The Wheels Fall Off Republican Email Scandal As Hillary Clinton’s Server Wasn’t Wiped


The Hillary Clinton email scandal is quickly rolling down the path of other empty Republican scandals as it is being reported that her private email server was not wiped.

The Washington Post reported:

The company that managed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail server said it has “no knowledge of the server being wiped,” the strongest indication to date that tens of thousands of e-mails that Clinton has said were deleted could be recovered.

Clinton and her advisers have said for months that she deleted her personal correspondence from her time as secretary of state, creating the impression that 31,000 e-mails were gone forever.


“Platte River has no knowledge of the server being wiped,” company spokesman Andy Boian told The Washington Post. “All the information we have is that the server wasn’t wiped.”

Republicans have been claiming for months that Clinton wiped the email server. In March, the chairman of the House’s Benghazi investigation, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-OK) said, “We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server. While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department.”

Republicans have been pushing the “wiped server” as evidence of wrongdoing, as they keep hinting that Clinton committed a crime.

It turns out that the wiped server can now join the list of Republican myths that includes the targeting on only conservatives by the IRS, Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate, and the Benghazi stand down order.

Anyone who pays attention to how the House Republican majority operates has seen this behavior before. Republicans take a conspiracy theory and hammer it into the ground via repetition. The fact adverse elements of the mainstream press run with the empty Republican claims. Congressional investigations are launched. The facts do eventually come out, and the scandal vanishes into the black hole that is conservative media.

Clinton said that she didn’t break any laws. The departments of State and Justice confirmed that no laws were broken. Clinton said that she didn’t wipe her email server. It is confirmed that she didn’t.

It turns out that Hillary Clinton has been telling the truth about her emails. So far, the Republican claims against her have turned out to be false.

Without facts, the Republican Clinton email scandal is destined to vanish into right-wing oblivion just like all of the others. As long as the press continues to refuse to fact-check Republicans, these “scandals” will flare up until they are extinguished by reality.

68 Replies to “The Wheels Fall Off Republican Email Scandal As Hillary Clinton’s Server Wasn’t Wiped”

  1. #1 This isn’t a Repbulcan scandal. I’m not a Republican and Hillary’s actions and choices surrounding this matter are deply concerning to me.

    #2 This dones’t help her at all because it means she turned over a server full of classifed information to an unauthorised party where it was stored for years. She -should- have wiped it before giving it to them.

    #3 If she didn’t want anyone to see these emails, then it’s also not a verry good thing for her to find out that they have access to them.

    Over? No this scandal hasn’t even gotten juicy yet.

    She screwed up. She screwed up big on this. I can’t take a chance on that happening again. There is no reason we can’t find someone else to better represent liberal values in the general election. Someone that actually has a chance of winning. Someone that Indpendants actually like maybe?

  2. They all shy away from Trump. He is not electable. All candidates should band together against him.(forget Cruz)Trump is so vein and will not last.

  3. Carl Rove deleted 22 million emails during Valerie Plame “scandal” and after White House ordered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to purge eight U.S. attorneys and replace them with political hacks, a “scandal” that was being investigated at the time, nothing was said or done about it, or Jeb Bush deleted emails and 3 private servers after hand picking the ones he would release, it’s a witch hunt plain and simple.

  4. …is it too much to wish for that Donald, in attempt to be the ULTIMAX show-off, dives INTO the shark tank thinking he can persuade the shark to let Trump ride his back across the tank???
    {{{“There was a young lady of Niger,
    Who smiled as she rode on a Tiger.
    But when back from the ride, the lady’s inside
    And the smile on the face o’ the tiger.}}}
    …limerick remembered from childhood…

  5. So what you’re saying is that past behavior is an excuse for future behavior?

    If there’s even a small possibility of classified information being in the hands of company without the proper security clearances it needs to be looked into.

  6. You can never take the republicans at face value because they always twist the facts, kind of a Frank Luntz thing.

    As for the Donald, I think he’s doing a heck of a job, he’s the GOP’s Katrina, a category 5 blowhard that’s decimating the GOP outreach to everyone who’s not a white male. I just hope he’s allowed to keep persevering on calling out his republican adversaries. Popcorn and karma are a delicious treat.

  7. next…….Hilary smuggled baby Barack Obama into Hawaii then forged his birth certificate.

    The KOP will never give up their attack on HC, BC or BO.

  8. An alternative headline could be “Yet Another Clinton Lie – Server Wasn’t Wiped Clean”.

    It was the Clinton camp that said the server was wiped clean. Instead, they gave a machine full of potentially classified material to a fly-by-night computer firm and hoped for the best.

  9. And don’t forget the “classified” information that ended up on Condi Rice’s unsecured e-mail system. If republicans were truly concerned about the security of government information, they would be demanding an investigation of Rice’s e-mails. The fact that they’re only focused on Hillary Clinton tells me all I need to know; this is nothing more than an anti-Clinton smear and political witch hunt.

