Supporters of Hillary Clinton received a ray of hope early this week only to find it vanished just as quickly with the release of yet another bombshell in the ongoing email scandal.
According to Platte River Networks, the Denver-based technology company tasked with maintaining Hillary’s email operation, her home-baked server showed no signs of having been wiped.
Though critics responded that the claim offered little more credence than did Hillary’s claim of having made a thorough review of her own emails for relevance in the FOIA case, Team Hillary had hopes of removing the smoking gun.
But a revelation Tuesday has likely killed that hope. According to State Department records, there exists a five-month gap in the email correspondence submitted by Hillary’s staff to the agency.
Tom Fitton, head of Judicial Watch, opined that five months of missing emails is akin to the 18-minute gap in the Nixon tapes that ultimately became the greatest argument for obstruction of justice leading to the president’s resignation.
The revelation of missing emails added further pressure to the intensified situation in Washington after Senate leaders wrote an open letterMonday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressing for an opinion on a possible plea bargain for embattled IT staffer Bryan Pagliano.