Already Hillary is an unindicted perjurer for giving FBI investigators and Congress differing accounts of her personal server use for official State Department business, it’s now known she lied, claiming former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended she operate this way.
On August 21, Page Six headlined “Colin Powell sets record straight on involvement in (Hillary) email scandal,” saying:
He went public for the first time, “saying her team is falsely trying to blame him.” In testimony before FBI investigators, she said “Powell had advised her to use a personal email account at a private dinner.”
Powell issued a statement, saying he has no recollection this advice. ”The truth is she was using (her personal server) for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did” as secretary of state, he said.
“Her people are trying to pin it on me.” When asked why, he said “(w)hy do you think?”
In his new book on Bill Clinton, titled “Man of the World,” Joe Conason included misinformation, saying “Powell told (Hillary) to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer.”
“Saying that his use of personal email had been transformative for the department,” Powell “thus confirmed a decision she had made months earlier – to keep her personal account and use it for most messages.”
Reporting on the story days earlier, The New York Times said “Mr. Powell did not have a server at his house or rely on outside contractors, as Mrs. Clinton did at her home…”
“A State Department inspector general report released in May said that Mr. Powell and other senior officials had used personal email accounts for official business, but that by the time Mrs. Clinton took office, the rules were clear that using a private server in such a manner was neither allowed nor encouraged because of ‘significant security risks.’ “
Hillary’s account was false, willful deception to create the appearance of no wrongdoing when, in fact, she broke the rules, committed a crime, created a scandal, and lied about things.
Throughout the campaign and earlier, she’s been caught red-handed lying numerous times – not under oath so no perjury was involved.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus accused her of lying “with incredible skill and grace,” an odd way of putting it.
Polls show most US voters don’t think she’s honest or trustworthy for good reason. Her comments on major issues and important personal ones lack credibility.
Latest Hillary Email Scandal Revelation
Hillary lied about not having classified State Department material on her personal home server. She lied about turning over to the State Department all emails relating to agency business.
On Monday, the FBI announced discovery of 15,000 previously undisclosed emails. Some are personal. Others show foreign officials sought favors in return for large Clinton Foundation donations.
Judicial Watch (JW) president Tom Fitton asked “(w)hen will State release them? It looks like the State Department is trying to slow-roll the release of the records. They’ve had them for at least a month, and we still don’t know when we’re going to get them.”
A Monday court hearing was held to rule on a release schedule. The same day, JW said it “released 725 pages of new State Department documents…”
They “includ(e) previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state.”
“In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.”
New documents include 20 Hillary email exchanges not previously turned over to State – 191 so far known excluded from 55,000 emails released.
More than a dozen newly released email exchanges show foreign officials donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative to gain State Department access – part of the Clintons’ pay-to-play scheme dating from when Bill was president.
JW was blunt saying what’s known to date “contradict(s) statements by Clinton that, ‘as far as she knew,’ all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.”
How much more official agency business material remains undiscovered, including easily hacked classified documents?
In one message exchange, Clinton Foundation’s Doug Band emailed Abedin, her deputy chief of staff at State and presidential campaign co-chair, about a “good friend of ours,” Bahrain’s crown prince Salman “asking to see her” in June 2009.
He couldn’t arrange a meeting through normal channels, had to go through the Clinton Foundation instead. JW’s Fitton explained he donated over $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative from 2005 – 2010. Bahrain made separate donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Fitton said this case (and numerous others like it) raise “the question whether public office was illegally used to benefit a private entity or private individual.”
In her June deposition to JW, Abedin said part of her job at State was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”
Apparently she served as gatekeeper for who got access to Hillary at State in return for large donations to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative – clear pay-to-play chicanery, corruption by any standard.
Hillary remains unaccountable. This and numerous other examples of how she operates illegally show she’s unfit to hold any public office, especially the nation’s highest.