Hillary Clinton believed that her questioning by the FBI would never become public. She had carefully negotiated with the FBI to assure that the inquiry would not be recorded and that she would not be questioned under oath. She also expected that the notes from that session would never be made public. With that in mind, she told the FBI that Colin Powell had suggested to her that she use a private email because it made things less complicated. But it did become public and Colin Powell says he has no recollection of such a conversation.
Her story falls apart merely by looking at the facts. Although Powell did maintain a private email, he did not use a private server and he also maintained a secure email for all classified information. Hillary didn’t. So, if as Lying Hillary claimed, she was following the advice of Colin Powell, why did her system not resemble his? Even the longtime protector of the Clintons, the Washington Post disputes her testimony.
Political writer Chris Cillizza wrote:
The attempt to — again — equate what Powell did with what Clinton did is yet more evidence that either the candidate, her senior advisers or both simply don’t get it. No, Clinton wasn’t indicted by the Justice Department for her email setup. But she was badly reprimanded by FBI Director James Comey for her email practices; it was an unequivocal condemnation of her conduct in relation to her approach to electronic communications while serving as the country’s top diplomat.
For whatever reason — and despite the fact that Clinton has said on several occasions that she knows she made a mistake — she seems incapable of accepting that responsibility and moving on. No secretary of state — up to and including Colin Powell — handled their email setup like Clinton. That’s a fact.
Colin Powell also released a statement disputing Lying Hillary:
It’s just Lying Hillary lying again. Nothing new.