Mitchell: There Are Obvious Differences in the Way Clinton and Powell Handled Emails

‘There are a lot of differences and the Powell office may be clearing that up’

“There are a lot of differences though, and I think the Powell office may be clearing this up. I was checking late last night and overnight, and they’re going to at least try to explain that there were differences. Yes, he wrote her a memo saying he that used his AOL account for unclassified e-mail, to spark better communication internally, because there was no comparable system in 2001 when he took office inside the State Department. But that for classified information, he used only the desktop in his seventh floor office, in that secure space on the seventh floor of the State Department, and pushed very hard, I was covering the State Department then, and pushed really hard to try to get better computers. They had Wangs when I first went over there in 1994. I mean, it was laughable. There was no communication system. So, he felt that using his private e-mail on unclassified daily messages to aides would improve the — vastly improve the communication internally, but never anything that was classified. And that that is the difference, and never told her to do anything about a private server and never mentioned a server and never conceived of a server, so that there are obvious differences.”

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