The small Denver-based company that stored Hillary Clinton’s private email server has close business and personal ties to Hillary Clinton and to the chairman of her presidential campaign, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.
The firm claims that it is an unsuspecting and apolitical small business that just happened to win a bid to store Clinton’s server in 2013.
But it turns out that the Clinton campaign’s tentacles are managing every aspect of the private email scandal — and the paper trail also leads inside the Obama White House.
Platte River Networks, which was responsible for storing Clinton’s server from 2013 until turning it over to federal investigators this month, employs a former top Clinton aide with a reputation as campaign chairman John Podesta’s “fixer,” according to an insider.
Platte River, based in Denver, has hired a Denver-based public relations firm called Dovetail Solutions to advise it in the midst of unprecedented media scrutiny.
Dovetail Solutions CEO Andy Boian has already done numerous media appearances and given statements on Platte River’s behalf, trying to tone down negative reports about Platte River’s business practices. Phone calls to Platte River requesting its communications department are currently forwarded to Boian’s line.
Boian is a political campaign operative and former Democratic National Committee representative whose firm mostly represents small Colorado clients including Denver Magazine and Downtown Denver Partnership’s Parade of Lights. But the firm, curiously, also has a Beltway heavy hitter on the payroll.
Washington cyber security lobbyist David Goodfriend serves as a “strategic counselor” to Dovetail Solutions. A former deputy staff secretary to President Bill Clinton, Goodfriend was among the group that founded left-wing Air America Radio with Al Franken. He resides in the D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Maryland.
Why is this Beltway-based cyber lobbyist in Denver advising a small public relations firm?
Goodfriend took a class at Georgetown Law School with current Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, who was then in between shifts in the Bill Clinton White House. Goodfriend is reportedly a member of a Hillary Clinton For President organization. His relationship with Podesta was documented.
Goodfriend not only lobbied senior Obama White House officials on behalf of clients including DISH Network, but he attended at least twelve media “messaging” meetings at the White House after Obama took office.
So how did Goodfriend get involved on this case? Goodfriend appeared on Newsmax TV to defend Hillary Clinton on the email issue: