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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Colon Powell Said He Didn't Advise Hillary On How To Use Personal Email, BUT HE DID

Diseased Colin

From MSN:
Former secretary of State Colin Powell advised his successor, Hillary Clinton, on how to circumvent federal records requirements in a newly released email exchange about how best to handle communications over digital devices. 
The email, dated two days after Clinton was sworn into office in 2009, was released by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. 
Cummings also included documentation showing that, during his tenure, Powell had sent classified emails over his private AOL account - but as of July, had still not responded to a request to contact his service provider to retrieve them. 
"I had an ancient version of a PDA and used it," Powell said in the exchange with Clinton. "If it is public that you have a Blackberry," he said, "it may become an official record and subject to the law." 
"Be very careful," warned Powell. "I got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data," he said. 
The exchange shows that Powell gave Clinton “a detailed blueprint on how to skirt security rules and bypass requirements to preserve federal records, although Secretary Clinton has made clear that she did not rely on this advice," said Cummings. 
It "also illustrates the longstanding problem that no secretary of State ever used an official unclassified email account until the current secretary of State," said Cummings.
No wonder Trump says he will enforce rules on security clearances and the exchange of information. Of course what Mr. Powell did is not on scale, nor for the same reasons, as Mrs. Clinton. He probably did it for convenience whilst she did it to hide things and use the Department of State as personal real estate. But it begs the question. How "Fast and Furious" are people with clearances dealing from the deck on these things? Do we need to worry about hackers when things are so slipshod at this level? Hmmm
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3 Comments:

Anonymous The Last English Prince said...

We have met the enemy and he is us?

As a prior LCDR in the USNR I did not receive a lot of guidance regarding secret keeping and only attended one meeting requiring clearance. These things were more captured in conversation and through mentorship than formal classroom attendance.

But we were given basics regarding chain of custody for information and the need to keep it within the organizational chain. We knew not to place sensitive items in our trunk, unattended at home, or on a desk.

So I certainly did not go home after my one secret clearance event and discuss it with my spouse. And I did not place the information on a digital record. Smart enough to understand what the letter C on a document meant. Yep. That is why the Navy chose me to be a direct commission officer. smile

I suppose the Department of State is being run by Sesame Street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8mB6VsUHw

Thursday, September 08, 2016 3:45:00 pm  
Blogger Pete Rowe said...

What did we expect from Mr. Powell? The Saudis gave his wife a Jaguar (car) as a gift and he kept it.

http://www.hudson.org/research/6706-cold-desert-nights

Thursday, September 08, 2016 5:31:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Banana republic!

Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:54:00 pm  

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