FBI to take second device from Hillary’s IT company

The Daily Caller reports that Platte River, the IT company hired by Hillary Clinton to manage her private email network, will turn over a second Clinton-related device to the FBI this week. Platte River previously gave the FBI the server Clinton maintained as secretary of state. Now, it will turn over a separate device manufactured by a company called Datto Inc.

Platte River calls the second machine “a simple device that sat next to the server.” A spokesman described the device’s function this way:

The Datto device itself takes a daily snapshot of the server in a rolling 30 day deletion. Every 30 days, in a rolling 30 days, that data gets deleted in the last 30 days of emails. It deletes the oldest first, and continues to roll every 30 days.

The spokesman expressed doubt as to whether the second device will help the FBI retrieve deleted Clinton emails. But Platte River has an interest in minimizing the importance of this device, having declined to turn it over initially. The company’s spokesman explained that the FBI had only asked for the server, so that’s all it got.

In any event, the FBI may have a better shot at recovering deleted emails once it has the two Platte River devices plus data from Datto’s server. Datto is set to turn over to the FBI the “node” that allowed it to store data from Clinton’s server on its cloud. The FBI has also recently seized four servers housed at State Department headquarters.

I think we can say, at a minimum, that it is conducting a serious investigation. If Hillary told President Obama to “call off your f—ing dogs,” Obama apparently has yet to comply.

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