Author Jeff Dunetz Partially contributed to this story – May 30, 2016
During the past few months the American public has come to know most of the details concerning Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. However, not a word has been reported about the fact that the Clinton’s in 1996-1998 were investigated in a scandal dubbed “Project X” for allegedly destroying and or loosing potentially incriminating E-mails.
During William Clinton’s tenure in the White House a “glitch” (or person) turned off the automatic E-mail archiving system causing the loss of approximately one million E-mails.
The missing E-mails were thought to be from the accounts of President Clinton and others who were being investigated in the Lewinsky and ‘Filegate’ scandals.
Additionally, all personnel who were involved with the discovery of the missing E-mails were threatened with federal prosecution for communicating with the media, friends, and or family members about the search and or possible content of the missing E-mails.
According to a December 2000 House Oversight Committee report concerning the E-mail scandal:
The White House installed an Automated Records Management System (ARMS) to store all E-mail correspondence in one central place, and make it easier to respond to document subpoenas.
Due to a misconfiguration in the system, E-mail to about 500 White House officials was never recorded.
Missing E-mail was first discovered in January 1998, but the extent of the problem was not realized until later that year.
Despite the fact that E-mail was being subpoenaed in a number of civil and criminal cases, including the Lewinsky affair and the ‘Filegate’ scandal, the White House did not notify investigators that there were numerous E-mails missing.
In mid-February 2000, the ex-chief of White House computer operations, Sheryl Hall who had moved to the Treasury Dept. came forward with allegations that Clinton administration officials were involved in an E-mail cover-up.
Betty Lamuth, working for a private employer under contract to the White House, publicly alleged that White House technicians were threatened with job termination, arrest, and or prosecution for any breach in confidentiality concerning the problem.
The Whitehouse later said the problem was an unintentional “glitch” and “blamed it on “human error,” attributing the problem to a “disconnect” between technicians and lawyers who allegedly did not realize that the computer mistake might have an effect on the pending subpoena requests.”
Betty Lamuth who worked for CEXEC, a subcontractor for Northrop-Grumman that ran and maintained the White House computer system, learned about the missing E-mails from one of her subordinates Robert Haas.
Hass audited the Whitehouse system in June 1998 due to problems that other technicians discovered with the new automated archiving system.
The new system experienced errors in the scanning and storing of Internet E-mail sent to the server used by the Executive Office of the President.
Lamuth testified under oath, that when she informed her superiors of the problem, the Office of Administration counsel Mark Lindsay told her ”that if I or any of my team who knew about the E-mail problem told anyone else about it we would lose our jobs, be arrested and put in jail.”
Additionally, Lamuth said Lindsay specified that she was not to tell even her private-sector boss, Steve Hawkins, who she said eventually removed her from her White House assignment when she refused to tell him about the E-mail problem.
Lamuth said she and her co-workers dubbed the E-mail problem ”Project X,” (as a joking reference to the TV show “The X Files) and because of the threats, she and her staff resolved to meeting in a park close to the New Executive Office Building and in a nearby Starbucks when discussing the matter.
In addition, Lamuth later testified in court stating, “a subordinate told her some of the E-mails contents concerned “Vice President Al Gore’s involvement in campaign fund-raising controversies” and “the sale of Clinton Commerce Department trade mission seats in exchange for campaign contributions.”
The subordinate stated firmly that the E-mails also contained information on the White House’s improper gathering of FBI background files of long-ago Republican appointees and the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal”
A Northrop Grumman official, Joseph Vasta, testified the Clinton-Gore White House intimidated the E-mail contractor, Northrop Grumman, into participating in the E-mail cover-up.
Vasta testified that it was made apparent that Northrop Grumman could lose its $50-million annual contract if it didn’t play ball with the Clinton-Gore White House.”
Not all of the Whitehouse E-mails were lost– just the ones on the Mail2 server. The officials served by E-mail 2 included Doris Matsui, Marsha Scott (Clinton’s alleged mistress) Sidney Blumenthal, Cheryl Mills, Bruce Lindsey (Chairman of the Board Clinton Foundation), Erskine Bowles, Rahm Emanuel, Nancy Hernreich, John Podesta, Ira Magaziner, Ann Lewis, Charles Ruff (Attorney who defended Clinton in his impeachment trial), Lanny Breuer, Paul Begala (An advisor to Bill Clinton), and President Clinton.
If some of the aforementioned names sound familiar, they should. People such as Sid Blumenthal and Cheryl Mills have been questioned as part of the present Clinton E-mail scandal, John Podesta is running Hillary’s present presidential campaign and Lanny Breuer (special counsel to President William Jefferson Clinton) who recently was connected with operation Fast and Furious
Additionally they were also involved with Lyin’ Crooked Hillary’s tenure at state and/or her campaign. Sid Blumenthal and Cheryl Mills are connected with Lyin’ Crooked Hillary’s current E-mail scandal.
Bruce Lindsey now the Chairman of the Board of the Clinton Foundation was the foundation’s CEO from 2003 to 2013 during Lyin’ Crooked Hillary’s term as Secretary of State which according to Peter Schweizer’s best-selling book Clinton Cash, a time when the foundation and the state department were involved in cronyism.
Sheryl Hall had discovered an earlier possible Clinton violation of the law:
In early 1994, when a White House database was being developed, ostensibly for use as the First Lady’s Christmas card list, she became concerned about the inclusion of political information such as contributions to the Democratic National Committee.
Hall found the White House was exchanging tapes and information with the DNC.
Hall further said that she believed that using government resources for political purposes was a violation of the Hatch Act.
She discussed her objections with her immediate supervisor and with Patsy Thomasson, (assistant director of the Office of Management and Administration) and Marsha Scott.
Scott, also known as William Clinton’s ‘Hippie Girlfriend’ was part of the Clinton’s Arkansas administration.
Scott told Sheryl Hall that the database was top priority for Hillary and that the president was also very interested in it. A few weeks after their conversations took place, Hall was taken off the E-mail project.
According to numerous published documents, news about “project x” began to disappear in October 2000, as the country approached the presidential election.
Perhaps because the MSM was trying to protect Vice President Al Gore as he campaigned for a promotion (which sounds like the present Clinton E-mail case where the MSM is doing its best to cover up the scandal).
As much as can be discerned from the ‘Project X’ investigation to date, the E-mails dealing with the William Clinton White House scandals have never been discovered and turned over to the national archives.
Coincidentally, the chances of the missing E-mails from Crooked Hillary’s E-mail server will most likely never find their way to the national archives is about the same chances of you or I ever winning the Powerball Lottery.