Colin Powell Defends His Use of Personal Email – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Colin Powell on Thursday stood by his decision to use a private email account to conduct government business while serving as secretary of state, saying that he was “unaware” of requirements to preserve emails sent between private accounts.

“With respect to records, if I sent an email from my public email account to an addressee at another public email account it would not have gone through State Department servers,” he said in a statement released through an assistant. “It was a private conversation similar to…


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