Report: Condi Rice Used Official Gov’t Email Account as Sec of State

Condoleezza Rice (Reuters)

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice reportedly used an official email address to conduct official business.

After the New York Times broke the story about Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of her personal email account to conduct official business while she was Secretary of State, Marie Harf, the department’s spokesperson, claimed that “Secretary [John] Kerry is the first Secretary of State to rely primarily on a email account.”

A Rice aide told the Wall Street Journal that Rice “had a email address that she occasionally used, but not very often, and that she didn’t use a personal email address for any State Department business.”

Clinton’s exclusive use of private email for official business went against a 2005 State Department guideline and a 2009 federal regulation governing the use of email for government employees.

Clinton is set to address the email scandal at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.