The Washington Post reports that Platte River Networks says as far as they know, Hillary’s home server has never had its hard drive erased. Therefore, her deleted emails should be recoverable:
“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.” …
All the e-mails from Clinton’s tenure at the State Department were on the server when the device was taken over in June 2013 by Platte River Networks, four months after Clinton left office.
A company attorney has said that all of Clinton’s e-mails were then migrated to a new server.
The e-mails were removed from the second server in 2014, with Clinton’s lawyers storing those they deemed work-related on a thumb drive and discarding those that they determined were entirely personal. Copies of 30,000 work e-mails were turned over to the State Department in December and are being released to the public in batches under the terms of a court order.
The original server remained under Platte River’s control in a secure data center in New Jersey until the company turned it over to the FBI last month.
If all of that is true, one would expect the tens of thousands of deleted emails to be recoverable. That doesn’t mean anything particularly important will be found: perhaps the thousands of deleted communications really were about yoga. (We have known for a long time that not all of them were personal, since Sidney Blumenthal produced a number of his own emails to and from Hillary that were not included in the ones she gave to the State Department.)
The one thing this means for sure, if Platte River is right, is that Hillary’s email fiasco will continue to be in the news for months to come.