So, Hillary used a private email server. If you believe a Republican it’s the worst thing that anyone could have ever done in the history of our nation. Surely, if someone encouraged her to use private email, that person must be equally as evil — maybe even more so.
Maybe, but probably not. It turns out that according to a new New York Times report, General Colin Powell suggested the idea to her when he talked about how he used it himself, without any Republican caring ever.
Their golden general is the one that suggested she use it. He also did it because they never bothered him about the fact he used it himself. They also never bothered Condoleeza Rice about her use of a private email server, and there are many more cases of Republicans using private email that I don’t even have the time to go into because there’s so many.
Powell told Hillary that his use of personal email “had been transformative for the department,” and his recommendation confirmed with her that wanting to use a personal email account for non-sensitive messages was the correct decision.
General Powell was reached for comment, and while he couldn’t personally recall the spoken conversation that happened so long ago, there was an email memo he wrote for Hillary where he explained his use of personal email for non-sensitive correspondence.
The only real difference between General Powell’s and Secretary Clinton’s personal email usage was that Clinton had her account on her own private server, while Powell used a public service.
This leaves Republicans in a curious position. So many Republicans have used personal email accounts for work-related, but not sensitive correspondence. They knew this was happening, yet they did nothing and you can’t say nobody would have noticed “[email protected]” (not a real email address) as an example.
If they’re going to try to go after Hillary Clinton and hold hearings about stuff that happened years ago, they can’t logically ignore General Powell and continue to look credible. They won’t go after him, of course, but they will keep going after Hillary and accomplish nothing more than making it obvious that all they’re trying to do is hurt her politically.
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