According to Platte River Networks (PRN) spokesperson Andy Boian in October 2015, PRN sets up the 30-day policy as soon as it takes over management of Clinton’s private email server in June 2013. That means that any deleted emails would disappear after 30 days. This is done at the request of Clinton’s representatives from the start of their contract, and the policy never changed.
However, government investigators will later find an August 2015 email from a PRN employee, who will write that Clinton Executive Service Corp., a company controlled by Clinton’s associates, asked for the 30-day deletion policy in October or November 2014, and then again in February 2015. In the email, the employee will write, “this whole thing really is covering up some shady shit.”
McClatchy Newspapers will later note, “Those reductions [in the retention policy] would have occurred after the State Department requested that Clinton turn over her emails.”
It is not clear who is correct: Boian, the PRN spokesperson—or the unnamed PRN employee who wrote the email. (McClatchy Newspapers, 10/6/2015)