Powell counseled Clinton on keeping emails private: lawmaker

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell emailed Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton advice on the use of digital devices in 2009Former Secretary of State Colin Powell counseled Hillary Clinton on how best to keep official emails out of public view, according to a leading Democratic lawmaker and close ally of the White House candidate. Emails made public by US lawmaker Elijah Cummings — top Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee and a longtime Clinton supporter — appear to corroborate what Clinton has told the FBI about Powell’s advice to her during its investigation into her emails. Powell preceded Clinton — now the Democratic party’s presidential nominee — in the office of top US diplomat.

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