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Mystery Man Behind Clinton Email Server Uncovered?

By    |   Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:28 AM

A longtime Clinton aide who had involvement in the former first couple's multiple controversies appears to be the person who registered the server for Hillary Clinton's private email address at her upstate New York home.

Eric Hothem, a Washington stockbroker and the husband of a Democrat fundraiser and consultant, is reportedly the person who created the personal email server for Hillary Clinton to use during her tenure as secretary of state. The New York Times reported this week that Clinton exclusively used a private email account instead of a government email, an alleged violation of the Federal Records Act.

On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that the private email server installed at the Clintons' Chappaqua home was traced to a man named Eric Hoteham, though the AP could not find anyone with that name in public records or other online databases, according to Politico.

After some investigation, it was uncovered that an Eric Hothem was an aide to Hillary Clinton during her time as first lady.

Hothem was involved in the 2001 controversy over the Clintons removal of furnishings from the White House when President Bill Clinton left office.

A White House usher told the Washington Post at the time that Hothem assured him the items belonged to the Clintons.

Ultimately, the Clintons returned several pieces of furniture to the White House and paid $86,000 for gifts they took with them, according to Politico.

Hothem also was a player in the scandal surrounding the pardon for Roger Clinton given to him by his half-brother, President Bill Clinton, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

At the same time Roger Clinton was refusing to testify during a congressional investigation into the matter, he received a $15,000 wire transfer from an account in Hothem's name, according to the newspaper.

"Lawyers told the committee that 'the account is a personal Citibank account of former President and Senator Clinton' and that the money was a loan for Roger Clinton to obtain legal counsel for the investigation," the Free Beacon reports. The payment was made "at the height of public outcry and investigative activity regarding the pardons and at a time when Roger Clinton was deciding whether to provide testimony," according to the congressional report.

Operating her own server would have enabled Clinton to block government or private subpoenas in criminal, administrative or civil cases because her lawyers could object in court before being forced to turn over any emails, according to CBS DC, which notes that "in most cases, individuals who operate their own email servers are technical experts or users so concerned about issues of privacy and surveillance they take matters into their own hands."

Hothem began his financial career in 2002, shortly after the Clintons left the White House, according to the Free Beacon, starting at Citigroup before going to JP Morgan Chase in 2013.

"An analysis of Clinton's personal financial disclosure forms shows she maintained accounts worth millions of dollars at Citibank throughout her years in the Senate. She moved her largest accounts to JP Morgan in 2009," according to the newspaper.

"Her most recent available public financial disclosure in 2012 shows that she holds up to $25 million worth of assets in a JP Morgan account. Hothem did not make the switch to JP Morgan until Clinton was out of federal office in May 2013."

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A long-time Clinton aide who had involvement in the former first couple’s multiple controversies appears to be the person who registered the server for Hillary Clinton’s private email address at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y.
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Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:28 AM
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