Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is the latest person Hillary Clinton is blaming for her email scandal. She claims Powell advised her to use personal email, an assertion he denies.
From Legal Insurrection:
Hillary’s Latest Email Defense: Colin Powell Made Me Do It
Suuuure. Blame the black man…
During an interview with FBI investigators about her private email address and home-brewed servers, Hillary said it was former Secretary of State Colin Powell that advised her to use a private email account.
From the New York Times:
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
The account is included in the notes the Federal Bureau of Investigation handed over to Congress on Tuesday, relaying in detail the three-and-a-half-hour interview with Mrs. Clinton in early July that led to the decision by James B. Comey, the bureau’s director, not to pursue criminal charges against her.
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.
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…
Repeatedly, Hillary has compared her use of a private email account to Powell’s, but among other discrepancies, Powell never used a home-brewed, security risk prone server, nor was the vast majority of his correspondence deleted by his attorneys.
In one breath, she claims she takes responsibility. In the next, she blames other people.
Hillary simply can’t be trusted.