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Well, this doesn’t make Hillary Clinton look so great, unless what was on her server was worse: Last week, the Democratic front-runner’s lawyer informed a Senate committee investigating her email practices during her tenure at the State Department that Clinton’s email server was wiped clean before it was turned over to authorities.

The Associated Press delivered that news Wednesday (via The Washington Post):

In a letter sent last week to the Senate Homeland Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, Kendall said the server was transferred to the FBI on August 12 by Platte River Networks, a Denver firm hired by Clinton to oversee the device. Federal investigators requested custody of the server to learn whether the data stored on it was secure.

In exchanges with reporters earlier this week, Clinton said she was not aware if the data on her server was erased.

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee, GOP governing body and entrepeneurial organization, spotted an opportunity to clean up a little with this mess.

The AP also pointed out that the emails sought by Clinton’s investigators are not lost in the ether forever. One thing’s clear: She’s not shaking them off anytime soon.

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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