Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (Credit: NBC News)
On the same day the State Department formally asks Clinton for her emails from when she was secretary of state, it also sends letters to her three predecessors as secretary of state—Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice—asking if they have any emails or other federal records in their possession.
Albright replies that she did not use email during the years they were in office.
Rice did have a government email account, but only used it rarely.
Powell, who was secretary of state from 2001 to 2005, had a private email account through AOL [America Online] but did not keep his emails.
The State Department’s inspector general will later find that Powell’s personal email account had received two emails from staff that contained “national security information classified at the Secret or Confidential levels.” (The Washington Post, 3/27/2016) (The Wall Street Journal, 3/10/2015)