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Clinton lawyer says her email server was wiped clean

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal lawyer has told a Senate committee that emails and all other data on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal authorities.

In a letter sent last week to the Senate Homeland Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, Kendall said the server was transferred to the FBI on August 12 by Platte River Networks, a Denver firm hired by Clinton to oversee the device. Federal investigators requested custody of the server to learn whether the data stored on it was secure.

In exchanges with reporters earlier this week, Clinton said she was not aware if the data on her server was erased.

Forensics experts said emails and other data can still be extracted from servers even after they are expunged.

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