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Friday, August 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Colin Powell did it’ defense of her email practices is just plain wrong

Oh, by the way; this sailor got one year in the slammer 
Saucier's defense had asked for probation, in part by invoking the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over the classified emails authorities say were found on her private server.
Anyway, on to the main story to wit:
Washington Post

. . . "The implication here is clear: Clinton told the FBI that Powell advised her to use a private email account since he had done so while in the same job. Therefore, Clinton's assertion that she was simply following the accepted practices of previous secretaries of state is entirely proven out. Done and done!
"Um, not really. Let me count the ways in which the Clinton email setup ≠ the Powell email setup:
1. Clinton exclusively used a private email account to conduct State Department business. Powell did not.
2. Clinton had a private email server, located at her house. Powell did not.
3. The rules governing electronic communication changed considerably — and got more strict — between Powell's time in office and Clinton's. This from the essential WaPo Fact Checker:
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Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail
. . . "For whatever reason — and despite the fact that Clinton has said on several occasions that she knows she made a mistake — she seems incapable of accepting that responsibility and moving on. No secretary of state — up to and including Colin Powell — handled their email setup like Clinton. That's a fact."
Political Cartoons by Dana Summers

. . . "A spokeswoman for Powell's office issued a statement following the Times' story: "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." . . .

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