They recycled the drive. They recycled the Drive? THE DRIVE? THE. ONE. AND. ONLY. DRIVE?
I'm starting to think perhaps both sides are covering something up. Is there some reason the republicans are not pressing for backups? Why aren't they asking about how the data was lost on what should have been raid arrays? You seriously expect me to believe that the government uses IT that even a small business owner wouldn't or shouldn't trust?
If those email's are missing it's because a lot more was destroyed that one hard drive.