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Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:27 PM

Republican Colin Powell Deals Death Blow to Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

On ABC’s This Week, former Sec. of State Colin Powell admitted that he used a private email account for public business. Powell’s explanation of why he used a private email account amounted to a death blow for Republicans who are trying to build a scandal out of Hillary Clinton’s emails....

Powell’s description of his own emails as pretty benign matches up with Rep. Adam Schiff’s description of the Hillary Clinton emails that the Benghazi committee has read. According to Sen. Chuck Schumer, Clinton’s private email system was based on the system that Powell used.

The technology available in most federal agencies is woefully outdated. It isn’t surprising that appointees would use technology that is available in the private sector because it is better. Powell’s emails from his personal account went into the State Department system because they were addressed to employees in State. The same is the case with the Clinton emails. Powell’s discussion of his own experience with his personal email account adds credibility to the claim that there is nothing to see here.

If Hillary Clinton broke the law, as some Republicans are claiming, then Colin Powell also broke the law.

The more that is revealed about the use of private email, the more it looks like Republicans are trying to make something out of nothing. It has been a bad day for the Republican Clinton email scandal, and it is only going to get worse for the Republican Party as they continue to go down what looks like a dead end.

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/03/08/republican-colin-powell-deals-death-blow-hillary-clinton-email-scandal.html via Politics USA

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Reply Republican Colin Powell Deals Death Blow to Hillary Clinton Email Scandal (Original post)
DeepModem Mom Jul 2015 OP
villager Jul 2015 #1
Kath1 Jul 2015 #2
nxylas Aug 2015 #16
Walk away Aug 2015 #23
eppur_se_muova Aug 2015 #20
Tommy2Tone Jul 2015 #3
sheshe2 Jul 2015 #4
riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #5
malokvale77 Jul 2015 #6
Charles de Gaudless Aug 2015 #7
malokvale77 Aug 2015 #10
Hekate Aug 2015 #15
pnwmom Aug 2015 #17
Walk away Aug 2015 #24
George II Aug 2015 #32
pnwmom Aug 2015 #9
ismnotwasm Aug 2015 #22
sheshe2 Aug 2015 #25
lunamagica Aug 2015 #8
VanillaRhapsody Aug 2015 #11
redruddyred Aug 2015 #12
Hekate Aug 2015 #13
Cha Aug 2015 #14
4now Aug 2015 #18
ericson00 Aug 2015 #19
Gothmog Aug 2015 #21
stone space Aug 2015 #26
stone space Aug 2015 #27
sheshe2 Aug 2015 #28
stone space Aug 2015 #30
calimary Aug 2015 #31
Cha Aug 2015 #29

Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:32 PM

1. Good!

 

It's good to see any derailment/side-issue taken away from the GOP...

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:32 PM

2. Not sure if it will,

but it should put an end to that manufactured "scandal."

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:14 AM

16. It won't

The backwash already regards Powell as a traitor for endorsing Obama.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 11:08 AM

23. Who cares about the backwash? nt

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:13 AM

20. No, he's already said all this months ago. It had no effect then either. nt

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:42 PM

3. Won't stop the GOP or Fox News

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:56 PM

4. Whut woah.

Kick.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 11:08 PM

5. Hope this is enough to derail this

 

sadly resigned that it won't.



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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 11:23 PM

6. Wasn't Colin Powell wrong about Iraq also?

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:03 AM

7. No

 

He was just given bullshit "information."

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Response to Charles de Gaudless (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:42 AM

10. So we can assume...

this time, he is fully informed?

