John McAfee on Clinton: The FBI is either incompetent or corrupt in dealing with Hillary’s emails
A new look at the Hillary Clinton email saga seeks the truth behind the FBI’s involvement.
by John McAfee
November 3, 2016
I finally got around to watching the interrogation of FBI Director James Comey by Congressman Jim Jordan. It was an eye-opening epiphany, and it once and for all made clear to me that the cyber technologists within the FBI are either the most incompetent on this planet or corrupt in handling the Hillary Clinton email saga.
I was watching the interrogation with lukewarm interest up to the point that the congressman asked Comey if the FBI was aware of Paul Combetta’s enquiry on Reddit about how to strip an email address from a server’s email data base. Mr Combetta, by the way, is the technical expert who ultimately deleted 33,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Two points stood out. Firstly, Comey was not sure that the FBI was aware of Combetta’s post on Reddit. He knew Clinton’s email address had been removed but he believed that the emails were still intact. Secondly, Combetta testified that Clinton was afraid that her email address would be given to the public. So he removed it from the emails.
Now, any competent software engineer can take the above two conditions and will come to the same conclusion that I reached: Clinton, or someone in her staff, came up with the bright idea of stripping all of the headers from her emails, rendering the remaining texts virtually useless. They would have no “from” or “to” fields, no date stamps, no time stamps, and no information on who may or may not have been copied on the emails – and, it could be done, seemingly in a legal fashion, by stating “we only removed Hillary’s email address for privacy reasons”.
The fact that the entire header also disappeared was an “unexpected” artefact of the process. “Oops… my bad” was all someone had to say. Brilliant, I admit, but due to extenuating circumstances it didn’t work out the way it was planned, for reasons I will explain later. So the radical step of using BleachBit to wipe the emails was eventually taken.
John McAfee was a candidate to be the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate in 2016