The maker of software that Hillary Clinton used to delete thousands of e-mails from the secret, unsanctioned server she used during her tenure as Secretary of State is now bragging about its role in obstructing federal law enforcement investigation of Clinton’s activities.
BleachBit bragged in a post on its website about how it helped “stifle” the federal investigation into whether Clinton broke multiple federal laws governing the handling of classified national security information.
In an interview on Fox News, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) name-dropped the firm Clinton used to “wipe” her e-mail server. At the three-minute mark, Gowdy said that she used BleachBit to delete these emails “so even God couldn’t read them,” which seems to contradict Clinton’s claim that her deleted e-mails contained only innocuous personal information such as yoga routines and wedding arrangements for her daughter.
“When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see,” Gowdy said.
The firm also bragged about a spike in web traffic after Gowdy mentioned BleachBit’s role in obstructing an investigation by federal law enforcement officials.
Last year when Clinton was asked about wiping her email server, she joked, ‘Like with a cloth or something?’ It turns out now that BleachBit was that cloth.
As of the time of writing BleachBit has not been served a warrant or subpoena in relation to the investigation. BleachBit is free of charge to use in any environment whether it is personal, commercial, educational, or governmental, and the cleaning process is not reversible.
Immediately when the story broke this morning, traffic to the BleachBit web site and download servers spiked. As the story went viral on Twitter, a second, larger wave of traffic came to the site. The new servers are fully handling the loads.
Pasted below is the screenshot of the BleachBit post bragging about its role in helping Hillary Clinton obstruct justice. Given the company’s apparent glee at deleting digital information, we thought it might be a good idea to preserve that blog post for the sake of posterity.