House Democrats released email correspondence between Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, NBC News reported.
The email exchange, which was released on Wednesday, took place in January 2009. Clinton asked the former secretary of state about restrictions in using a Blackberry, and Powell responded with how he used a land line to get around State Department rules.
"I didn't have a Blackberry," Powell said in the email. "What I did was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient). So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department servers. I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels."