Condoleezza Rice "rarely" used email as Secretary of State, unlike successor Hillary Clinton, who's come under fire for conducting government business on her personal email account rather than with a government address.
Rice, who was secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005 through 2009, didn't make use of a non-government address for official business, Business Insider reports.
"Secretary Rice rarely used email during her tenure at State," an unnamed source told the news website. "On the very rare occasion she did, her State Department email was the vehicle for official communication."
"She did not use personal email for official communication as Secretary," the source added.
But Colin Powell, who was Bush's secretary of state from 2001 through 2006, did use personal email, Business Insider reports.
And current Secretary of State John Kerry "is the first Secretary of State to rely primarily on a state.gov email account," Business Insider reports, citing a statement from State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf.
The New York Times
first reported Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email account Monday night.
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