In response to a friendly note Clinton sent to Powell asking him advice on how she might continue to use her Blackberry device he responded with a very revealing email that he has recently disputed ever writing.
The document, not only refutes former Secretary of State Colin Powell‘s claim that he didn’t hit up Clinton about his own email practices until a year after she took office but shows Powell explicitly telling Hillary how to avoid “going through the State Department servers” by setting up a private email system!
Amazingly Powell even explicitly stated that this system was for use in communicating with foreign leaders and senior State Department officials.
Here is the email from Powell dated January 23, 2009...
"I didn’t have a Blackberry. What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.) 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."
So much for Powell's assertion that when it comes to the fake email scandal that “Clinton’s people have been trying to pin it on me,”... Hell Powell practically walked her through it like an IT guy!
The released documents also show that Mr. Powell even seemed aware that his correspondence might one day be available for public release and warned Clinton about how to get around such a nuisance...
“There is a real danger. If it is public that you have a BlackBerry and it it (sic) government and you are using it, government or not, to do business, it may become an official record and subject to the law... Be very careful. I got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data.”
To top all of this off Powell, at the end of his tenure, deleted all of his emails and no one in the media said boo!