Stuart Varney points out that despite Hillary Clinton’s claims to the contrary, former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn’t backing up her assertion, that he told her to just use one email account for everything. It’s an irrelevant argument at best, considering she’s an adult and supposedly one with the capacity for making her own decisions, and those of our nation as well. She’s throwing everything into her defense and that includes clinging to Secretary Powell along the way.
He brings Catherine Herridge in for the latest on the dispute. She describes the report by the New York Times as we did yesterday, a political effort on the part of their candidate, Hillary Clinton. Herridge said, “The New York Times story appears to be a strategic leak to benefit Hillary Clinton and further spread the taint of the email controversy to a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, by reporting he recommended to Clinton she use personal email for government business.”
New York Times Acting As Clinton Campaign Communications Outlet
Herridge continues, saying, “While the report does not offer direct quotes, it says Clinton relayed the claim to FBI agents during her interview July 4th weekend and a summary is in the FBI investigative notes sent to Capitol Hill this week.”
She provides a statement issued by Powell’s office disputing the claims, saying he “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…He used a secure State computer on his desk to manage classified information.”
Herridge goes on to say, “Republicans and Democrats with access to the FBI investigative file were told that none of the information should be publicly released without prior consent from the FBI. We contacted the bureau this afternoon to see if they had authorized the release of this information.” Apparently they have although Herridge failed to explicitly state that to be the case.
Stuart then turns to K T McFarland with a simple question, “Did Hillary Clinton throw Colin Powell under the bus?” McFarland goes on to describe “The Summer of the Lie,” that we are all witnessing in DC, in which Hillary Clinton is playing a huge role.