Hillary Clinton’s emails with Colin Powell have been released. Powell, the former secretary of state, told Clinton that he communicated with foreign leaders and friends from his own personal computer. He did state that used his own account without using the State Department server.
The emails released on Wednesday revealed how Powell was able to circumvent normal security measures.
Powell wrote: “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 it going through the State Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels.”
The emails were provided by Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Clinton’s email usage has been used by Republican Donald Trump on the campaign trail to show that Clinton cannot be trusted as president. Clinton’s emails were also deleted and classified, which is a major security issue.
The House Oversight Committee demanded the emails between Powell and Clinton be released.
Hillary Clinton will not be charged by the FBI for her use of a private email server. Powell wrote “there is a real danger” to Clinton when discussing using a government computer to send emails. All correspondences are allowed to be public as long as the information is not classified.