Rep. Trey Gowdy, stated that, “it wouldn’t matter if we had the server or not” since the private server was wiped clean as well.
Gowdy, appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” Wednesday further criticized Hillary Clinton saying, “so for 20 months those e-mails were neither too burdensome nor too cumbersome,” then Hillary deleted the emails, “I just don’t think that passes the laugh test.”
Andrea Mitchell: What do you think happened in this case? Do you have any understanding as to whether the server was wiped clean?
Rep. Trey Gowdy: Well, I just know what her attorney said, which is ‘it wouldn’t matter if we had the server or not.’ Um, so the Bureau is really good at reconstructing things. There are folks in the past who have thought that they have deleted or wiped things clean and the forensic computer experts are able to reconstruct it. I, I find it interesting, however, that it was 20 months after she separated from the State Department when she decided to wipe the server clean or delete. So for 20 months those e-mails were neither too burdensome nor too cumbersome. It was only when our committee began to ask the State Department for her e-mails that she said, ‘you know what, it’s been 20 months. Gosh, I really need to get rid of this stuff.’ I just don’t think that passes the laugh test, but I haven’t had a chance to ask her about it either.