Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell interrupted his otherwise restful retirement to defend himself against allegations by Hillary Clinton that he instructed her on how to bypass the State Department and set up a private unsecured server.
In a statement, the former secretary of state, who served under President George W. Bush, said that he wasn’t trying to influence Clinton when he emailed her advice.
“As noted by the FBI and Congressman Cummings in his comments about my exchange of emails with Secretary Clinton in 2009, Secretary Clinton has stated that she was not influenced by my email in making her decisions on email use. I was not trying to influence her but just to explain what I had done eight years earlier to begin the transformation of the State Department’s information system,” Powell said.
Now, I might not be the right person to be writing about Powell. I’ve been ambivalent about him ever since he lost his mind and endorsed Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012, thus breaking with his own party and supporting the narcissistic egomaniac that has ravaged our country for the past 7 1/2 years. However, in this instance, I find myself strangely willing to have his back.
His statement comes a day after partisan reptile Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released an email exchange between Clinton and Powell from two days after she took over the cabinet position in 2009.
Clinton wanted to continue using her Blackberry in her new position and Powell responded saying he didn’t have one and developed another system instead that allowed him to communicate with people without it going through servers at the State Department.
“What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.) So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department servers,” Powell wrote. “I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels.”
Now here’s where I might be turning into Tinfoil Hattie – You tell me: When Powell broke with his own party to endorse Obama, he got kudos from the AA community for “hooking a brotha up.”
Hillary Clinton’s standing among AA voters is hitting bottom faster than a fat kid on a see-saw, so it makes total sense for her to not only tie him to her tacky ways, but to also infer that he was not only instructive but directly responsible for her arrogant stupidity. It would make sense (to a self-absorbed narcissist like Hillary) that the entire AA community would rally around both her and Powell and show up in droves at the polls to support her in November. But thats just my wildest theory, although its making more and more sense the longer I ponder it…
OTHER GENERALS IN THE NEWS:
Earlier this week, almost 90 retired Generals penned a letter endorsing Donald J. Trump for President, and urging the general public to do the same
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is under fire from Clinton supporting former intel officers and the entire Dem party for having the nerve to attend the security briefing given to Donald Trump earlier this week. It seems they’re “alarmed” by Trump’s readout of his briefing and his opinions about them Fuck them. This is clearly partisan politics at its ugliest.
Thats it for me. Your turn. Have at it.