Google somehow manages to save emails for what seems like forever. Judicial Watch (JW) is counting on that as they subpoena them for Hillary’s emails that were parked there so that Platte River could bleach bit her hard drive in the laptop that was sent to them by the Hillary campaign.
Platte River Networks’ IT specialist Paul Combetta reportedly used the Google account to store the emails as he went in to destroy all files on emails on Hillary’s laptop even though those emails had been subpoenaed by the House.
It is believed that many of those emails have never been recovered before. JW was able to subpoena the records through their lawsuit requesting information about the email and Benghazi scandals. Federal Judge Royce Lamberth has granted JW with a wide array of discovery including ordering Hillary to give a deposition under oath.
Lamberth expressly approved the subpoena and it carries the weight of a federal judge, making it less likely they would refuse to comply. However they may lie and say it no longer exists.
During an August 2019 federal court hearing, U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth raised concerns about Clinton’s Gmail cache and ordered us to “shake this tree” on the issue. Judge Lamberth noted that Senator Grassley released:
a report in which he had some very troubling information about a guy named Combetta who had been one of the contract employees on the Clinton emails, and he and the Senator who Chairs the Homeland Security Committee released in the Senate this report Friday, and the gist of it was that Combetta had said, I guess, that he had created a dummy email account with all of the Hillary Clinton emails in it in a different name, and the FBI had investigated that to see whether or not the Chinese had ever hacked into it. They have determined that the Chinese hadn’t, but that the FBI never told the State Department about that account and that the emails that were not given over to State could have been obtained from that account, but the FBI never told State about it. So it leaves out in the open whether there are these other emails that State could have obtained but nobody ever bothered to tell State about them. I don’t know the status of that and I’m sure you don’t either, but that did occur to me that would be a problem for me as to whether an adequate examination of that circumstance occurred and, assuming that Combetta deleted them, as he said he did before he took the Fifth, I guess,
whether or not the server that they were on or the — or whoever maintained the server, whether they can be reconstructed from — by that …
[J]ust last week, the Senate’s – Senate Finance and Homeland Security Committees released documents revealing that Clinton IT aide Paul Combetta copied all but four of the missing emails to a Gmail account that does not appear to have ever been reconstructed and searched. The court thinks Judicial Watch ought to shake this tree.
On March 2, 2020, Judge Lamberth granted our request to subpoena Google for relevant documents and records associated with Clinton’s emails during her tenure at the State Department.
Judicial Watch seeks to subpoena Google for relevant documents and records associated with Secretary Clinton’s emails during her tenure at State.… The subpoena seeks to discover new emails, so it certainly relates to whether State conducted an adequate search.