September 16, 2016 by Chris Kite
I’m sick and tired of the Hillary Clinton e-mail “scandal.” Mostly because it wasn’t a scandal. She admitted it was a mistake. And it was. But it was hardly a significant mistake that actually put our nation’s security at risk. The FBI investigation proved this. And she is hardly the first Secretary of State to use private e-mail.
So if I’m sick of it, why do I keep writing about it? Because the media cannot let it go. They aren’t all that interested in Trump’s deleted e-mails. Or his pay to play. Or his constant lying. Or his lack of knowledge. Or his desire to use nuclear weapons. Or any of the really scary things that should instantly disqualify him from being President. But they sure are interested in Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server.
One of the explanations (not excuses, but explanations) of why Hillary Clinton decided to use a private e-mail server was that Colin Powell advised her how he did it. When that was recently brought up, Powell defended himself and said that was a full year after Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State and therefore didn’t come into play. Now Clinton has already said that Powell’s advice was not the reason she decided to use a private server. But for the record, one of the e-mails released by the FBI was an e-mail from January 2009 in which Powell advised Clinton on how he got around the rules.
Given all the interest the media has in Clinton’s e-mails, you would think this would be a major (positive) development that would be getting lots of national coverage. But the media appears more interested in sound bites, keeping the race close, and trying to prove they aren’t the “liberal media” by constantly allowing ridiculous right wing conspiracy theories and non-facts to become news stories.
But the FBI released irrefutable proof that Colin Powell did in fact advise Hillary Clinton on using a private e-mail account in January 2009, not at least a year after she became Secretary of State.