Rep. Jim Jordan questions FBI director James Comey about Paul Combetta, the Clinton IT staffer who was granted immunity for his role in deleting emails from her private server. A Reddit account was recently uncovered by online sleuths containing posts where Combetta asked for advice in deleting names from the to/from fields of a “very VIP” email account.
REP. JIM JORDAN: Here’s the takeaway in my mind: [Cheryl] Mills gets a heads up in mid-summer of 2014. July 23, the day before Mr. Combetta’s Reddit post, the House Benghazi Committee and the State Dept. reached an agreement on production of documents. Mills has a conversation with Paul Combetta. He goes on Reddit then, and tries to figure out how he can get rid of all this email. Even though he is not successful then, he has to do it later on with BleachBit. And then the clincher: Just last week, he’s going online and trying to delete these Reddit posts. He’s trying to delete his tracks. He’s trying to cover up the cover-up.
I guess the question is: In light of all this, are you thinking about reopening the investigation?
FBI DIRECTOR COMEY: I may have misunderstood the question, I don’t understand that to be about deleting the emails, but rather deleting from the ‘from’ line the actual email address. Maybe I misunderstood you.