(WASHINGTON TIMES) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell showed a marked disregard for cyber security, dismissing fears that using a private computer or personal device could compromise state secrets, according to an email he sent Hillary Clinton soon after she took office in 2009.
The email, released late Wednesday by congressional Democrats eager to show Mrs. Clinton wasn’t the only former top diplomat to abuse secrecy rules, included a warning from Mr. Powell saying that if the public spotted Mrs. Clinton using a Blackberry, they would demand to see the emails she was sending.
“Be very careful,” Mr. Powell said. “I got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data.”
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