Here we go again: Hillary Clinton is blaming her personal email server use on someone else. This time, it's former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
According to notes taken by FBI agents during an interview of Clinton in July and turned over to Congress last week, Clinton said it was Powell who encouraged her to use private email. According to Powell, that is false.
On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account while she held the Secretary of State office herself.
"Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 Night of Legends fête in East Hampton, New York.
"The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did," Powell added.
This discrepancy further proves Hillary Clinton has not only been lying to the American people about her email servers, where she stored and transmitted top-secret classified information, but she lied to the FBI about it too.
Two weeks ago Chairmen of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees sent a letter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia requesting an investigation into the truthfulness of Clinton's answers to the FBI's questions, implying she perjured herself in front of Congress during testimony last year.
“The evidence collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony," the letter states. "During a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on October 22, 2015, Secretary Clinton testified with respect to (1) whether she sent or received emails that were marked classified at the time; (2) whether her attorneys reviewed each of the emails on her personal email system; (3) whether there was one, or more servers that stored work-related emails during her time as Secretary of State; and (4) whether she provided all her work-related emails to the Department of State."
“Although there may be other aspects of Secretary Clinton’s sworn testimony that are at odds with the FBI’s findings, her testimony in those four areas bears specific scrutiny in light of the facts and evidence FBI Director James Comey described in his public statement on July 5, 2016 and in testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 7, 2016,” the letter continues.
Perjury is very difficult to prove, but one thing has been clear for months now: Hillary Clinton can't keep her story straight.