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    Clinton Says Advised by Colin Powell to Use Private Email Server For Business

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    US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agents that former Secretary of State Colin Powell advised her to use a private email server during her tenure as a Secretary of State, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The information was included in the FBI notes of Clinton questioning handed over to Congress on Tuesday, The New York Times newspaper reported Thursday.

    In July, the FBI completed its criminal probe of Clinton’s email use during her tenure as secretary of state. FBI Director James Comey noted that the former secretary of state had been reckless in managing highly sensitive government information, and had shared tens of classified emails through the unprotected server.

    The agency returned thousands of uncovered emails to the State Department for safe-keeping.

    In 2014, Clinton turned more than 55,000 emails to State Department investigators, claiming the documents represented all work-related emails from her private server. However, she destroyed, rather than hand over, more than 33,000 emails contrary to established rules and regulations.

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