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Silence Overtakes MSNBC Panel Following Former Clinton Secretary of State's Answer on Private Email Server


"I would not, no."

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright delivers remarks during the ceremonial groundbreaking of the future U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department's Harry S. Truman Building September 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. When completed, the Diplomacy Center will be a museum and education center that will 'demonstrate the ways in which diplomacy matters now and has mattered throughout American history.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday that she would not have allowed a deputy secretary of state to use a private email, which was followed by a noticeable silence that settled over the MSNBC "Morning Joe" panel.

Albright, who served as secretary of state under former President Bill Clinton, did defend Hillary Clinton's use of her personal email during the segment and said Clinton "has been and will be" concerned about security issues. But her appearance ended after her comment that left the show's hosts in brief, uncomfortable silence.

"If you were secretary of state now and your deputy … said, 'I want to do all my email on a personal server on a private email account,' would you approve that?" journalist Mark Halperin asked.

"I would not, no," Albright replied.

Earlier in the segment, Albright argued the U.S. government needs to "catch up" with the rapid growth of computer technology.

"I really do think that what we have to figure out the technology ... and what really happens is I think that our government generally has to catch up with a variety of ways of using technology," Albright said.

Watch the clip of the "Morning Joe" segment below:

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