Thursday, February 04, 2016

State Dept. Says Classified Data Was Found in Ex-Secretaries’ Personal Email

By STEVEN LEE MYERS and MARK MAZZETTI, NYT
FEB. 4, 2016

WASHINGTON — The State Department has discovered a dozen emails containing classified information that were sent to the personal email accounts of Colin L. Powell and close aides of Condoleezza Rice during their tenures as secretaries of state for President George W. Bush.

Two emails were sent to Mr. Powell’s personal account, and 10 to personal accounts of Ms. Rice’s senior aides. Those emails have now been classified as “confidential” or “secret” as part of a review process that has resulted in similar “upgrades” of information sent through the personal email server that Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. The State Department did not say who sent the emails to Mr. Powell or to Ms. Rice’s aides.

It is against the law to have classified information outside a secure government account.

Of the nearly 30,000 emails from Mrs. Clinton’s server that have been released by the State Department under a court order, 18 emails sent to or from her have also been classified as secret, and 1,564 others have been classified at the lower level of “confidential.”

(More here.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Tom Koch said...

This should be investigated and if warranted, they should be prosecuted.

6:02 PM  

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