  10. Classified information is everywhere, even on the front page of the New York Times. In fact, the NYT was the source of one of the “classified” e-mails found in Hillary’s system. Information, both “classified” and unclassified, comes from all kinds of sources all the time.

  11. The possibility that those 30k deleted emails are recoverable is the opposite of the scandal unraveling. On the contrary, it will continue the drip, drip, drip as the content is examined.

    It’s time for Biden to be called up from the bench.

  12. Brie. Did you know that e-mails from the past 4 SOS was asked for, because they all used private e-mail systems. Guess who was THE ONLY SOS to turn them over?

  13. There is no Clinton scandal. The GOP is grasping at straws and it will continue. They KNOW they will lose with Trump. It’s a given. Trump has hijacked their party, like a runaway train. They are all wishing they could resurrect Reagan about now. This BS won’t affect Hillary in the long run. It’s just more white (KKK) noise.

  14. Earth to Rin: Hillary is NOT popular among progressives. That’s part of why Bernie Sanders is the current Democrat front runner.

  15. Earth to ND Sanders is not popular with the base of the party and no matter how much you tell your white firebaggers you are not the base

  16. I wonder how you can be a frontrunner when you are behind at least 25 points? Your dumbass sound like a teabagger

  17. He is not a democrat nor a frontrunner.

    He has no campaign at all in Nevada, the third state, and the diversity is something he will struggle with in so many of the early states – let alone the big states.

    She has her lifelong party behind her.

  18. At this point, I’m pretty much over it. The horse is dead, let the carcass lie so it can rot away.

    At this point, it would take a real and very legitimate scandal to take down Hillary.

  19. How many times I have to tell your dumbass the NYT is not credible when it comes to the Clintons or Democrats

  20. See above for my point.

    I said this and many agree with me:

    “The words “scandal” and “email” have officially jumped the shark.

    And hopefully Trump follows.”

    The constant harping on it is absurd and has been since State said she was allowed to do so many months ago.

    She was the official. She had the right to delete, keep, or print and sprinkle chocolate on them and eat the documents.

  21. Nothing to see here, if there was anything to “get” her on, they’d have it by now. This is the same kind of attack they tried on President Obama. They tried to scandalize his birth, his education, his parents, his religion, his teachers, his wife. He was elected twice. Gop, it doesnt work, fyi.

  22. Media Matters is waging a campaign against the NY Times.

    Yes they are. It is their job and the purpose of David Brock and his company to fight lies.

    They have an amazing amount of research into many publications and FOX is one of the most researched items there.

    They are awesome.

    Axelrod in his book said Obama can’t stand Dowd. The NYTimes led the Bush propaganda push to go to war. The history is filled with them being a rag.

    Blame the watchdog!

  23. It is a mute point, but fellow Democrats should have been defending her against the nonsense, much more than they have. Standing on the sidelines hasn’t helped her out any.

  24. Don’t forget the “who he pals around with” scandal, and his pastor scandal. They throw everything but the kitchen sink at the dems.

  25. The server was in the possession of Platte River. Where’s their security clearance?

    There is classified information everywhere. Does that mean everyone should be able to see it?

    Do the NYT was able to print an email that was no longer classified. What does that have to do with anything?

    If Hillary had nothing to hide explain why she had to lie along the way? It really makes her look guilty and hard to believe that everything she did was legit. It also seems the only people who support her claim are the diehard supporters since she has lost a lot of supporters.

  26. Your comment fits better at the Daily Kos Hillary-Hate echo chamber. The so-called left has been as hateful as any Tea Party Republicans when it comes to Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders has not said anything bad about Hillary but his supporters are nasty as anything and I wonder why this man brings out the worst in some people. Who needs Republicans to destroy Hillary when we have the NYT, Daily Kos, and Huffpo, among other so-called liberal publications and websites.

  27. There’s so much objectionable material in your comments that I only have room to address #2.

    “This dones’t help her at all…”

    It might: Sec. Clinton’s enemies won’t be able to keep claiming ad infinitum that she deleted emails or wiped the server to “cover her crimes.” And the recovered emails may help to vindicate her.

    “…she turned over a server full of classifed information…”

    Wrong. It was an unclassified server full of unclassified info. It’s not a given that there WAS any classified information on it. We don’t know yet.

    “…to an unauthorised party…”

    Presumably you mean “unauthorized to access classified material.” That only matters IF there was classified info on the server.

    There’s also no reason at this point to doubt the competence of the companies that managed the server.

    Here’s to the end of #2 (Lol).

  28. How can you all be so blind. It’s not about deleting personal emails…it’s about
    deleting emails so nobody will ever see them…especially through FOIA requests that were present and known when the emails were deleted.
    I could do that where I work…let alone if I were S of State.

