Reddit Posts By Hillary’s IT Guy Proves She Ordered Emails To Be Stripped!
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Source of report here.
Twitter users have discovered a startling revelation after the user name of Hillary Clinton’s IT specialist, Paul Combetta was traced. The computer specialist was given immunity by the U.S. Department of Justice when news broke out that he had deleted Clinton’s emails from her private server. Combetter claims he was not ordered to tamper with the emails even though the FBI had previously ordered him not to. Combetter continued to work for the Clintons 6 months after the original story broke. During the six months while investigations were brewing Combetter allegedly posted numerous questions on Reddit asking how to strip out “VIP (VERY VIP)” email addresses out of archived emails and how to configure email retention policies.
In the following message posted to Reddit, Combetter said he was “facing a very interesting situation” requiring him to “strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails”.
Posted July 24, 2014
Remove or replace to/from address on archived emails?
submitted 2 years ago by stonetear
Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?
Combetter received an overwhelming response discussing the difficultly of doing such a thing.
“There is no supported way to do what you’re asking. You can only delete emails after they’re stored in the database. You can’t change them. If there was a feature in Exchange that allowed this, it could result in major legal issues. There may be ways to hack a solution, but I am not aware of any,” one person replied.
Frustrated with some of the answers, Combetter contemplated editing the email files by replacing the email addresses directly.
“I think maybe I wasn’t clear enough in the original post. I have these emails available in a PST file. Can I rewrite them in the PST? I could also export to MSG and do some sort of batch find/replace. Anyone know of tools that might help with this?” Combetter replied.
Read the thread here:(Link: www.reddit.com)
In another post, in December 2014, Combetter asked the group how to setup 60 day email retention policy for specific users. He never received a response. It seems no such policy was in place at the time and all 30,000 emails were on the server before it was wiped after the story broke. Clinton’s office disclosed on March 10, 2015, that she gave the State Department 30,490 work-related emails on Dec. 5, 2014, and “chose not to keep” 31,830 emails she deemed “personal.” — yoga routines and stuff she says.