Released Hillary Clinton Emails Reveal…She Was Reading a Book on How to Delete Emails

What Difference Does It Make

In the latest gaffe, we learn (through her own emails), that she asked to borrow a book titled, Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.” Chapter Six of this book is titled, “The Email That Can Land You In Jail,” which includes a section titled: “How to Delete Something So It Stays Deleted.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

From ABC News:

The last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe.

Clinton has not said why she requested the book, but it includes some advice that is particularly interesting in light of the controversy over her unconventional email arrangement at the State Department and her decision to delete tens of thousands of emails she deemed to be purely personal.

Take, for example, Chapter Six: “The Email That Can Land You In Jail.” The chapter includes a section entitled “How to Delete Something So It Stays Deleted.”

The chapter advised that to truly delete emails may require a special rewriting program “to make sure that it’s not just elsewhere on the drive but has in fact been written over sixteen or twenty times and rendered undefinable.”

But Shipley and Schwalbe warn that deleting emails could lead to future legal troubles.

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1 thought on “Released Hillary Clinton Emails Reveal…She Was Reading a Book on How to Delete Emails”

  1. I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. Her actions spell stupid. That is not presidential material.
    For less than 50 dollars there are programs out there that will permanently delete any correspondence you have made from your hard drive.
    What normally happens is the file name is taken and the first letter of the file name is deleted. This allows any computer to write over the existing email.
    That is also why intelligence outfits are able to recover most of a message. IF it hasn’t been reused by the hard drive.
    Formatting is obviously capable of erasing a hard drive inefficiently. It can be recovered if it hasn’t been totally erased.
    One way is to rewrite everything visible on a hard drive. This is a legitimate program that lines the programs up so they are all next to one another on a hard drive. This speeds a computer up by about 50%. It also writes over any existing hard drive space so nothing remains from how it was written on the drive. Might make it a nightmare to recover information yet you have not deliberately done anything to the files.
    Personally I would simply back up the hard drive, change it to a solid state drive, then put the existing programs and existing documents on the new drive. The old drive could be ruined and sold for scrap metal.
    The legitimate motive is to make the machine more efficient.
    A lot of old computers have been recovered with solid state drives.
    Starting with a Program called Puppy, computers on the linux side have written everything to a USB stick or a CD. The operating system is then taken to any computer that allows USB bootup. The entire operating system is written to liquid memory called RAM. When the machine is closed down RAM disappears. The only trace of anything you have done is on the USB Stick. The USB Stick is easily destroyed.

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