Ex-Secretary of State Albright wouldn't have approved private email
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she wouldn't have approved the use of private email servers similar to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE's during her tenure.

“I would not, no,” Albright said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday, when asked about such an arrangement.

But Albright, who headed State under President Bill Clinton, also defended Hillary Clinton, arguing that she didn't endanger national intelligence with her private server.


“Well, I think she’s spoken to this very clearly, and I do not see that as a security breach,” she said of Clinton, the 2016 Democratic front-runner.

“I was tough on security, and Secretary Clinton was tough on security,” Albright continued.  “I think that it’s important to be tough because we’re obviously concerned about hacking and a variety of issues.

“I think she has explained what she has done,” she added. “She’s turned things over. I do think we always have to be concerned about security, and Secretary Clinton has been and will be.”

Albright said the government needs to better understand modern technology and establish clear guidelines.

“I really do think that we have to figure out the technology,” she said.  “By the way, when I was at the State Department, we still had Wang computers.

“What really happens is I think our government generally has to catch up with a variety of ways of using technology in these days,” she added.

Clinton has struggled to escape the controversy over her use of a private email server and has seen her support slip in multiple national polls.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is challenging her for the nomination, is leading the former first lady in some Iowa and New Hampshire polls.

A strong majority of voters in a recent poll also said Clinton is not trustworthy or transparent.

Clinton has said she regrets using the private email system but insists she did not break the law or endanger national security.