In this Oct. 10, 2008 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Powell said he emailed Clinton describing his use of a personal AOL account for unclassified messages while leading the State Department under President George W. Bush.Unlike Clinton, Powell relied on a commercially available service to host his personal email account.During dessert, Powell advised Clinton to use a personal email account while in office, as he had done, according to the passage from the book "Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton" provided to AP. Powell reportedly told Clinton that his use of personal email to communicate with his staff had been "transformative for the department".
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