The Mysterious FBI Sunday Document Dump #5 and The “Missing” Clinton Seagate Hard Drive…

update-1Update to clarify the context of the FBI release from Katica, the internet researcher who discovered the documents:

(Via Katica) Please keep in mind that this release was not a Sunday doc dump. It is still not on the FBI Vault site.  And the FBI Vault Twitter account has not Tweeted it out.  Nor has the FBI released a statement on it. I imagine they are freaking out right about now. I’m probably on a list for sure now and it isn’t for employment.

The document was only accessible from my link. Now that it has been shared a million or more times (lol) it is becoming searchable on Google. We have no idea if/when they were going to release it. The FBI has made no mention of the document as of yet either. I do hope that a news site does an article on that aspect of it.

comey-2As many of you are aware the FBI mysteriously dumped 300 pages of investigative material in an unusual Sunday evening upload.  For the sake of brevity we are calling it “a release”.

The timing and content of the FBI release are curious and a few people are attempting to understand what’s going on.

It has taken us a full day to look over the #5 release and scour it for information. There’s some rather interesting findings.

What follows below may possibly indicate a motive, and might also outline an internal effort within the FBI to push forward: a.) action by President Obama on behalf of Hillary Clinton, vis-a-vis a pardon; or, b.) action by the incoming administration to ensure  criminal charges.

Most of the MSM attention, scant though it is, has focused on the last few pages of the latest document release (pgs 295-299) which highlight specific evidence that Hillary Clinton was passing on classified information, via email, to Sidney Blumenthal.

Watch this interview with Lou Dobbs last night and Judge Andrew Napolitano:

In addition to the Sidney Blumenthal angle, the question posed by Lou Dobbs about FBI motive for uploading the documents is a dangling participle remaining from the discussion. However, within the release on Page #283 there’s an important discovery which may answer that question.

Bear with me, as I try to explain a complex issue.

As outlined by the research group behind the Thompson Timeline, there’s always been a question about a missing “Seagate Hard drive“.

March 2009—June 2011:An external hard drive backs up the data on Clinton’s private server, but it is unclear what happens to it or its replacement.

When Clinton’s first server is upgraded with a new server in March 2009, a Seagate external hard drive is attached to the server to store back-up copies of all of its data.

Bryan Pagliano, who manages the server at the time, will later tell the FBI that daily changes are backed up onto the hard drive every day, and a complete back-up is made once a week. As space on the hard drive runs out, backups are deleted on a “first in, first out” basis.

This continues until June 2011. That month, Pagliano travels from Washington, DC, where he works in the State Department, and goes to where the server is, in Chappaqua, New York. Pagliano replaces the Seagate external hard drive with a Cisco Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, also to store backups of the server.

[…]  It is unclear what becomes of either back-up device or the data they contained. The FBI’s September 2016 final report on the Clinton email investigation will only mention: “The FBI was unable to forensically determine how frequently the NAS captured backups of the Pagliano Server.”

But the report will also complain about the “FBI’s inability to recover all server equipment,” and there will be no mention of any data recovered from either back-up device.

[…] Also in September 2016, Justin Cooper, who helped Pagliano manage the server, will be asked about these hard drives at a Congressional hearing. He will say he only heard about them from reading the FBI final report. (link)

Please re-read that excerpt a few times, or go to the original source to read the full article.

[Research Note: Not trying to be a conspiracy theorist, but the actual govt link to the FBI report -pdf attached to the information described above in the Thompson Timeline- is now dead (see here).  Fortunately, CTH always uploads these sensitive releases to alternate pdf hosting on SCRIBD.  So, we are able to go back and look at information independently.]

The Final Report” – When the original 47 page FBI investigative outline, immediately following the James Comey decision not to prosecute, was released there was a section about hardware retrieved by the FBI only AFTER they initially gained access to the server.


(Page #7 – FBI Release #1 Initial Investigative Report)

It should be alarming on it’s own that Clinton Lawyers didn’t tell FBI investigators of their volition they held additional email data storage devices.  The Clintons’, through their attorneys, gave the FBI the server in August 2015 – and not any additional data hardware until the FBI forensic investigation discovered there was additional hardware used.

Two months later, when confronted with that FBI forensic discovery, the Clinton’s, again through their lawyers, released more storage hardware.  This is where the Seagate Hard Drive comes in.

On page #5 of the First Investigative FBI report the Seagate Hard Drive is mentioned:


(Page #5 Link)

However, it should be noted that “footnote #58” assigned to the Seagate Hard Drive as mentioned, along with all other footnotes in the original FBI final report, IS REDACTED as released. 

