One of the Clinton campaign’s favorite excuses for using a private email server is that former Secretary of State Colin Powell also did it during his tenure.
While Colin Powell has repeatedly denied any connection to Clinton’s email scandal, a new hack that released two years of Powell’s emails reveals just how wrong Hillary Clinton has been.
“I told her staff three times not to try that gambit. I had to throw a mini tantrum at a Hampton’s party to get their attention. She keeps tripping into these ‘character’ minefields,” he wrote.
In a separate email, Powell said he “warned her staff three times over the past two years not to try to connect it to me. I am not sure HRC even knew or understood what was going on in the basement.”
The Clinton campaign’s attempt to try to say Powell had encouraged the use of a private server left him deeply troubled.
“They are going to dick up the legitimate and necessary use of emails with friggin (sic) record rules. I saw email more like a telephone than a cable machine,” Powell wrote to business partner Jeffrey Leeds. “As long as the stuff is unclassified. I had a secure State.gov machine. Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.”
Yikes. Good luck explaining this one, Hillary.
But that’s not all the Powell emails revealed:
Colin Powell & mega Dem donor Jeffrey Leeds chat about how much the Clintons hate Obama (via newly leaked emails) pic.twitter.com/6dEbD4AU3r
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) September 13, 2016
Do you think President Obama is beginning to regret his recent campaign stop for Hillary?
Not that Colin Powell was any nicer about Trump:
General conclusion from latest round of email leaks: Colin Powell is fed up with everyone
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) September 14, 2016
Colin Powell calls Trump “a national disgrace” and “an international pariah.” Looks like Powell did end up endorsing after all.
— (((Touré))) (@Toure) September 14, 2016
Want to bet the media only focuses on what Powell has to say about Trump?
The Media is so desperate to help Hillary win. They ignore all of Colin Powell's damaging comments at Hillary & focus on "National Disgrace"
— Nick Flor-ProfessorF (@ProfessorF) September 14, 2016
The more I read the Colin Powell emails, though, the worse they are for Clinton than Trump. Bad all around though. A new mess every day.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 14, 2016
When even Shaun King thinks this is worse for Hillary…
Keep em’ coming.