Transcript for Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Hillary Clinton Email Scandal
Thanks very much. A new twist in that Clinton e-mail controversy. Colin Powell is speaking out, Jon Karl joins us with more on that. Reporter: Good morning, George. When it comes to her e-mail controversy, Hillary Clinton is often tried to use former secretary of state colin Powell as essentially an alibi. Her basic argument, he did it too. Most recently Mrs. Clinton reportedly told the FBI that Powell had actually advised her to use a private e-mail. The details of his advice is included in a new book who writes "Powell told her to use her own e-mail as he had done except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a state department computer. Powell thus confirmed a decision she had made months earlier to keep her personal account and use it for most messages." Now over the weekend Powell has pushed back telling "People" magazine, quote, her people have been trying to pin it on me. The truth is she was using it for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did. It's also important to point out, George, that what Powell did is much different. He didn't set up his own personal server and Powell was secretary of state before rules were put in place telling state department employees not to use personal e-mail for official business. In other words, there really isn't much of a comparison and as you can see from what Powell said over the weekend he's a little irritated by those trying to make a comparison. Any reaction from the Clinton camp. Reporter: No, I asked and no reaction to Powell's latest comments. Let's get more on it from
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