To summarize so far:  The original September FBI final report, used by FBI Director Comey to justify his non finding of illegality, outlined mobile data storage devices -connected to the Clinton email set up- that were not voluntarily turned over to the FBI until evidence of their existence was determined by forensic examination.  AND the FBI reporting of those devices was opaquely revealed, with details redacted, in the final report itself.

Now we fast forward to last Sunday’s mysterious 300 page FBI release.

Along with 200+ pages of “Notice to Preserve Evidence” documentation, we find numerous pages outlining actual physical evidence retrieved.   Within those pages we find the following:


(Page #283 FBI Investigative Release #5)

There it is.  The mysterious missing Seagate Hard Drive appears; along with dozens of more exhibits of computers, servers, lap tops, thumb drives and portable storage devices gathered by the FBI and held as physical evidence.

The FBI has these devices in their custody.  They are not “missing“.

So why is this important?   Again, remember the original question: “what’s the motive behind the latest release/upload“?…

A reasonable case can be made that internal elements within the FBI are intentionally showing how much evidence there is to support the case against Hillary Clinton.  Evidence that was clearly never revealed as part of the original James Comey final public report.

Additionally, the questions expand:  Was Comey aware of that evidence? or was Comey’s determination and decision isolated away from that evidence by internal political elements favorable to the Clintons, who hid -albeit openly- some of the investigative material?

Continuing: Are there FBI White Hats beaconing to incoming administration?  ….and/or simultaneously notifying FBI Director Comey of additional knowledge they will not allow to remain hidden? ….and adding to that evidence file they release specific aspects proving Sidney Blumenthal was sent classified information to ensure the latest release cannot simply be brushed aside.

If I were a betting person, I’d say that’s the most likely scenario.  If that wasn’t the motive for this release there would have been no need for redactions -of this specific information- in the original FBI final report.

Essentially, if you connect these now visible dots, this mysterious release #5 is the story behind the redactions in the original September 2nd Comey final report. 

Some may argue an alternate motive might be to force the hand of Obama to grant a pardon for Secretary Clinton.  However, in the larger scheme of things that’s a moot point because a pardon implies the presence of guilt.

Accepting the way this has been done, it just doesn’t look like a release to force the hand of President Obama.  Again, this release is not a public records release announced by the FBI.  The ‘forced pardon’ motive/approach could much more easily be undertaken with a simple phone call to a back channel at the White House.

My hunch is, this latest release could be just as much news to FBI Director Comey as it is to us.

Denis McDonough

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658 Responses to The Mysterious FBI Sunday Document Dump #5 and The “Missing” Clinton Seagate Hard Drive…

  1. Trump's Aussie Mates says:

    Does a pardon prevent a trial and prosecution? Or, does it simply pardon whatever sentence is imposed?

    Liked by 1 person

    • John Galt says:

      Interesting question. Ex parte Garland implies the possibility of a conviction subsequent to a pardon.

      “A pardon reaches the punishment prescribed for an offence and the guilt of the offender. If granted before conviction, it prevents any of the penalties and disabilities consequent upon conviction from attaching; if granted after conviction, it removes the penalties and disabilities and restores him to all his civil rights.”

      Liked by 3 people

    • StarTripper says:

      The example is Ford’s pardon of Nixon. It was an all encompassing pardon for any crimes that may have been committed by Nixon in Watergate. So Bambi could issue a pardon for Hildebeast in the same way. If he does it will be because the Clintons still have something over him.

      Liked by 4 people

      • RedBallExpress says:

        Ford was in power after he pardoned Nixon. I don’t know much but it is hard to say what would have happened if an election occurred immediately after the Ford pardon of Nixon and the new president was a democrat. Most of them right the rules as they go.


      • Matt Musson says:

        But – a Pardon for Hillary pretty much clears the decks for all her subordinates to be thrashed with the full power of the FBI. There won’t be anymore kid gloves investigations. The FBI will no longer be asking politely for records and interviews. At least a half dozens aides and perhaps even some lawyers would end up being indicted.


    • Would it have been better for the FBI release to occur on or after Jan. 20th?
      If they wanted pressure for a Trump DOJ to pursue, why now and not after Jan. 20th?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Marvin says:

      No one will waste time prosecuting if the end result is guaranteed no punishment of any kind. Sort of like how you don’t prosecute dead people even though you know they committed a crime (but does not stop a civil suit against their estate).


  2. Niagara Frontier says:

    I wish the Russians would release the information they’ve collected on Franken. That would be a story I’d like to read.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Paco Loco says:

    The black hats keep digging and claiming they have nasty dirt on Trump

    This a full court press to smear the Boss before he’s even sworn in. After all the shit thrown against the wall to see what sticks, there is no evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC. NONE! The ultimate question that no one in the MSM will ask is “Where’s the Beef?” They can’t ask it because they know that there isn’t any. The ultimate faux news story without any proof or evidence. This new story about the Russians having dirt on Trump smells like more of the same.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Daniel says:

      Smells like “double down” all over again.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Jim Rustle says:

      From my understanding this intel was just published on buzzfeed and is aka “Trumps October Suprise”. This same report can be found on 4chan/pol/ (9/1/16) and may be one of the biggest trolls in modern history.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Ozzie says:

      I will steal a line from rush limbaugh. “Is it wrong to love a man?” I love trump!
      Shut up and sit down.
      CNN just couldn’t do it and now they are done. You think the rest will listen??
      I will say all this is trump and his crew. Way too many coincidences like this surround him. He is a genius and the world is watching him clear the decks. China you better pull your dogs in. How long we all have waited.
      A visual is all those Mexicans flipping us off and grabbing their crotches. They are just starting to feel that trump boot up their arse.
      I’m not kidding, everyday is Christmas.
      Putin is just smart for kissing up to trump.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Grace Anne says:

    Not only is Katica tenacious, hardworking, determined, and very smart, she is very very courageous! Thank you for your hard work in getting the truth out. A true patriot!

    Liked by 12 people

  5. gamecock123 says:

    Black hats got punked. This is getting very interesting.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Mickey Wasp says:

    Why did Obama have his legal team put together documents and forms, above the standard, that applied to Hillary and the Clinton Foundation and its subsidies, to not do various nefarious things? Really, why would Obama do this… Obama and his team are not stupid and are well aware of the ‘Clinton Machine’.

    “The office of then president-elect Obama was sufficiently worried about the Clinton Foundation’s continued acceptance of foreign donations that on December 16, 2008, prior to Clinton’s confirmation hearings, it co-signed a memorandum of understanding in which the foundation agreed to a number of transparency measures. The document – signed by top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and Bruce Lindsey, the then-CEO of the Clinton Foundation – promised that any new foreign donations into the foundation or the material increase of existing foreign donors would be disclosed during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State.”

    Obama will drop the dime on Hillary. You see, Obama was tied to Benghazi, Egypt, Libya and the rest of the foreign and domestic policy debacles. That said, Obama is not tied to the Clinton Foundation (GCI) ‘pay-for-play’ contributions and paid speeches for Bill Clinton. Actually, the Obama Admin can cry foul and that they warned Hillary not to do what she did – it is well documented. Do remember, that after the Benghazi atrocity, after Obama secured re-election, he immediately ‘fired’ Hillary… Obama wants the banner of Head of Democratic Party and a Legacy.

    Conclusion … Obama pardons Hillary Inc for secret server – not ‘pay-to-play’ scheme.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cow wow says:

      Another good piece to remember Mickey.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Daniel says:

      When it comes to throwing Hillary under the bus, don’t you think Obama missed the bus?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mickey Wasp says:

        Here is the legalese semantics that the Clinton’s hide behind… the web they weave…
        What they fail to do and mention are all of entities associated with the Clinton Foundation.. Much like giant corporations do – they have a ‘parent’ company and then push monies around to these other linked companies / organizations. Which are separated by legal terms or corporate contracts. They share the same offices and monies, but are ‘legally’ separated… get it..?
        The Clinton Foundation ~
        The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
        Clinton Global Initiative
        Clinton Climate Initiative
        Clinton Development Initiative
        Clinton Foundation in Haiti
        Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
        Clinton Global Initiative
        Clinton Health Matters Initiative
        Clinton Health Access Initiative
        Clinton Presidential Center
        No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project
        To Small to Fail
        Alliance for a Healthier Generation

        ~ The Obama Admin has nothing to do with any of this … they may have known, but they’ll never admit to it. Obama, “I found about all this when you did, I read it in the paper.” He is still president, the bus runs until 01/19/2017.

        Liked by 2 people

  7. Mickey Wasp says:

    This post tied with the one above … Obama Admin insulated itself from CF/GCI actions.

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) didn’t disclose its donors annually. “officials at the (CHAI) admitted they failed to uphold these commitments during Clinton’s entire tenure, from 2009 to 2013.”
    The CHAI didn’t submit foreign gov’t donations to St Dept ethics officials for review. “to reassure the Obama Admin was a pledge that prospective foreign donations would be submitted to St Dept ethics officials for review.”
    The CF didn’t disclose a new $500K donation in ’10 from the Algerian gov’t. “CF officials admitted last year to the WashPo they didn’t disclose a $500K donation from the Algerian gov’t in 2010. The Algerian donation was for Haiti.”
    The CF didn’t disclose a $2.35 million donation from a family linked to a company with business before Clinton’s St Dept. “The NYT published a report in April ’15 that revealed an undisclosed flow of some $2.35 million to the CF from a family linked to the chairman of Uranium One.”
    The CF was late in disclosing millions of dollars in speaking fees. “In May 2015, the CF revealed that it had taken in millions of previously undisclosed fees pumped into the organization as a result of speeches given by Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton.”
    The Clinton Foundation hasn’t revealed all of the sources of money transferred from a Canadian charity. “in the elite group of donors to the CF – the $25 million and above category – is a Canadian-registered charity named the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. *** Clinton shifting monies **
    Exact donation amounts and dates are unknown. “The practical result is that the public is left without crucial information on the foundation’s donors.”

    Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      It sounds too sophisticated for Bill or Hillary. Are you sure the disclosure event was not just a false flag, and this is larger than the Clintons? Sounds more like Soros, the developer of destruction, funneling SA and ME money.


  8. Ziiggii says:

    Tuesday evening after the major Newscasts and still the “recently added” page at the FBI’s Vault has not been updated to reflect HRC #5.

    I think Katica is correct – this is/was a White Hat leak!

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Rebel Mope says:

    White Hats in the FBI is one explanation. Another is some outside hacker somehow got a hold of the documents and posted them where they could be found.But that would assume they hard copies were hacked from the copy machine or something.

    Liked by 3 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Let me add one more possible explanation, based on UniParty shenanigans I’ve observed in other places.

      Elements in the FBI who know the damaging things, who know where the data and evidence are kept, and who know what it means, may be in the process of being fired, demoted, transferred, reassigned, edged into retirement, or otherwise being parted from positions where they could make sure that evidence was not being destroyed, hidden, tampered with, etc.

      Engaging in obstruction of justice using the only hammer in sight – HR – would be classic Comey.

      The only absolute guarantee that the black hats won’t win under those circumstances is to let loose the Kraken. We should expect BOTH behaviors – the HR approach to sweeping things under the rug, and the workaround – to increase as the inauguration approaches.

      Liked by 3 people

    • andi lee says:

      Now, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the Russians. Accuse, sanction, deportation have real consequences to fake evidence and fake political news.

      Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      “Outside hacker”, you say? Oh dear. The Russians are working overtime.

      Big. Bear. Smoking. Gun. /s?

      Liked by 1 person

  10. jackphatz says:

    Why was any of this released Sunday? There isn’t anyone in DC who does not know how corrupt the Clinton’s are so why the warning 10 days before? Doesn’t this just give Obama more of a reason to pardon her?

    Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      Possibly. But it might also narrow the gate to less than 10..9..8..7..days.

      To pardon or not. Maybe not. If a pardon who’s going to pardon O — (see Mickey’s upthred re: O & CFN scenario), re: knowledge of & email exchange via THE server.

      Everyone one of them is going to start turning on everyone else. Black hats will be hiding under their desks.

      Gigs up, I say.

      Smoking gun.

      There always is one. They always surface – one way or another.

      SUNDAY: Released/leaked Sunday night football.
      MONDAY:Not discovered (other than Katica doing due diligence — GREAT JOB!!) Lou Dobbs covers story; says Comey was at Trump tower last week
      TUESDAY: Bozo busy saying goodbye in Chicago.

      Confirmation hearings daily. If O pardons H, I think it’ll be 19th or a.m on 20th.


      [Note: Trial in absentia is a criminal proceeding in a court of law in which the person who is subject to it is not physically present at those proceedings. In absentia in Latin for “in the absence”. Its meaning varies by jurisdiction and legal system.]

      Maybe then it wouldn’t have to be a Grand Jury secret trial. Just a good, ‘ole criminal trial that We The People could attend or see via live streaming.

      If so I vote for the pardon, then she wouldn’t be there to defend herself.

      Would love to hear from a criminal lawyer.

      Pass the popcorn.

      Liked by 2 people

      • MaineCoon says:

        One Nuremberg trial was tried in absentia.

        “Held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946,[2] the Tribunal was given the task of trying 24 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich – though the proceedings of Martin Bormann was tried in absentia, while another, Robert Ley, committed suicide within a week of the trial’s commencement.”

        Liked by 1 person

    • WSB says:

      Is it possible someone was in an office over the weekend?


