It Never Ends

The Interwebs brings news that Hillary Clinton’s “eraser” may have been on Reddit asking for advise about altering classified documents.

An army of reddit users believes it has found evidence that former Hillary Clinton computer specialist Paul Combetta solicited free advice regarding Clinton’s private email server from users of the popular web forum.

A collaborative investigation showed a reddit user with the username stonetear requested help in relation to retaining and purging email messages after 60 days, and requested advice on how to remove a “VERY VIP” individual’s email address from archived content.

The requests match neatly with publicly known dates related to Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Stonetear has deleted the posts, but before doing so, the pages were archived by other individuals.

What’s astonishing to me is the fact Team Cankles hired the dumbest IT people they could find. How can you have a job in IT and not know that anything posted on the Internet is forever. There is no deleting stuff. Similarly, they appear to have not fully understood how e-mail works.

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?

There’s nothing wrong with going on-line for help, but if I’m hiring someone to be my super secret e-mail eraser, I want someone that answers these questions, not the guy that asks them.

Stonetear posted to reddit on Dec. 10, 2014:
Hello- I have a client who wants to push out a 60 day email retention policy for certain users. However, they also want these users to have a ‘Save Folder’ in their Exchange folder list where the users can drop items that they want to hang onto longer than the 60 day window.
All email in any other folder in the mailbox should purge anything older than 60 days (should not apply to calendar or contact items of course). How would I go about this? Some combination of retention and managed folder policy?
The FBI report says that Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide and attorney, requested in December 2014 that the email retention policy be shortened to 60 days. The FBI report says Mills “instructed [redacted] to modify the email retention policy on Clinton’s clintonemail.com e-mail account” but that “according to [redacted] he did not make these changes to Clinton’s clintonemail.com account until March 2015.”

The report says the person, essentiallyidentified as Combetta by The New York Times, realized in late March 2015 that he had not made the retention change and “had an ‘oh sh–‘ moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015, deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the [Platte River Networks] server and used BleachBit to deleted [sic] the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton’s emails.”

There’s little doubt at this point that members of Team Clinton should have been charged with obstruction of justice, in addition to violation of federal law with regards to classified information. If we had anything resembling the rule of law, most of Team Clinton would be in Federal prison working on deals where they roll on the old bag. Instead, there’s a very real chance she ends up in the White House.

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Not only did Comey go in the tank for Hilary, his FBI has given too many domestic terrorists a free pass. How many Islamic madmen is it now who have been “interviewed” by the FBI and let go? They of course hide behind the “civil rights” of the madmen. Or they say it’s a resource issue. I don’t believe it. I could understand administration lackeys like Josh Ernst and Jeh Johnson adopting and facilitating Obama’s love of Islam, but the FBI? The rule of law is a joke while Obama is president.

thor47
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thor47

Considering the Clintons are walking around free, and anyone paying the slightest attention since their ” two for one ”
presidential days knows they are criminals, the rule of law has been a joke for a long time.

Severian
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This is why we must elect Donald Trump. Elect der Trumpenfuhrer, and I promise you that the Media and the federal bureaucracy (assuming there’s a functional difference at this point) will suddenly be VERY interested in even the hint of an allegation of an impropriety. President Trump won’t be able to cheat at Solitaire without a blue ribbon Congressional commission and a twelve part expose in the New York Times.

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

That’s what cancels out any worries about what Trump might do. The Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself), academia, the bureaucracy, “law” “enforcement” and the-butt sore central apparatchiks in his own party hate him and would be hot to impeach him or at least thwart anything he tried that looked suspicious. The Congress and the courts would rediscover their function as coequal branches of government. We might remember what checks and balances are.

King George III
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King George III

Sure, the permanent, unelected government might rediscover checks and balances in order to fight him on every little detail of: the Trumpenwall, deporting 100 million foreigners, restoring marriage to its proper patriarchal order, improving White (American) fertility, making the military a masculine institution again, nuking the Ivy League, restoring manufacturing industry, eliminating the government debt, and slipping a knife between the ribs of the Federal Reserve. So Trump doesn’t fire 90% of Washington and he doesn’t become God-Emperor, and also doesn’t accomplish much of anything else. And then what? In 8 years, the permanent, unelected government creaks back into gear,… Read more »

Notsothoreau
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Notsothoreau

Someone posted this yesterday:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers_v._United_States

Seems the President can fire any Federal employee without Congressional over site.

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Nobody is going to cure a century of metastasizing government and proggie lunacy in one administration. Stopping the downward slide for 8 years is preferable to letting it accelerate for 8 years. Gridlock is our friend for now. It’s up to sane and responsible people to use such a breather to organize and start arsing themselves to fix things. If we don’t try, we’re permascrewed. We might be screwed anyway, but why give up? Eight years of Obama’s abuses and usurpations should be enough to scare the normals into action.

Wilbur Hassenfus
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Wilbur Hassenfus

The trouble is that the next crazy always turns into the new normal. Most people won’t believe the waters getting hot until they see the bubbles.

And even then, it’s “If only Comrade Stalin knew!”

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Gridlock is our friend for now.”

Yeah totally man, we just need another 10 years to totally get the naturally conservatarian Hispanics onboard with English Common Law and the Right of the Weal. It’ll totally happen bro.

I want Hitler. Fuck this shit. Weimar problems demand Wiemar solutions.

Brad
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Brad

Bureaucrats refer to elected officials as “Christmas help”. Temporary in their ability to change anything.

Z – I’m surprised any FB’y would go fishing or hunting in the woods. Maybe that was in olden times.

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I’ll tell you then what. If we are wise, we use this time to hold an Article 5 Convention of States, and we pass the Liberty Amendments on their DC asses! That’s what. If The POTUS Trump got behind it with his Master Persuader skills, it could be done in 5 years.

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james wilson

You have way too much confidence in the public, Fred. They ratified the 16th Amendment 103 years ago, and it’s been downhill ever since. Conservative of that day figured they’s shut up the progressive yammering by passing the income tax in Congress and putting it put to the States for a sound rejection.

Old Codger
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Old Codger

Little did they know the Proggies would lie, cheat and steal the ratification elections! To this day there is serious, if very quiet, debate as to whether the ratification was accomplished in legal fashion.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Bring on the age of Caesars, I say.”

GOD.
DAMNED.
RIGHT.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m hoping for the Trumpenfuhrer precisely because I want this charade to end with the blood-dripping hammer in my team’s hand. The fiction of our Republic ended long before I was ever born. The “we can’t do that, what if the Dems do it” bullshit doesn’t faze me anymore, BECAUSE THE DEMS HAVE ALREADY FUCKING DONE IT. All. All of it. Every form of corruption and abuse of power imaginable the fucking Dems and their Benetton Army of subhuman shitskin monkeys have inflicted on me and mine. All while the Jew lugenpresse and enabler GOP cucks looked on silently. Fuck… Read more »

Karl Horst (Germany)
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Karl Horst (Germany)

@ Severian – “Trumpenführer”! Very good. I had to give you a thumbs up for that one. You might want to contact the Hugo Boss design team to come up with a nice outfit for the occasion.

Severian
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@Karl Horst, I wish it were original to me (and knew how to make umlauts in html). Alas, I’m not that clever. But as Commissioner of Ballistic Punishments, I’ll need you to devise proper…motivation… for people to refer to him correctly. Including the article — I assume it’s “die Trumpenfuhrer”? (N.b. to lurking NSA men, this is a question about German grammar). I get the impression “der” is for direct objects…?

Karl Horst (Germany)
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Karl Horst (Germany)

@ Severian – In German, der, die and das are definite articles for masculine (der), feminine (die) and neuter (das). In this case “Der Trumpenführer” would be correct.

Here is a link to foreign ASCII characters: http://www.theasciicode.com.ar/

As for motivation…I think the words Sieg and Heil have already been used. And I would definitely avoid anything with the right arm in the air. 🙂

King George III
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King George III

I’m no genius, but I could write a little script to strip out a bit of text from some emails with a few dozen lines of code, regex, and an hour, but this chucklefuck goes on plebbit of all places to ask how to alter Hillary Goddamn Clinton’s classified email records.

The incompetence is mind-blowing.

LetsPlay
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LetsPlay

And again, she wants to be in charge of all of us? And we should “trust” her? I’ve been to NYC and I know what “trust me” means!

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I trust Hillary. I trust that everything she says is untrue.

Sterling
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Sterling

In a way it does make sense that this guy was picked to set up the email server. A truly smart IT guy would have made regular backups of the underlying db in a location he controlled. Hillary wanted someone just smart enough to get things set up, but not smart enough to think for himself.

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More likely is that she has been getting away with brazen, blatant scams for so long that her grifter chops have atrophied, which is especially obvious in the age of the internet.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
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Solomon Honeypickle IV

So the guy was trying to edit the docs in place, rather than wipe the entire drive. Why?

Notsothoreau
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Notsothoreau

So he could turn in something, without implicating her. I suspect this company worked primarily as a government contractor.

CaptDMO
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CaptDMO

Because “smashed with a hammer” doesn’t quite meet the “Do NOT alter, or destroy” profile.

CaptDMO
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CaptDMO

Poor Hill…If it’s not The Chinese Water Torture, it’s The Death of a Thousand (paper)Cuts.
drip………..drip………drip……….drip……….

JohnTyler
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JohnTyler

The really sad and very frightening thing about all of the crimes Hillary has committed is the total and complete indifference of her supporters to her criminal actions. They really are true believers. On CNBC recently, the former US Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson reiterated his support for the criminal Hillary. This is really un-F’n believable. And also on CNBC recently, the BILLIONAIRE, and famous short seller, Jim Chanos (who runs Kynikos Assoc.) mentioned he will be voting for Hillary. Supposedly, these really smart folks should know better. One and only conclude, as did Woodrow Wilson, that the US… Read more »

Patricia
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Patricia

In my view, one of the most fun things about the Clintons is that they hired people not for competence, but for loyalty to the Clintons, do or die loyalty. So they got incompetent help, which ensured that all their bullshit antics would sooner or later see the light of day. It was extremely appalling to watch them do their criminal bit in the 90s, and it seems their MO is still how they function–bumbling, incompetent, unprofessional crooks who get caught every time, but are allowed to skate. It’s the “allowed to skate” problem that needs to be fixed and… Read more »

Old Codger
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Old Codger

Well, they do hire expert hitmen and pay off medical examiners, left and right!
Coroner examining Clinton victim: “Well , he missed on the first shot to the back of his head, so he had to take another to complete this suicide!”

Patricia
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Patricia

You got it! I wrote political satire about the Clintons back in the 90s including one called something like “Apparent Suicide Syndrome (ASS).” At least it made me laugh.

fiftyville
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fiftyville

You’re 100% correct. Politicians hire for loyalty, not brains. Brains usually have some ethics or a sense of self-preservation, which will be bad for the politician.

Zed
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Zed

Team Cankles hired the dumbest IT guys so they could roll them under the bus when the time came.

fiftyville
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fiftyville

“What’s astonishing to me is the fact Team Cankles hired the dumbest IT people they could find.”

No, this is not astonishing, this is politics. Politicians hire staffers and help for loyalty, not brains. Believe me, I know, having consulted to government offices. Politicians believe loyalty protects them from their less-than-honest actions, but it results in people whose technical acumen makes them say their computer is broken when it’s actually turned off. Seriously. Three times in one day.