Of all the things Hillary Clinton is known for, trying to squirm her way out of something while attempting to throw someone else under the bus may be her most well known tactic. Since the beginning of her email scandal, she’s routinely claimed to have no knowledge of what she was doing, the server she and her team set up, and that it wasn’t legally allowed. Emails from that server show otherwise, but that’s not the point here.
With this history of deflection, you may say Hillary is a master at it. Most of the people she puts blame on (her own staff, other Democrats) usually just take it laying down because she’s the golden child of the Democratic party. There are some exceptions and this one is as massive as they come.
Colin Powell has been named as the person who told Hillary to use the private email server and Hillary and her staff have routinely said that he was the one that did it before her, so she was only doing what was already done. His response to her is BRUTAL.
“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.”
The email scandal has dogged presidential hopeful Clinton for more than a year. But federal officials decided not to pursue criminal charges after a three-and-a-half-hour interview, which was when the Democratic nominee disclosed her alleged conversation with Powell.
The reported conversation was first brought to light in journalist Joe Conason’s upcoming Bill Clinton biography, Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton, in which the writer details a dinner party held by Clinton and attended by Powell, Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger and Condoleeza Rice.
“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,” Conason wrote. “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 … [Powell] confirmed a decision she had made months earlier – to keep her personal account and use it for most messages.”
So, not only did Powell show her exactly what to do in a legal way, he told her NOT to use the personal email for classified information. Not only that, but we’re talking about an email account and NOT a private email server, which is exactly what Clinton had.
Why would she ever need her own email server? Because she was sending out classified information, that’s why. Powell told her how to keep it legal and safe, she did the exact opposite and lied about it.
I don’t know about you, but this is just more evidence to the fact that Hillary lied and should be in prison. How can you now attempt to pin this on someone that had nothing to do with your transgressions?
I’m honestly asking the question now, how is she not in jail?