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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she would not have approved a private email server for a deputy under her

But Albright continued defending Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state

Washington CNN  — 

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday that she would not have approved the use of a private email server – like the one Hillary Clinton used when was in the job – for any deputy working under her.

“I would not. No,” Albright told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” when asked if she would have allowed such a server for a deputy secretary of state. Albright was secretary of state during President Bill Clinton’s second term and has been a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.

She did however, continue defending Clinton’s email use, saying there was “no security breach.”

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“I think she has spoken to this very clearly. Again, I do not see this as a security breach,” Albright said. “I was tough on security and Secretary Clinton was very tough on security and I think that is important to be tough because we are obviously concerned about hacking and a variety of issues. But I think she has explained what she’s done, she has turned things over.”

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Albright later explained her comments on Twitter and pushed back against Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, who asked the question Monday.

”.@madeleine Albright is a strong @HillaryClinton backer but when asked on @Morning_Joe if using private email is ok, she said no,” Halperin tweeted.

But Albright said that was taken out of context.

“@MarkHalperin Your question was whether I would approve it now. After all of this controversy - of course not,” she tweeted.

Clinton called the continuing coverage of her email use – including a report of the discovery last week of a previously undisclosed email chain between her and then-head of the U.S. Central Command David Petraeus – a “drip-drip-drip,” that she doesn’t see disappearing soon.

“It is like a drip-drip-drip, and that’s why I said that there’s only so much that I can control,” Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “I can’t predict to you what the Republicans will come up with – what kind of charges or claims they might make … I can only do the best I can to try to respond.”