Question of the Day: “Secretary Clinton, will you be apologizing to Secretary Powell for blaming him for your illegal decision to create a secret, private email account and home brew server to handle classified material as Secretary of State?- Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor 

Hillary Clinton Lied About Colin Powell Advising Her To Use A Private Email Server:

Hillary Clinton Told The FBI That “Colin Powell Recommended That She Use A Private Email Account During Her Tenure As Secretary Of State.” “Hillary Clinton told the FBI that her predecessor Colin Powell recommended that she use a private email account during her tenure as Secretary of State, according to a new report.” (David Wright, “Report: Clinton Told FBI Powell Advised Use Of Private Email,” CNN, 8/19/16)


Powell Said He Had “‘No Recollection’ Of The Conversation” Telling Clinton To Use A Private Email Account, But Said He Sent A Memo Describing Using His Personal “Account For Unclassified Messages.” “As the Times reports, Conason wrote, ‘Toward the end of the evening, over dessert, Albright asked all of the former secretaries to offer one salient bit of counsel to the nation’s next top diplomat. Powell told her to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer.’ Reached for comment, Powell’s team told CNN he has ‘no recollection’ of the conversation described in Conason’s book, though he did provide her a memo regarding his own email use at the State Dept. Powell Principal Assistant Peggy Cifrinio’s said in a statement that the former secretary of state did write Clinton an email memo describing his use of his personal AOL email account for unclassified messages.” (David Wright, “Report: Clinton Told FBI Powell Advised Use Of Private Email,” CNN, 8/19/16)

  • Powell Spokesperson: “At The Time There Was No Equivalent System Within The Department. He Used A Secure State Computer On His Desk To Manage Classified Information.” (David Wright, “Report: Clinton Told FBI Powell Advised Use Of Private Email,” CNN, 8/19/16)

The Washington Post Headline: “Hillary Clinton’s ‘Colin Powell Did It’ Defense Of Her Email Practices Is Just Plain Wrong” (The Washington Post, 8/19/16)

Clinton Has Gone 259 Days Since Holding A Presser:

It Has Been 259 Days Since Clinton Last Held A Press Conference. (The Washington Post, Accessed 8/19/16)