It’s Colin Powell vs. Hillary Clinton on email

by Julian Hattem | The Hill  |  published on August 23, 2016


Republicans are seizing on reports of friction between Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell to bolster their case that the Democratic presidential nominee lied to the FBI about her handling of classified information.

Powell this weekend publicly reproached Clinton’s reported comments to the FBI naming him as the inspiration for her private email setup at the State Department.

“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Powell, who was secretary of State under President George W. Bush, told People at an event in the Hamptons this weekend. “The truth is she was using [her email setup] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.”

The episode raises “serious questions about whether she lied to the FBI” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement on Monday.

“Clinton’s pattern of serial dishonesty is completely unacceptable for a candidate seeking the nation’s highest office, and her refusal to tell the truth and own up to her poor judgment is a preview of how she would conduct herself if elected president.”

  • Bob

    Welcome back to the light, Gen. Powell. I was afraid he was going to support the witch in a Mao pants suit. She sure learned how to try to deflect the blame to others, as she has been witnessing for the past 7 years. Only difference is that Obama has charisma and Hillary has none. I guess the mythical “vast right wing conspiracy” is at it again. After all, they were right about the liar that is her husband. They were right about his being a serial philanderer. They were right about ransom (oops, sorry, leverage) to Iran. They were right about selling special interest thru the Clinton Foundation (oops, sorry, access not favors). They were right about the cost of Obama-care for the government and the subscriber, and the back room deals and lack of transparency in it’s passing. All this, and they knew what “is” means too.

  • metheoldsarge

    Trouble loves company. I can’t help but think that this is all just an act of desperation on her part. She is trying to point the finger of blame on anyone but herself. Looks like General Powell is her target as a scape goat. General Powell’s integrity is far greater than Hillary’s. When he was in Uniform and when he was Secretary Of State, the buck always stopped with him. It is my opinion that she never hesitated to pass the buck as Secretary Of State. If she is elected, the buck will not stop, but start at the Oval Office. Perhaps a sign should be put on the Oval Office Door. ‘THE BUCK STARTS HERE!”

  • Elaine

    “The episode raises “serious questions about whether she lied to the FBI”
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a
    statement on Monday.”

    “…. serious questions about whether she lied …” ????? Seriously?? There’s doubt??? Forgive me if I laugh out loud.

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