WJ | Colin Powell Completely Blows Away Hillary’s Lame Email Alibi

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Colin Powell - finger pointing (333x200)Colin Powell Completely Blows Away Hillary’s Lame Email Alibi Away With 1 Key Sentence

August 19, 2016

Who are you going to believe, Hillary Clinton or Colin Powell?

Ever since Hillary realized just how much trouble the private email server she used as secretary of state was going to cause her bid for the presidency, she has hidden behind one of the most respected names in American foreign policy to justify her email practices.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell [..] had used a personal email account, too, Hillary and her defenders maintained. But what the Democrat nominee told the FBI — and what Powell has now said about that — only serves to amp up the controversy and underscore Hillary’s dishonesty.

In her interview with the FBI [..], Clinton said Powell himself had advised her to do what he did — use a private email server separate from the official government system. But in a statement released on Thursday, Powell essentially called that a lie.

According to the Hillary-friendly New York Times, [..], Clinton repeated a story for the investigating agents that she and Powell had met at a private dinner party given by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. It was there, said Clinton, that Powell advised her to use a personal email account, as he had done while in office.

But in true Clinton fashion, that statement appears to be a combination of parsed language, twisted truth and outright falsehood.

In his statement to The Times, Powell denies any recollection of discussing email use with Clinton at the dinner party. He also makes clear that his use of personal email was limited to non-classified matters – and that it was based on the technology available to him during his tenure at the State Department from 2001 to 2005.

The key words here, of course, are “At the time there was no equivalent system within the department.”

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