A controversial Reddit post is momentarily the center of attention of the House Oversight Committee. It seems like the username that posted a question regarding the formalities of erasing an email address can be traced back to an employee of the firm in charge of Clinton’s IT department.
This July, Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the Science Committee demanded that transcribed copies of the interviews with the employees of Platte River Networks be included in the ongoing investigation of the Clinton email leak.
However, the request was rebuffed until Monday when a number of Reddit users presented new, compelling evidence in the case. It seems that Paul Combetta, one of the employees of the above-mentioned IT firm posted a very incriminating question on the website under the name of “stonetear.”
“I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s email address from a bunch of archived emails. 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 of the emails we want to send out.”
The post has been deleted, but proof of its existence remains in the form of print screens captured by other Reddit users that stumbled upon it at the time. According to the evidence, the post originates from July 23rd, 2014, one day before the State Department made an agreement with the Benghazi House Select Committee.
Currently, the identity of “stonetear” was not confirmed, but some skilled Reddit users discovered that the Paul Combetta has an account on Etsy under the same username and, even more incriminating, there is a website dubbed combetta.com that was registered under a Gmail address bearing the same name.
Kenneth Eichner, one of the attorneys of Platte River Networks refused to comment on the subject.
The interviews that were initially rebuffed are scheduled to take place this Friday, September 23rd. Combetta is now a suspect in the case of the Clinton emails that were subpoenaed by the Benghazi House Committee.
In the case in which the Republican candidate manages to defeat the GOP nominee in the race for presidency, this will be the first time in American history when a president was investigated by the FBI for a major federal time.
Clinton’s supporters believe that the email scandal is throwing a shadow on the potential debut of the first female president in the history of the United States.
What is your input? Do you think Combetta orchestrated everything, and the Reddit post was his biggest oversight?
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