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Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:27 PM

If personal email accounts important, why no investigation of Colin Powell? I know: dumb question

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Colin Powell relied on personal emails while secretary of state
Like Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell also used a personal email account during his tenure at the State Department, an aide confirmed in a statement.

“He was not aware of any restrictions nor does he recall being made aware of any over the four years he served at State,” the statement says. “He sent emails to his staff generally via their State Department email addresses. These emails should be on the State Department computers. He might have occasionally used personal email addresses, as he did when emailing to family and friends.”

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Powell’s statement comes after The New York Times reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal account while at the State Department, and the department acknowledged that thousands of emails Clinton generated during her tenure were not archived as official government records. The Times story also mentioned that Powell “used personal email to communicate with American officials and ambassadors and foreign leaders.”

The statement continues: “He did not take any hard copies of emails with him when he left office and has no record of the emails. They were all unclassified and mostly of a housekeeping nature. He came into office encouraging the use of emails as a way of getting the staff to embrace the new 21st information world.”
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Reply If personal email accounts important, why no investigation of Colin Powell? I know: dumb question (Original post)
Starbux Aug 2015 OP
Runner Dude Aug 2015 #1
U.S.Awesome Aug 2015 #2
Appalachian Man Aug 2015 #3
Banshee 3 Actual Aug 2015 #12
Sassyspop Aug 2015 #4
Starbux Aug 2015 #6
Sassyspop Aug 2015 #7
Starbux Aug 2015 #9
Starbux Aug 2015 #14
Sassyspop Aug 2015 #19
M41 Aug 2015 #5
Starbux Aug 2015 #10
Letmypeoplevote Aug 2015 #8
Banshee 3 Actual Aug 2015 #13
Letmypeoplevote Aug 2015 #16
Cardinals1982 Aug 2015 #11
Banshee 3 Actual Aug 2015 #15
kevlar Aug 2015 #17
GiovanniJones Aug 2015 #18

Response to Starbux (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:30 PM

1. Because he's a republican?

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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 05:31 PM

2. I don't think those rules about email were put in place until 2009.

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Response to U.S.Awesome (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 06:00 PM

3. Rules? Bush Administration officials followed rules?

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Response to U.S.Awesome (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:46 PM

12. 2009 you say? you mean when Dems controlled the WH, Senate and House and passed the law?

Sounds like an Own goal then, doesn't it?

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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 06:28 PM

4. Apples Oranges......private email accounts are VASTLY different

 

than private servers............but you all KNOW that.
It's bait and switch

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 06:57 PM

6. his was on a commercial email service providers server? under that companies control?


that sounds good.

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Response to Starbux (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:12 PM

7. Really...."6. his was on a commercial email service providers server? under that companies control?"

 

Has WHAT bearing...you use a couple "?" do you know the difference between a a server and an address...I'm pretty sure Powell didn't have a server in a shithouse closet in a Denver Loft....sucking up Confidential documents.

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:21 PM

9. then the server was under control of a commercial email service provider... of course to

clarifiy these matters such questions would have to be investigated.

IF an email service provider gave him an address, the address and the data associated with that address you can count on it, is under the service providers control. An enormous compromise of security.

of course, I'm wasting my time with this,if you don't know what the server does.



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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:54 PM

14. Private email accounts used by Jindal and Rick Perry provided by private companies (e.g. Google)

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/18/howard-dean/howard-dean-tremendous-number-public-officials-hav/

Two other presidential candidates, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, used private email accounts hosted by large services like Google during their time in office. With services such as Gmail, messages they sent would have been stored on Google’s own servers around the world. While Google has a high level of security, email data stored on these kind of large commercial servers is often mined internally, for marketing purposes, for example, Wonderlich said.

Having you emails on a commercial email service's servers means your emails as recieved, sent and stored are much more vulnerable to hacking.

did Colin Powell send or recieve any sensitive information over such a private email account? Who knows. We only have his word to go on. And this is the guy who told us Hussein had WMD - with a straight face.


When Millions Of Lost Bush White House Emails (From Private Accounts) Triggered A Media Shrug
In the Bush administration 22 staffers used private email accounts of the Republican National Committee. Millions of these emails went 'missing'.

The emails had been run through private accounts controlled by the Republican National Committee and were only supposed to be used for dealing with non-administration political campaign work to avoid violating ethics laws. Yet congressional investigators already had evidence private emails had been used for government business, including to discuss the firing of one of the U.S. attorneys. The RNC accounts were used by 22 White House staffers, including then-Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, who reportedly used his RNC email for 95 percent of his communications.

As the Washington Post reported, "Under federal law, the White House is required to maintain records, including e-mails, involving presidential decision- making and deliberations." But suddenly millions of the private RNC emails had gone missing; emails that were seen as potentially crucial evidence by Congressional investigators.

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Response to Starbux (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:39 PM

19. Jindal...Perry...NOT Federal officials/employees bound by the

 

Obama regulations of electronic correspondence....they certainly weren't getting highly sensitive...Classified material Hillary was on a Server in a Shithouse closet in a Denver Loft.....

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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 06:35 PM

5. its the TopSecret stuff on Hillary's server, that is the problem

i would guess that Powell was smart enough
to use his govt account for classified material.

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Response to M41 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:23 PM

10. "i would guess that Powell"... h-m-m-m, your guessing in matters of national security?



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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:17 PM

8. IIOKIYAR

Don't you know that it is okay if you are a republican

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:48 PM

13. Well when was the Law put into place? maybe you can get a lawyer to explain to you

about how retroactive prosecution isn't legal in this nation

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:25 PM

16. You continue to bat a 1000 in that you are never ever correct on any legal questions

Your track records is amazing. You are WRONG each and every time you post on a matter involving a legal issue. Some of your answers or posts are so sad that they are funny.

You do realize that the regulations you are talking about came into effect after Sec. Clinton left office. Thank you for making another sad and wrong post

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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:31 PM

11. But but but.

 

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Response to Cardinals1982 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:21 PM

15. Yup that's what the KW sounds like here

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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:58 PM

17. The funny thing is

your frantic deflection/excuse posts only highlight Hillary's actions and lead to more questions.

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Response to Starbux (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:59 PM

18. Powell should be in prison.

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