Two years’ worth of former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s emails were hacked and just released to the public. They were initially published through a website called DCLeaks, and then various media outlets. Powell’s spokeswoman Peggy Cifrino confirmed to The Washington Post that he had been hacked.There were a number of gossip-worthy bits within his emails. Some showed Powell urging Hillary’s team not to try to scapegoat him for her private email server use, while in another he referred to Donald Trump as a “national disgrace.”
The most amusing email, however, made reference to Bill Clinton and his (allegedly) philandering ways.
Via The Hill:
A website claiming to have hacked former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s private emails has published correspondence that appears to show Powell accusing President Bill Clinton of adultery.One email posted by CBS News editor Will Rahn shows Powell telling Democratic donor Jeffrey Leeds that he hopes to avoid having to vote for Hillary Clinton for president, pointing to the New York Post’s coverage of her husband’s alleged affairs.
This is a good Colin Powell email pic.twitter.com/66krJvciYL
— Will Rahn (@willrahn) September 14, 2016
(yes, the email I just tweeted is real)— Will Rahn (@willrahn) September 14, 2016
“I would rather not have to vote for her, although she is a friend I respect,” he writes in the email dated July 26, 2014. “A 70-year-old person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational, with a husband still d—ing bimbos at home (according to the NYP).”Former President Clinton has been dogged by allegations of adultery for years, and his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky culminated in impeachment proceedings.
It’s the latest controversial email stemming from the leak — other conversations show Powell chiding GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and sharing concerns about Clinton’s health with Leeds.
What a sign of the times that since the spotlight has been on Hillary, this Clinton scandal suddenly seems less controversial by comparison.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]