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  • Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State: I Would Never Have Allowed Private Email Server

    Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, admitted on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that she would have never operated, or allow officials in her State Department to operate, a private email server during her tenure as Hillary Clinton did.

    Albright argued that the private email server Clinton created for herself did not compromise U.S. national security, even though she would not have signed off on the arrangement herself.

    “I think she has spoken to this very clearly, and I do not see that as a security breach.”

    She said she and Hillary Clinton were “tough” on security during their respective tenures in the State Department.

    “I think that it is important to be tough because we are obviously concerned about hacking and a variety of issues, but I think she has explained what she’s done. She’s turned things over,” Albright remarked, noting that every agency has a different definition of what it considers classified.

    She said she wasn’t concerned about the Democratic presidential candidate’s growing email scandal.

    “I think she has explained what she’s done. She’s turned things over.”

    “Your personal feeling aside, though, wouldn’t you be concerned if it weren’t Hillary Clinton, if it were some other official, if it were some other head of the State Department who was using a private email server, would that concern you?” NBC’s Willie pressed.

    “Others had, I understand,” she responded. “But I really do think we have to figure out the technology. When I was at the State Department, we still had Wang computers. What really happens is I think our government generally has to catch up with a variety of ways of using technology.”

    “If you were Secretary of State and your Deputy Secretary of State said, ‘I want to do all my email on a personal email server on a private email account,’ would you approve that?” pressed Geist.

    “I would not, no,” Albright admitted.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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