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Condoleezza Rice Aides, Colin Powell Also Got Classified Info on Personal Emails

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    Condoleezza Rice Aides, Colin Powell Also Got Classified Info on Personal Emails
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    In this file, handout photo provided by the U.S. National Archives, Secretary of State Colin Powell meets in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in Washington, DC.

    The State Department's Inspector General has found classified information sent to the personal email accounts of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the senior staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, NBC News has learned.

    In a letter to Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy dated Feb. 3, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick said that the State Department has determined that 12 emails examined from State's archives contained national security information now classified "Secret" or "Confidential."

    Two of the messages were sent to Powell's personal account, and 10 were sent to personal accounts of Rice's senior aides, the letter said. None of the messages were marked classified when originally sent, Linick said in the document.