for now we are praying for rain and putting our trust in the Living Water.
Here is The Cure performing “Prayers for Rain” live from 2008.
“Drearily and tired the hours all spent on killing time again all waiting for the rain”
Earlier this week First Lady Michelle Obama gave a major speech in support of Hillary Clinton so I thought it would be interesting to look at what she had to say about the former Secretary of State back in 2008.
Michelle Obama talked about how her family was a role model of what good families should look like. She then took an obvious shot at Hillary Clinton’s unfaithful husband (and interestingly enough seemed to lay the blame for his unfaithfulness on Hillary Clinton) by saying “if you can’t run your own house you certainly can’t run the White house.” Ouch.
Here is the video:
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
With Donald Trump surging in the recent swing state polls, and the lingering and now legitimate concerns over Hillary Clinton’s health, the Democratic Party is getting very nervous. So nervous in fact that a Super PAC created by longtime Clinton ally David Brock is now willing to pay for dirt on the billionaire businessman.
Here is more:
Hillary Clinton ally David Brock wants your Donald Trump dirt, and he’s willing to pay top dollar for it.
Correct the Record, one of the well-funded super PACs Brock founded, is creating a WikiLeaks-style project to pay anonymous tipsters for scoops, which they’re calling Trump Leaks.
While the effort is focused on uncovering previously unreleased audio and video recordings, Brock is interested in just about anything on Trump — as long as it’s new, unflattering and procured legally.
“We’re chasing everything,” Brock told NBC News. That could be internal documents about Trump’s business empire, his tax returns or perhaps something more personal.
Correct the Record, which is allowed to directly coordinate with the Clinton campaign, has set no financial cap on what they’re willing to pay.
For weeks we have been told that despite the national polls being relatively close Donald Trump had a very narrow path to the needed 270 electoral college votes, however recent swing state polls have shown the billionaire businessman taking the lead in several of these key states.
Politico is now claiming that because of this sudden surge by Donald Trump he has a clear path to the 270 electoral college votes if these polls hold up, here is more:
But state polling averages, which can be lagging indicators, are beginning to show Trump in the lead. According to POLITICO’s Battleground States polling average, Trump is now ahead in Iowa and Ohio — and he’s tied with Clinton in vote-rich Florida.
A slightly more aggressive estimate could add Nevada, North Carolina and one electoral vote in Maine to Trump’s tally: The New York real-estate magnate is ahead in the most recent polls in Nevada and North Carolina, and in Maine’s Second Congressional District.
That, plus all the other states Mitt Romney won four years ago, would get Trump to 266 electoral votes — just four shy of the 270 needed to win.
If all of this happens Donald Trump would only need to win one more state to become the next President of the United States:
The reports of Donald Trump’s political demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Donald Trump’s campaign has been declared dead several times by the mainstream media, most recently after the billionaire businessman’s attack on a Gold Star family in the wake of the Democratic National Convention. However he always seems to rebound and it looks as if he is rebounding in a big way right now.
It is hard to gauge the polls because depending on which national poll you look at either Donald Trump is leading by 5 points or Hillary Clinton is leading by 5 points. National polls are meaningless compared to the individual state polls and the latest round of swing state polls show Donald Trump surging into the lead.
The latest CNN poll shows Donald Trump ahead in the key states of Ohio and Florida, here is more: