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PR Manager: Hillary’s Server Company Didn’t Know Sensitive Material Was On Server

Andy Boian, CEO of Dovetail Solutions, who is helping with public relations for Platte River Networks, the company that managed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s server, said that company was unaware any sensitive material was on the server, and that Platte River’s job “is to literally manage and protect that data. We don’t look at the data. We manage it and protect it based on what our clients want, and that’s what we did here” in an interview broadcast on Thursday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “On the Record.”

Fox News Correspondent Griff Jenkins reported that “the server that was handed over to the FBI was never here in Denver, but instead in New Jersey.” And that the company told him “at no time were they told any classified information was involved. In fact, that would have been a different kind of contract, with different qualifications, that they admitted they probably wouldn’t qualify.”

Boian said, “Platte River Networks is a small Denver company that were hired by the Clintons in June of 2013, to basically handle their email server. And that’s really what this is all about. We took over five months after she left office. Our job was to upgrade, manage, and secure that email server, which we did.”

He continued, “the server was never located in Denver. We don’t have customer data that we locate on site in Denver. And this is was an east coast client, and we moved the server to a dedicated secure data center, did that in June of 2013. And it hadn’t moved until Wednesday of last week, at which time we turned it over to the FBI per their request.”

Boian was then asked, “Were Platte River Networks even aware of the sensitive, possible classified material on this server?” He answered, “No. I mean, the job of an IT company, in the capacity of Platte River, is to literally manage and protect that data. We don’t look at the data. We manage it and protect it based on what our clients want, and that’s what we did here.”

Boian also said that the server wasn’t backed up in Denver. He explained, “the idea of managing data is a complicated one. But this one was very simple. This was to secure the server, make sure that the data in the server, was secured at every turn, and we did that it, and it was a very simple process. We took the server, put in a data center, locked it up, and it had been there since June of 2013 until last Wednesday.”

Boian also said that he didn’t know why Platte River Networks was selected for the job, but cited the “numerous awards” it has won for its work and that to his knowledge, there were no prior relations between Hillary Clinton and Platte River’s executives.

He also declared, “this was a simple situation, in which we were asked to take care of this server, to upgrade, manage, and secure that data, and we did that. So, you know, the notion that somehow we were a part of of this process is just not true. I mean, this was a simple piece of business for us. We did it. We handled it well, and until last Wednesday it was in our possession.”

He further said that, to his knowledge, no one at Platte River was interviewed by the FBI, and the FBI is “not under investigation.”

Boian concluded, “I have no knowledge of any server being in any bathroom, at any time, ever. And that statement that it was, I don’t know where it came from, but it’s erroneous.”

Jenkins, after the tape of the interview finished, added, “Former employees that worked there, when it was housed in a closet near a bathroom, tell me that that server, even if they would have broken in and saw, it wouldn’t have had any information on any clients. It was simply the own company’s invoices and emails. And finally, just to point out again, Greta, what we’ve learned from this company is that when it involves classified materials, the onus of that problem would have fallen on Secretary Hillary Clinton, not Platte River, because they were not in a contract, under that obligation, nor were they told that they would ever have to protect against such sensitive material.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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