The Federal Bureau of Investigation was unable to access any of the cell phones Hillary Clinton used while she was Secretary of State and now we know why – she had her staff smash them with a hammer.
According to newly released FBI documents, the investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email server was unable to obtain potentially important evidence from the eight cell phones she used while Secretary of State.
Justin Cooper, a Department of State aide, recalled at least two occasions when he “destroyed” the secretary of state’s old Blackberry cell phones, according to FBI documents.
Clinton’s lawyers were also unable to locate the phones. Her aides told FBI investigators the former diplomat went through phones often, and the “whereabouts” of her old phones would become unknown once she switched to a new device.
Cooper would destroy Clinton’s old phones by “breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer,” according to investigators.