Colin Powell and top staffers for Condoleezza Rice received classified information through personal email accounts, according to a new report from State Department investigators.
Hillary Clinton has received severe criticism -- particularly from Republicans and computer security experts -- for using her personal email account while serving as the nation's top diplomat under President Barack Obama.
Thursday's revelation about the two secretaries of state under former President George W. Bush gave her supporters an opportunity to claim the Democratic presidential candidate was being singled out over the practice.
The emails were discovered during a State Department review of the email practices of the past five secretaries of state. It found that Powell received two emails that were classified and that the "immediate staff" working for Rice received 10 emails that were classified.
The information was deemed either "secret" or "confidential," according to the report.
So I assume that we can now look forward to Condi and Colin having to sit before some Congressional investigative committee as well now, right?
Oh no I'm sorry that only happens if your name is Clinton.
Colin Powell is not exactly happy that he has been dragged into this BS either:
"The State Department cannot now say they were classified then because they weren't," Powell said. "If the Department wishes to say a dozen years later they should have been classified that is an opinion of the Department that I do not share."
"I have reviewed the messages and I do not see what makes them classified," Powell said.
Okay we need to move onto a new scandal, this one is boring.
I think the new shiny object is that Hillary is supposedly the mascot of Wall Street.
Well at least it's relatively new.