  29. OOH and by the way, it was Hillary’s attourney that said the server was wasn’t republicans. How can you
    not see, dem or repub, blue or red, whatever, not see that this is wrong and very very dangerous and corrupt. Is that what you want our body politic to be.???

  30. So Hillary has the authority to determine what information is turned over on a fed FOIA request, because she had the only record on her personal server. I don’t think so and I am totally confused how anyone can think she has that authority. That is why there are laws and rules regarding this situation and they apply to everyone.

  31. I have yet to hear sane, concrete, achievable proposals from almost any of the GOP candidates — not that they’ve tried any sane, concrete, achievable proposals over the last 6.5 years.

    The ONLY way the GOP knows how to “accomplish” anything (in their eyes) is to demean the opposition and try their mightiest to spread lies about them. They’ll pounce on the slightest hint of an impropriety and without running a fact-check or two immediately start criticizing it and chewing up valuable Congressional time with investigations. One MAJOR reason that the GOP Congress has achieved almost nothing of note in recent years.

  32. And the U.S. M$M will never give up insinuating and using innuendo to prop up and propagate the GOP lies against Democrats who are a threat to the Republican Party, to the best of their abilities.

  33. This is how the Republicans campaign: they use distraction in the “Look! Dems are eveeel!!” vein.

    It’s all they’ve got because, god forbid, they actually run on issues and policies that can help the American people who aren’t part of the American elite. Their pitiful Party would die a swift and permanent death were that the case, and they know it.

    So it’s but-but-but — Clinton!!

    And they have U.S. M$M to carry their water for them, too. All free of charge, of course.

  34. David BROOKS of the New York Times, the lying sack of right-wing shiite who actually gets paid a huge salary for lying about Democrats – the Clintons in particular.

    David BROCK, however, is doing what our fourth estate should’ve been doing but have been failing to do for decades: adhering to the rules for ethics and standards in journalism.

    One of the leading voices in the U.S. on the subject of Journalistic Standards and Ethics is the Society of Professional Journalists. The Preamble to its Code of Ethics states:

    “…public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.”

  35. There is a reason the GOP babble brigade is so desperate to keep this going in the face of all evidence. It’s all they’ve got left. After several decades of tossing bombs at the Clintons they are totally out of ammo, they literally have no idea what to do next. All they can do is hope and wait for a miracle, some fantastic silver bullet that will pop up out of nowhere that no one has ever heard about, in spite of all the digging, that will kill Hillary.They are in full panic mode.

  36. Your quotes down’t seem to match your argument. You say that back in March Gowdy said “We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server.” So Republicans did not create the wipe the server scenario. They listened to Hillary’s lawyer and relied on his information.

  37. We were told immediately after this phony scandal broke, that there was no laws at the time to break. But the RW and MSM kept ignoring the facts. Hillary is ready day one to take over the Presidency, but the media still is playing politics. News is more entertainment and misinformation. The GOP has killed their party, we must not do the same!

  38. You may want to read this regarding the laws that may have been broken. It’s too soon to know. The courts adjudicate and decide, not the executive branch (eg DOJ and State). The agencies and departments can decide if internal regulations were complied with or if they want to sanction or not, but those are administrative- not legal- decisions.

    The FBI’s investigation will present evidence to the DOJ to determine if laws were broken or not. And it’s possible an Independent Investigator could be appointed. I think unlikely though.

  39. “Republican’s know they can’t beat Hillary fair and square. All they can do is hope to confuse and exhaust enough Democrats who lose their nerve and chicken out when it comes to refuting false attacks on her.” DAVID BROCK
    With Michael Schmidt and reporters of his ilk the key words are always…
    might have-could have-seems to-probably-etc. They more interested in making a name for themselves and doing the Republican Committee’s bidding than in reporting the TRUTH.

  40. Donald Trump is a WINNER and has been winning all his life. That’s why the people of this country LOVE HIM. Abrasive, brash, conceited, smart, confident, a winner? All of these and more. The American people are tired of hearing what jerks we are from a president who in over his pay grade. You’ll love Donald once you get to know him.

  41. I agree totally. I have always liked Hillary, but find her actions inexcusable this time. She could have had this behind her if she had reacted at the beginning and turned her server and emails over to the FBI. It would all be history now, and Hillary would be breezing towards the presidency. This wasn’t just another scandal. Hillary is asking the American people to elect her president.

  42. Let’s get Biden in here, coach. Hillary is about to be thrown out with the garbage. Biden is the last hope.

  43. The point is that Hillary is in deep do-do. Let’s not waste time arguing. We haven’t even had a debate yet, and we are trying to round up a candidate (Biden) who may not be able to win. Time is a wasting.

  44. Sorry, but that sounds too much like “if you’re being raped, just relax and enjoy it.”

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