Hillary Clinton confessed to investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had given her the advise to use a personal email account.
The former First Lady revealed the name of the man behind the email controversy after she was pressed by FBI agents regarding the controversy.
The investigative account made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation included details of the three-and-a-half-hour interview with Hillary Clinton early July. The FBI handed over the report to Congress on Tuesday. The bureau’s director, James B. Comey, reached the decision not to pursue criminal charges against Clinton, according to the New York Times.
Colin Powell is an African American statesman and a former four-star general in the United States Army. He has a net worth $45 million.
Celebrity NetWorth stated that Powell made his wealth by earning from expensive appearance fees and speaking engagements after he left the military. Powell was appointed Secretary of State by President George W. Bush in 2000. His appointment was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Powell became the first African American appointed Secretary of State. Other than that, he was the first and only African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is the son of Jamaican immigrants Luther and Maud Powell. He was raised in the South Bronx then attended the City College of New York, where he studied geology.
After his graduation in 1958, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While patrolling a Vietnamese-Laotian border, Powell was wounded by a punji-stick booby trap.
The biggest controversy he got involved in happened during the Iraq War. According to Biography, Powell was seriously questioned because of his role in building the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
At the beginning, Powell had serious disagreements about President Bush’s idea to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein. However, when Bush attacked Iraq at a crucial time, he supported Bush. He went to the extent of stating that the U.S. government had evidence that Iraq was concealing weapons of mass destruction, which acted as the reason to go into war in the first place.
However, when the picture became clear, it was Powell who confirmed that it was unlikely for Iraq to possess WMDs. In 2004, after this confession, he stepped down from his office, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice became his successor.
On Thursday, Powell’s office wrote a statement, saying he did write to Hillary Clinton about the use of private emails, which existed in the FBI files.