Trey Gowdy said on Thursday that Hillary Clinton managed to purge her emails so thoroughly that many of the messages that were on her private server are now irretrievable.
As Clinton continues to face questions over the discovery of thousands of new undisclosed emails, Gowdy was asked for his thoughts on the controversy on Thursday’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom. Gowdy said that based on how the former Secretary of State covered her tracks, he surmised that her deleted emails probably had far more interesting information than the personal affairs she claims them to be.
“They didn’t just push the delete button, they had them deleted where even God can’t read them,” the Benghazi Committee chairman said. “They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or bridemaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”
According to their website, BleachBit is a software that allows users to wipe their servers in a way that would “prevent recovery” of files and remove traces from the computer memory. The website even includes a caption bragging about their name-drop from Gowdy.
Clinton recently shrugged off concerns from the scandal and said it’s “a lot of smoke and there’s no fire,” but Gowdy would beg to differ.
“It’s arson. It’s pyromania. It’s not smoke,” said Gowdy. “That’s the interesting thing about credibility and believability: You can’t just keep it in one compartment. When you are a habitual, serial liar in this facet of life, it tends to make people not believe you in other facets of life.”
It should be noted, though, that when Secretary Clinton “wiped” her server, it didn’t just contain personal emails, which is what Gowdy’s comments suggest. Whether Clinton should have “wiped” the server is one thing, but the presence of work-related emails would reasonably lead someone to do so thoroughly if they were going to do it at all.
Watch above, via Fox.
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