Hillary Clinton has continuously refused to admit that she did anything wrong by using a private, unsecure email server while she was secretary of state, and now NBC News is reporting that during her interview with the FBI earlier this summer she actually tried to place blame on another former secretary of state, Colin Powell:
Hillary Clinton told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended on two occasions that she use a private email account for unclassified communication, sources told NBC News early Friday.
According to the Democratic nominee, Powell made the suggestions at a small dinner party shortly after Clinton took over at the State Department in 2009 and in an email exchange around the same time, The New York Times first reported. Two sources later confirmed to NBC News that Clinton gave that account to investigators in July.
Exonerating herself while simultaneously incriminating a high profile Republican? How could Clinton possibly resist!
As for Powell, his office issued the following statement Friday morning:
“General Powell has no recollection of the dinner conversation. He did write former Secretary Clinton an email memo describing his use of his personal AOL email account for unclassified messages and how it vastly improved communications within the State Department. At the time there was no equivalent system within the Department. He used a secure State computer on his desk to manage classified information.”
Seeing as how Clinton outright lied about sending classified information over her private server, it would hardly come as a surprise if turns out she lied to the FBI about Powell’s recommendation, too.