  11. rsanchez1990 says:

    Just read the update, I hope Katica isn’t put on some list over this! Stay safe!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. zephyrbreeze says:

    This video documentary on Huma Abedin fills in more of the backstory. I started it at the best part:

    Liked by 3 people

  13. jack1305 says:

    Criminals never delete anything. I guess it came out because by now they know that she won’t be running in 2020. So your choices are “bring it all out now” or take your chances or if/when it comes out when Trump is in “she goes to jail”. They were holding it back for a reason. But some of it leaked.
    Remember to be pardon you have to admit you committed a crime so this is why I believe she is all washed up. So now they start their cycle of finding the next Marxist to run in the next election.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. bill says:

    will we even see Hamrod brought up on charges?


  15. Kaco says:

    Don’t know if someone mentioned this but I was reading through the Reddit post on this and someone made a comment pointing out how Guccifer used Russian proxy servers to go undetected.

    Just made me wonder if that is also how they are getting this Russia hacked narrative they are telling the public.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. MaineCoon says:

    All attorneys complicit through knowledge or actions should be disbarred – starting with Comey, Lynch and her boss.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. The Boss says:

    Given the update… let’s assume the Sunday Night Documents are a massive leak. In addition to the very interesting content of some documents, there might be an implicit message we are missing, but which has been heard loud and clear by the intended audience. We can only guess.

    Liked by 2 people

    • If I had not archived it to see the doc how long would have it sat there?


      • The Boss says:

        I think you and / or others like you are simply a conduit for White Hats in this matter. Your role was to find the information and disseminate it. Again, it could have been someone else besides you. Maybe / probably others did what you did. Regardless, once those who left this out there knew it was found and shared, they started covering their tracks. So, I think it sat there just long enough. The info is shared, and the hidden message is delivered.


        • The Boss says:

          BTW, I’m sure you’ll read the post about the Last Act of the Shadow Intelligence community which went up a little while ago…


    • LBB says:

      Seen this Psalm on some of the footers of emails.

      Psalm 106:3
      3 Blessed are those who keep justice,
      And he who does[a] righteousness at all times


  18. Deplorable Jeff says:

    If Obama pardons Hillary …WHO will pardon Obama ? tick tock tick tock !!

    Let the RICO prosecution begin from the bottom UP ! Oh to see the petulant community dis-organizer sweat ! The GREATEST FEAR of the psychopath Barry Soetero is being EXPOSED for what he really is .

    His SECOND GREATEST FEAR is irrelevancy ! My Momma told me in kindergarten all about bullies and nasty people …..” Ignore them and they will go away ” she also added …” if they hit you ….fight back with all your might ”

    The BEST THING WE CAN DO in the face of the petulant psychopath and his Hollywood cerebral narcissists is to LIVE WELL AND PROSPER under an AMERICAN PRESIDENT for a change .



  19. jakeandcrew says:

    I think it’s pretty significant that PE Trump met with Comey the week before this file was found. Just can’t get that thought out of my head. Who knows what Trump may know of Comey’s culpability in this mess? Trump is the master at making deals, using leverage, etc… Maybe he gave Comey a pass on something in order to get the bigger fish – Hillary. Maybe Comey is behind the “leak”.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Malinda Foster says:

    Don’t forget, accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt according to the law too, isn’t it.


  21. wuzzit2u says:

    The 1T drive is not necessarily the backup drive. There is no descriptive detail.
    “The FBI was unable to determine forensically how frequently the NAS captured backups”. You don’t need much forensics training to query the backup schedule on the server, or to look at the file system on the NAS. However, not much info. will be found if (1) the NAS is encrypted and the passwords are not provided, or (2) the NAS has been erased.
    Perhaps the footnotes would have cleared up these details.


    • wuzzit2u says:

      And if you can’t read the backup schedule on the server, is it because the OS was re-installed, free space erased, before handing over the server?


    • reasonwriter says:

      No one should get excited about the idea that the external hard drive contains useful stuff. It was only turned in AFTER the FBI found out it existed. And it came from the Clinton legal team. It is exceedingly unlikely they turned over the complete unaltered backups. And since it would be very tedious/complex to alter incremental backups, and I don’t think they’re that capable, I would bet that they either bleached the drive, or more likely, just turned in an empty, newly purchased drive. One wonders if the serial numbers on that drive might not reveal an inconvenient date of manufacture.


  22. Berned Out says:

    May I congratulate you all on your sleuthing and pondering, and invite you to join the Thompson Timeline Investigation team at facebook page “Clinton Email Investigation Timeline”? Your find regarding the seagate device has been posted over there tonight, and is well received.


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