Reports are widespread on Friday that in late July, scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton told the FBI that it was former secretary of state Colin Powell who inspired her to set up her illegal private email server.
The New York Times originally broke the report about Hillary’s attempt to blame Colin Powell:
Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at the State Department, Hillary Clinton told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account … Separately, in a 2009 email exchange that also emerged during the F.B.I. questioning, Mrs. Clinton, who had already decided to use private email, asked Mr. Powell about his email practices when he was the nation’s top diplomat under George W. Bush, according to a person with direct knowledge of Mr. Powell’s appearance in the documents, who would not speak for attribution.
It’s such an outlandish claim that even the leftist Washington Post is calling her accusation “just plain wrong.”
Not only is (shocker) Hillary Clinton trying to confuse voters by implying that using a private email account for personal, non-governmental communications is the same as setting up a separate email server where numerous classified emails were sent and received, but she’s outright lying about what Colin Powell actually told her.
Colin Powell, a “Republican” who’s extremely cozy with Democrats, having voted for Barack Obama twice, issued the following statement on Friday after the story broke.
“General Powell has no recollection of the dinner conversation. He did write former Secretary Clinton an email memo describing his use of his personal AOL email account for unclassified messages and how it vastly improved communications within the State Department. At the time there was no equivalent system within the Department. He used a secure State computer on his desk to manage classified information.”
Lying is nothing new for Hillary Clinton, of course. She’s made a career out of it and EmailGate is just the latest.