Hillary Clinton’s Emails: She Used Bleachbit And Other Extreme Means To Get Rid Of Data The Government Asked For

Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server were scrubbed away from existence in a few different ways, one of which involved the utilization of an effective program known as Bleachbit, which is a free yet advanced data erasing service.

Bleachbit was used to wipe Clinton’s private server clean, and in this context, “clean” means unretrievable, never to be found again, or in South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy’s words, Clinton’s method of deleting emails by way of Bleachbit was so successful that “even God couldn’t read them,” as reported by Politico.

Gowdy went on to say, “They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or bridesmaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”

In regards to the batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails that the FBI had wanted to investigate, Clinton has repeatedly insisted that 30,000 of them were personal in nature.

Now, Gowdy and many others are wondering why the democratic presidential nominee would go to such extreme measures to eliminate emails about, as Hillary has repeatedly said, things such as yoga and Chelsea’s wedding plans.

However, contrary to what Gowdy says, Fox Business reported on August 29 that Andrew Ziem, the co-founder and mastermind behind Bleachbit, claims it could be possible to recover the set of Hillary Clinton’s emails wiped clean by the software.

“What BleachBit can do is delete the data off of the server on which it was run… A challenge for Hillary though would be that emails that she sent out to the Senate email servers and to other parties – that’s beyond the scope of BleachBit,” he said.

Ziem, who told the Washington Examiner it was probable that the reason Bleachbit was used by Clinton’s staff was to permanently eliminate information, also spoke out in response to a claim made by a CNN journalist who said that it seemed unlikely that Clinton would use a free, widely available program to erase data.

Ziem didn’t deny the validity of the journalist’s assumption but instead suggested that Clinton’s aides could have been aiming to hide money trails by taking advantage of the free system of Bleachbit.

Bleachbit’s company website states, “Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster.”

Ziem has maintained that the FBI has not been in contact with him or any other Bleachbit employees regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Clinton’s use of Bleachbit to get rid of files has become a marketing tactic for the data scrubbing company, as they make it known on their homepage that the former first lady trusted their service to eliminate what many believe to be incriminating evidence.


In addition to scrubbing her server clean by way of Bleachbit, there have been other ways of making Hillary Clinton’s emails disappear. Justin Cooper, one of former President Bill Clinton’s assistants, admitted that there were at least two instances in which he purposely destroyed Mrs. Clinton’s Blackberry or another mobile device by physically breaking it with his hands or smashing it with a hammer, according to PJ Media.

Then there are the cases of Hillary’s staff not being able to locate all of the FBI-requested devices, as reported by NBC News.

“The FBI notes that for their investigation they requested all 11 of Clinton’s BlackBerry’s used with her private server, including eight from her time as secretary of State, but her attorneys said that four years after her service ended, they couldn’t locate any of the devices.”

FBI director James Comey admitted that because his team of investigators hadn’t been given every single device used in conjunction with Clinton’s private server, they were not able to positively conclude whether or not classified information had been handled through it.

Hillary Clinton’s emails continue to be a very hot topic, and they no doubt will remain so, as another file dump is coming the public’s way in October. Whether or not this issue will negatively impact Clinton’s presidential chances on November 8 remain to be seen.

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