When it was his job to know he didn't, compared to now when nobody gives a damn about his opinion.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:10 AM

15. Well aren't you cute

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:21 AM

17. No one with knowledge of the law ever claimed he broke the law with his emails. And the law is exactly the same

whether it is applied to Hillary or Colin or anyone else. The law wasn't changed till after both of them had left office.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 11:12 AM

24. I can't wait until Bernie is down! I'll be the first to kick him all over DU!

So see! You got your wish! I actually hate Berniebots more than republicans! That took months of your garbage to accomplish

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Response to Charles de Gaudless (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 07:57 PM

32. Like all of Congress was....you know, all those folks who "voted for war with Iraq"!

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:35 AM

9. He isn't wrong about the law on this. The Rethugs have already investigated and found

she broke no law. If she had, they would have charged her long ago.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 10:41 AM

22. What does one have to do with the other?

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 06:13 PM

25. Please take your comments out of our Group.

This is the HRC Group. You want the BS group.

TIA!

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:21 AM

8. K&R.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:44 AM

11. That has been my take all along

 

Govt systems are so woefully behind in technology Clinton would have to be crazy not to have a seperate server for email

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:45 AM

12. what's incredible to me is that people actually buy into this

 

benghazi et al is so fucking stupid, and yet it comes up in the news so often that people are convinced that hil is a candidate with 'issues'

it's almost turning me into a supporter. unfortunately I lean a bit too far left. however, should she win the primary she will have my full contribution.

republicans are aggressive assholes. I don't think that the proper response is aggression in return, but I wouldn't mind seeing a few more frankens take up the cause.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:07 AM

13. I hope Andrea Mitchell gets the memo soon. ...

She was nattering about it again because it's in the news again because the GOP/NYT is still beating this dead horse, and averred that Hillary will just have to comment about it/answer all the questions about it "Because >sigh< it's just not going away." I think it was yesterday.

That woman has turned into a hack.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:08 AM

14. "Death Blow"! Wow! Yeah, republicons aren't the only ones who are trying to make something

out of nothing, DM M.

I remember reading early on about this.. that Powell had used his private e-mail server, too.

This was before it became the law.. just like with Hillary. But, when has that ever stopped Cons and whomever else is whining about this?

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 02:46 AM

18. Another wild goose chase?

No way. I thought they had her with this one.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 03:44 AM

19. Colin needs to come out now and help end this media non-sense

 

If he could endorse Obama in 2008, he can stand up for Hillary. Its not like Republicans like him anymore anyway. Nor did they ever, except as a showpiece.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:19 AM

21. This is not a scandal and does not have any legs

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 06:21 PM

26. I couldn't care less about any silly emails.

 

But it would be a mistake for any Democrat to use "Powell did it, too" as a defense for anything.

I mean, who doesn't have this image permanently seared into their brain?

Just sayin'...



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Response to stone space (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 06:43 PM

27. Oops...just noticed the group.

 

My post wasn't intended as a slam at Hillary, but I am Bernie supporter, so I can see how it might be interpreted as such.

I can delete it if folks want me to.



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Response to stone space (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 07:03 PM

28. Hey stone space

As a host, I wish your post to stand. I thank you for your grace for acknowledging you are in our group, apologizing and asking if we wish that you delete.

You showed us respect, I thank you for that, you are what Bernie stands for. There are a few on this site that I admire.

You are a keeper. Thank you.

She~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 07:06 PM

30. Thanks, sheshe.

 

See you around!



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Response to stone space (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 07:29 PM

31. Hey, I would imagine a few of us have done that by accident.

I certainly goofed once in the Bernie Sanders Group, when I replied to a post - to reply specifically to THAT post. I just didn't have the presence of mind to check up at the top of the screen to see which forum the thread was in. D'OH! It's easy enough to do if one is momentarily not paying attention. Taught me to make sure to check which forum. I apologized, of course. It's a habit that just sorta has to be formed. I'm working on it myself, trying to be more contientious about that.

Btw - thank you for being so courteous!

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Response to stone space (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 07:05 PM

29. Not really. It's the repubs who are mostly pushing this shite. Since Powell did it before it

became law and Hillary did too.. they have nothing.

And, yes, you are in Hillary's Group.. thank you for being congenial.

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