Powell Told Clinton He Used Private E-Mail Globally (Correct)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 2:24 AM GMT
(Bloomberg) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave Hillary Clinton blunt advice about skirting the rules on using personal e-mail when she started work at the State Department, saying he used a private account on a personal computer to communicate with everyone from friends to foreign leaders.
'What were your restrictions on your use of your blackberry?” Clinton asked in an e-mail to Powell on Jan. 23, 2009. “Did you use it in your personal office?” She said she heard that diplomatic security personnel “knew you had one and used it but no one fesses up to knowing how you used it!”
“I didn't have a BlackBerry,” Powell responded. “What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.) So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without going through the State Department servers. I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels.”
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
That's being polite about his failure to admit he used a private email account when he was Secretary of State.
Posted by Steve J. at 11:57 PM