- Fmr. ambassador forced to resign in 2012 amidst criticism over personal email use at the State Department.
- Claims accusations against him unwarranted. He took issue with State Dept. security protocol because they used the same firewall as Gmail.
- Although his experience was somewhat different than Hillary Clinton's, he was "was very surprised to learn of the double standard."
Washington (CNN)The U.S. ambassador who resigned his post in 2012 amidst official criticism that he used a private email account for official business told CNN Friday that he was "very surprised" to learn that his boss at the time, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had been doing essentially the same thing at the same time.