Clinton: 'I Don't know Anything About' Bleachbit

September 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton claimed ignorance Monday about Bleachbit, the software device advertised for its ability to "prevent recovery" of files, that was used to delete emails from her private server.

"I don't know anything about that," she said after being asked about it by a reporter on her plane. "That was not something that I was aware of, and I think that the facts point out that there was no connection. It wasn't something that, as far as I understand, that was related."

House Benghazi Select Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) said last month on Fox News that Clinton's team used Bleachbit as a means to delete emails to where "even God can't read them." Clinton claimed repeatedly she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department and only deleted emails of a personal nature, but the FBI discovered thousands of work-related emails she failed to turn over during its investigation of her server.

The FBI also learned that a Clinton aide used Bleachbit to wipe her server just three weeks after the New York Times broke the story in March 2015 about Clinton's use of the private system.

FBI Director James Comey did not recommend charges against her but did state she had been "extremely careless" with classified material.