Friday, September 23, 2016

House Oversight Committee Orders Reddit to Preserve Posts of Tech Suspected of Deleting Clinton Emails

The request seeks to establish whether Paul Combetta, an IT technician for the firm Platte River Networks, was responsible for a posting on Reddit over 2 years ago which asked for help stripping the email address of a “very VIP” from archived messages.

Combetta was the computer specialist who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails using the BleachBit app while they were under subpoena but was granted immunity by the Justice Department.

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, told The Hill that Reddit is “cooperating” with the request, which he says carries the “weight of law.”

“You can’t destroy things and hope things magically get erased,” he said, adding that the allegations “fit the pattern of what we think was happening.”