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The week isn’t even half over, and already it’s a disaster for Hillary Clinton’s email excuses and alibis.
First, news broke on Monday that almost 15,000 previously unknown emails had surfaced to prove that the former secretary of state was lying when she said she long ago turned over all her work-related emails to investigators. Then, as The Point reported, Judicial Watch blew the lid off the corrupt pay-for-play connection between Hillary’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
Now, one of the most respected names in American foreign policy — and an African-American woman at that — is putting another nail in the coffin of Clinton’s latest bogus claims about the original set up of her private, unauthorized email server.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined Colin Powell in denying a story Clinton surely hoped would help the public accept her use of her secretive, home-brew server during her time as the United States’ chief diplomat.
In the tale, spun by liberal author Joe Conason — a Clinton apologist who interviewed Bill and Hillary Clinton for a book about the post-presidency years — Hillary got an informal green light from Powell to use the private email system during a chummy dinner party in Washington, D.C., in 2009.
The New York Times described a passage from Conason’s book last week, which presented what it said was an account of a gathering at the home of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright (who served under Hillary’s husband):
“Toward the end of the evening, over dessert, Albright asked all of the former secretaries to offer one salient bit of counsel to the nation’s next top diplomat,” Mr. Conason writes. “Powell told her to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer.”
Mr. Conason continued, “Saying that his use of personal email had been transformative for the department,” Mr. Powell “thus confirmed a decision she had made much earlier – to keep her personal account and use it for most messages.”
The only problem with this Conason yarn, is that two people who were allegedly present – including one of the principal players – are saying they don’t remember that conversation happening.
In a statement last week, Powell said he had no memory of the email advice Conason apparently created.
And in an interview with the Daily Caller this week, a Rice aide said the same.
Rice is now an instructor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Her top aide there, Georgia Godfrey, said Rice was siding with Powell in recalling the dinner-table talk.
“Dr. Rice isn’t doing any media right now. I can tell you though that she has no recollection of that conversation either,” Godfrey said.
When Washington insiders say they “don’t remember” something, they’re either telling a lie themselves, or they’re calling someone else a liar. In this case, Powell and Rice are using “I don’t remember” as the politest way of saying “that’s bulls**t.”
What’s really interesting here is the dog that hasn’t barked yet.
Madeline Albright is allegedly the woman who hosted the party where the Powell statement is supposed to have been made. Albright is the one who is supposed to have brought up the question in the first place.
But the secretary of state appointed by Bill Clinton has spent a weekend without confirming a vindicating story about her political patron; a story that would support her political party’s quest to keep the White House in November. Chance are she hasn’t commented because she “wouldn’t remember” the dinner party quite the way Conason’s alleged source did either.
And she’s too polite to say so out loud.
What will the rest of the week bring?
Remember, don’t trust the lamestream media’s anti-Trump line and do not let them demoralize you. Make America Great Again!