Hillary’s emails have been a major topic throughout this entire election cycle. Questions about deleted emails have never subsided, in part because no one believes Clinton’s claims that they contained nothing of importance. Reddit user stonetear, who has been deleting posts over the past few hours, posted to Reddit for tech help by way of a VIP account belonging to “someone you’d recognize.”

What’s archived and left of the conversation is here on Reddit.

Here’s some of the evidence that “stonetear” is Paul Combetta of Platte River Networks. US News has uncovered compelling evidence to that effect, which they published in an article earlier today.

July 24, 2014 – “stonetear” posted:

“Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.

I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.

Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?”

According to US News, in an FBI report, Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s attorney, requested in December, 2014 that the email retention policy be shortened to 60 days. The FBI report says Mills “instructed [redacted] to modify the email retention policy on Clinton’s clintonemail.com e-mail account” but that “according to [redacted] he did not make these changes to Clinton’s clintonemail.com account until March 2015.”