Stonetear deletes Benghazi-era emails, Reditt pwnage


Paul Combetta, Hillary’s IT guy over at Platte River has been busy lately. Busy deleting all kinds of data. An old Reddit page has been archived. Not sure if he was aware that could happen. Judging from his lack of electronic Discovery knowledge from his pleas of help, it doesn’t look like it. Maybe he didn’t know that the emails in question couldn’t be altered to change the TO/From fields, without obviously screwing with an FBI investigation, but he found out that they could be deleted (kind of.) And that’s what he did. Could these be the deleted emails? Let’s see… 2 years ago…what was going on in the Clinton camp at the time?

Was it the Benghazi material? Is that the October Surprise? Who is Stonetear? The FBI is on it, so surely that will end up well. /s


When ordinary citizens do the FBI’s job for them. (archived)



The inactive website is registered to the email address
An account for a person named Paul Combetta on the web bazaar Etsy also has the username stonetear.
Using ICANN, some redditors have already dumped the gmail.

Mini-timeline of events…
On July 23, 2014, the House Select Committee on Benghazi had reached an agreement with the State Department on the production of records.

On July 24, 2014, stonetear posted to reddit:
“Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?”

Stonetear posted to reddit on Dec. 10, 2014:
Hello- I have a client who wants to push out a 60 day email retention policy for certain users. However, they also want these users to have a ‘Save Folder’ in their Exchange folder list where the users can drop items that they want to hang onto longer than the 60 day window.
All email in any other folder in the mailbox should purge anything older than 60 days (should not apply to calendar or contact items of course). How would I go about this? Some combination of retention and managed folder policy?

Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide and attorney, requested in December 2014 that the email retention policy be shortened to 60 days.

Combetta, in late March 2015, had an ‘oh shit’ moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015, deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the Platte River Networks server and used BleachBit to delete the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton’s emails.

Sept. 13, 2016. Combetta invoked the right not to testify before the House oversight committee, which is probing Clinton’s email practices.Sept. 13, 2016. Combetta invoked the right not to testify before the House oversight committee, which is probing Clinton’s email practices.

Sept. 19, 2016 Reddit noticed the 2 year-old stonetear pleas for help, and started mass archiving.

Sept. 21,2016 The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requests that Reddit provide the related posts and metadata to committee investigators, and Reddit is reportedly cooperating with the order.

Stay tuned, the MSM won’t be covering this…

The lack of Discovery knowledge and the recent Pepe prank getting on to Hillary’s site point to some pretty awful mismanagement of online sources by the Clinton Team. It looks like a lot of deplorable correcting of the corrected record.

Also, Pepe!!