Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Colin Made Me Do It

Honesty: Remember back when Hillary Clinton insisted that she decided to use a private email account for all her emails for convenience, because she only wanted to carry around one device? Neither does she, apparently, since she's now claiming that it was all Colin Powell's fault.
According to the New York Times, Clinton told the FBI during her weekend interview on July 2 that Powell — who served as secretary of state in President George W. Bush's first term — had advised her to use a personal email account.
To support this contention, the Times quotes from an upcoming book by Joe Conason, in which he tells a story of a dinner where Powell extolled the benefits of a private email account shortly after Clinton became secretary of state.
But Conason isn't some neutral observer, he's a liberal who contributes to MSNBC and Salon, and who has been described as a "virulent Clinton defender." So his "reporting" on this is totally suspect. (Powell says he has no memory of what Conason describes.)
In any case, what Clinton told the FBI doesn't even square with her own repeated claims about why she set up her private email account. In March 2015 she was explicit: She used her personal email account instead of the email account so she didn't have to carry two devices. She never once mentioned Powell advising her to do so.
Read the rest of this IBD Editorial HERE.

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