2016 American Election

Did Hilary Clinton’s IT Expert Ask Reddit How To Delete Emails?

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This article isn’t going to be about Clinton versus Trump, or which candidate would be the best choice for America. That’s not for us to decide (we can’t vote in the United States. But if you can, you should!). This post is about a crazy internet conspiracy theory that just might — might — be true.

It does look like an old Reddit post points directly to Hilary hiring IT specialist Paul Combetta to delete sensitive emails from her server, something that has become a large controversy for the presidential candidate.

A two-year old post made on the /r/exchangserver subreddit shows someone with the username “Stonetear” asking how to delete and/or strip emails from a “very” very important person (no, that’s not a typo). Internet users have since made the connection from this seemingly anonymous post from years ago to Combetta, claiming that he made the mistake of using a common username across all of his various internet accounts.

Here’s a graphic that is floating around social media today. We had edited the foul language out, but that’s it.

Via Reddit

Combetta was asked to testify regarding this matter before a congressional committee, but plead the Fifth Ammendment and refused to answer any questions. Clinton critics are pointing to this as evidence that Clinton covered up her role in the 2012 Benghazi Attacks that saw numerous U.S. officials killed by Islamic militants. Clinton was the Secretary of State at the time.

Is this evidence legit? Who knows. It looks damaging, but we always encourage our readers to not believe everything they read on the internet without looking further into things.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.

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