As the Saga of the Secret Server continues to unfold, Democrats are finding Hillary Clinton’s reassurances and talking points less and less convincing.
The FBI took possession of the server yesterday afternoon after retrieving it from Platte River Services, a private data center in New Jersey. Platte River Services says that the data had been cleared from the system long ago, and that it doesn’t exist in any form within their control:
Platte River Networks has retained control of the old server since it took over management of the Clintons’ e-mail system. She said that the old server “was blank,” and no longer contained useful data.
“The information had been migrated over to a different server for purposes of transition,” from the old system to one run by Platte River, she said, recalling the transfer that occurred in June 2013.
“To my knowledge the data on the old server is not available now on any servers or devices in Platte River Network’s control.”
She said that Platte River officials “have been working with and cooperating fully with the FBI.” She added that “we have been assured that Platte River Networks is not the subject of any investigation.”
In other words, it got wiped. That doesn’t mean that the FBI can’t retrieve the data; their forensics work in this area is top-notch. It would take a world-league security expert to beat the FBI’s ability to restore hard drive data — and if they had hired a world-league security expert in the first place, they wouldn’t be in this mess.