Gen. Colin Powell has learned this lesson the hard way over the last few months. In an interview with People magazine, Powell says that Hillary Clinton has been trying to throw his career under the bus since being reprimanded by FBI investigators.
“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” he said referring to her State Department e-mail scandal. “The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did."
In a statement provided to the AP, Powell told Clinton back in 2009 that he did use a private AOL account for unclassified messages while leading the State Department under President George W. Bush and that it "vastly improved" communications.
However, of the emails reviewed in Clinton's FBI investigation, 113 contained classified information, and three of those had classification markers.