Colin Powell is learning the hard way that his Democratic “friends” will throw him under the bus in a heartbeat… assuming he’s not falling on the sword for Hillary.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, continued his dogged defense of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday when he released an email exchange of the former Republican secretary of state explaining to Clinton how to avoid using State Department servers.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 8, 2016
“What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.),” Powell wrote. “So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department servers.”
“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,” he said.
And Cummings could not have been more clear about his motive.
“This email exchange shows that Secretary Powell advised Secretary Clinton with a detailed blueprint on how to skirt security rules and bypass requirements to preserve federal records, although Secretary Clinton has made clear that she did not rely on this advice,” the Georgia lawmaker said, according to The Hill.
Not that everyone is buying Cummings’ spin.
Outspoken conservative actor James Woods had an easy solution to any possible conundrum, posting on Twitter: “No problem. They can both be indicted.”
No problem. They can both be indicted. https://t.co/REqezJai42
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 8, 2016
Here a sampling of other responses from Twitter, including those who believe that Powell may be getting a proper comeuppance for turning his back on the GOP:
And the bus is now backing up. The best part is Colin Powell threw the GOP under the bus for these people. https://t.co/Vp3Ng0heNJ
— Brent Burton, CPA (@Bburtcpa) September 8, 2016
@RealJamesWoods Does that not show she was actively looking for a way to avoid FOIA, not just her staff?
— Hi My Name Is: (@Gregory__Adams) September 8, 2016
— thelidlives (@thelidlives) September 8, 2016
@RealJamesWoods Along with those running the FBI etc who are covering up Hillary’s email fiasco.Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
— +++Stephen Gash+++ (@Stephen_Gash) September 8, 2016
— MarieTweets☕️ (@mkues65) September 8, 2016
— M&M (@moosemyfrnds1) September 8, 2016
— Leon Ryte (@leon_ryte) September 8, 2016
Are people just now realizing Colin Powell is self-serving and unreliable? https://t.co/c2oKDrDFTb
— John Ford (@JohnDouglasFord) September 8, 2016
— CatsFan03 (@CatsFan03) September 8, 2016
I missed the part of the exchange where he talked about setting up a private server and smashing blackberries after the fact @thehill
— Reasonably Assured (@MericaMcFreedom) September 8, 2016
@thehill So what difference does it make? She’s above the law and Powell is hanging out in her ivory tower.
— Curtis (@CurtisCal) September 8, 2016
@thehill He NEVER set up private server or destroy devices or documents under subpoena.
— Nanda (@frangiaq) September 8, 2016
@thehill Colin Powell context to Hillary was private business.
Not Sensitive Classified information, personal off site server in a basement.
— TriTrader (@ntmessage) September 8, 2016
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