NBC Seizes on Hillary Trying to Blame Colin Powell for E-Mail Scandal

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<p>With a news brief in the 9 a.m. ET hour on Friday, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> jumped on a report that Hillary Clinton tried to blame former Secretary of State Colin Powell for her e-mail scandal during conversations with the FBI. The morning show&rsquo;s news anchor Sheinelle Jones told viewers: <strong>&ldquo;...sources tell NBC News that Hillary Clinton told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended that she use a private e-mail account for unclassified communication.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>Clinton of course sent classified information using her private e-mail, which is what prompted the criminal investigation into the matter. Jones continued: &ldquo;Clinton says Powell made the suggestion both at a dinner party shortly after Clinton took over at the State Department in 2009 and also in an e-mail exchange around the same time.&rdquo;</p>

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