While part of the Hillary Clinton email scandal has included her recently handing over an empty server, blank and void of any information to the FBI, some of the Hillary Clinton emails do include some revealing information, among them an email request Clinton made to borrow a book with a chapter on how to delete emails “that can land you in jail.”
According to ABC News, the Hillary Clinton emails that were handed over to the State Department and released to the public, include an emailed request from Hillary to Cheryl D. Mills to borrow a book titled, Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.
Hillary’s request to borrow the book might not be much of an eyebrow-raiser were it not for the ongoing email controversy surrounding Clinton’s deleting thousands of emails from her State Department email account that she says were personal. Those critical of Clinton deleting the emails, meanwhile, say their contents should be made available to the American public.
Armed with the knowledge provided by Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better, those critical of Hillary Clinton deleting the emails may be out of luck since the book goes into detail about how to get rid of emails once and for all, though Clinton has neither confirmed nor denied that learning how to get rid of emails is why she requested the book.
Rare reports that Chapter Six of Send is titled “The Email That Can Land You In Jail,” which in turn has a section titled “How to Delete Something So It Stays Deleted.”
The goal of the chapter is made clear, instructing readers how to best get rid of email for good, noting that simply deleting an email doesn’t get rid of it, but just puts it somewhere else.
“Some people are hoarders, some are checkers. The main thing to consider is that once you do decide to delete, it’s like taking the garbage from your kitchen and putting it in your hallway. It’s still there.”
So how can one truly destroy an email as if it were a paper letter burned to ashes?
The Send book says that the best way is to get a rewriting program that digitally scrubs and re-scrubs the email until it’s so scrambled it can’t be read, saying “to make sure (an email) is not just elsewhere on the drive but has in fact been written over sixteen or twenty times and rendered undefinable.”
Despite Hillary Clinton’s stance that she has done nothing illegal, improper, or wrong, an FBI investigation into the matter is ongoing, and ABC News reports that a recent poll showed that “most Americans” think Hillary Clinton’s suspicious behavior regarding the emails makes a criminal investigation legitimate.
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