The data-deleting software known as BleachBit, made famous by the Clinton team’s use of it to scrub emails from the former secretary of state’s private email server, is making the most of its time in the spotlight – and is now selling special “cloths” featuring the Democratic nominee herself.
The item is called the “Cloth or Something” — a reference to an Aug. 18, 2015, response Clinton gave when asked by Fox News’ Ed Henry if she had wiped her private email server.
“What, like with a cloth or something?” Clinton quipped, making a scrubbing motion with her hand.
That “cloth” turned out to be BleachBit — a powerful software tool that includes the ability to “shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery,” according to BleachBit’s website. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who revealed the Clinton team’s use of the software in August this year, said it deleted files so completely that “even God can’t read them” — a quote Bleachbit now proudly uses as an endorsement.
Now, the company is making the most of its high-profile in the media and the presidential race, selling cloths that bear Clinton’s face, and the now-famous quote.
“After you have smashed your BlackBerry, don’t forget to wipe the fingerprints from your email server with this non-abrasive, soft microfiber Cloth or Something,” the site says. “Don’t wait for a subpoena: order now!”