Colin Powell: Hillary’s People Have Been Trying to Pin Her Private Email Account Flubs Me
Round one: fight!
Friday, the New York Times reported Hillary told FBI investigators that fellow former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, advised her to use a private email account.
24 hours later and Powell is all, “nah, brah.”
Speaking to People Magazine, Powell said Hillary’s people were trying to use him as an email flub scapegoat:
“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 Night of Legends fête in East Hampton, New York.
“The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did,” Powell added.
Why does the former diplomat believe this to be the case?
“Why do you think?” he said. “It doesn’t bother me. But it’s okay; I’m free.”
In the NYT report, Clinton cited a dinner conversation with Powell as justification for her private email account usage:
The journalist Joe Conason first reported the conversation between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Powell in his coming book about Bill Clinton’s postpresidency, “Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton,” which The Times received an advanced copy of.
Mr. Conason describes a conversation in the early months of Mrs. Clinton’s tenure at the State Department at a small dinner party hosted by Madeleine Albright, another former secretary of state, at her home in Washington. Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice also attended.
“Toward the end of the evening, over dessert, Albright asked all of the former secretaries to offer one salient bit of counsel to the nation’s next top diplomat,” Mr. Conason writes. “Powell told her to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer.”
Mr. Conason continued, “Saying that his use of personal email had been transformative for the department,” Mr. Powell “thus confirmed a decision she had made months earlier — to keep her personal account and use it for most messages.”
Powell’s camp immediately released a statement saying he had zero recollection of the aforementioned conversation, but that he had sent a memo outlining his use of a personal email account. At the time, there was no State Department system available to accommodate Powell’s email usage like there was when Clinton assumed the role of Secretary of State.
A key detail Hillary keeps overlooking? Powell did not use his personal email account to share classified information. He had a separate State Department run computer and account for that.
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Another conspicuous Hellary FAIL.
You know you’ve found a liberal when his/her (or is it ve’s) constant refrain is, “It’s not my fault.”
Blame it on the Brother .
It shows the interview was a sham , why wasn’t this fact checked
Didn’t Hillary once blame Bill’s poor behavior on his grandma who partially raised him. Are none of the Clinton’s responsible for their own actions?
Setting up a dedicated, private server, stonewalling FOIA requests, lying to Congress, REPEATEDLY lying her ass off to the American people.
No, those deliberate actions are not a “FLUB”…. they are the acts of a despicable LIAR and criminal who should be locked up in federal prison, not on the doorstep of the White House.
The fact that the Dims are pushing this disgusting, lying criminal for POTUS speaks volumes about them.
Question for the legal beagles: Isn’t it proof of a Federal felony, records and retention, that she did not turn over these e-mails ??
Answer from a non-legal beagle:
No. Laws are for the little people.
Powell’s still covering for Hillary, though.
“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday
Hogwash. “Her people” weren’t the ones feeding that excuse to the FBI. That was Her Highness herself.
However, the new media meme will become
“Colin Powell, the titular head of the Republican Party, encouraged Clinton to hide everything she did by using a home-brewed email server.”
This is how the Clintons operate. All the CNN talking heads and info-babes will now put this meme in action for the next week or two until it becomes the truth.
He doesn’t stand a chance.
The FBI found nearly 15,000 emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never turned over to the government after she left office — despite her insistence she’d handed in all her work-related messages.
The Obama administration revealed the messages in a court hearing Monday.
So in other words, she was not looking for advice on what to do, but cover for something she was already doing.
Ex post facto is not advice, it’s coverup.
So where is his outrage?
Powell was fine to let others take the hit for such items as Scooter Libby during the Plume affair.
Powell was fine to knock other REPUBLICANS.
SO get off the dime, and attack Hillary as it is in his own self-interest.
$10 bucks says he endorses the witch thouogh.
It’s what the black guy gets.
Something we agree on.
Blue Falcon complains when someone returns the favor and shafts him.
I am pleased to be in the presence of somebody who knows what a Blue Falcon is. I am honored, sir.
It’s a sad state, isn’t it?
Ever since the democrat party welcomed the charlatan Al Sharpton, a convicted criminal responsible for several deaths including a suicide, to run for president under their banner nothing surprises me, even Mrs. Clinton.
Shame on you Crooked Hillary. Trying to frame a black man for your crime! The term Racist comes to mind!!