It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Either (1) throw the first "homebrew" server out there as a decoy with enough on it to whet the appetites of Hillary's pursuers, while the REAL server with the drop-dead incriminating material remains secretly hidden; or, at the very least, (2) convolute the scandal more and more and more, in classic Clintonoid fashion, until it's so hopelessly complex that the public's eyes glaze over and they lose interest. Enough smoke-blowing, in other words, to obscure the entire continental United States:
The FBI’s probe into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s e-mail has expanded to include a second private technology company, which said Tuesday it plans to provide the law enforcement agency with data it preserved from [Mrs.] Clinton’s account.
The additional data, provided by Connecticut-based Datto Inc., could open a new avenue for investigators interested in recovering e-mails deleted by the former [commissar] of state — now [a] Democrat presidential [candidate] — that have caught the interest of GOP lawmakers.
Datto’s work on the [Rodham] e-mail system became public Tuesday when the Republican chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee [Ron Johnson (R-WI)] sent the company a lengthy letter seeking information about the role it and other firms played in managing the [Rodham] e-mail system.
Datto was hired to provide backups for the [Rodham] e-mail accounts starting in May 2013 by Platte River Networks, the Colorado-based tech firm hired earlier that year by the Clinton family to manage the system after Hillary Clinton concluded her term as [commissar].
This may have been Mrs. Clinton directly muddying the waters, or it may have been Platte River Networks belatedly realizing the bleep into which they had waded and thus trying to pass the buck or otherwise create their own six degrees of separation. Either, though, would server the Empress's purpose of overwhelming her pursuers and the American people with detail-overload to make the whole scandal incomprehensible, which is the diametric opposite of the simplicity that is necessary to put scandals over with the public at large.
We must never forget that (1) this is far from the Clintons' first trip around the scandal management block, and (2) Hillary Clinton was on the staff of the House committee that would have impeached President Nixon had he not resigned first, and thus had a front-row seat for studying how not to conduct a cover-up. She knows how this game is played better than anybody. The only saving grace of which is that it may still end up contributing to the arrogance that, while never landing her in prison where she belongs, could still deny her her life's ambition, the presidency of the United States.
As I say, the latter would be far more crushing of a blow to her than the former.