(Ret) General Colin Powell is pissed that Hillary Clinton and her campaign has decided to continue to use him as an example after she broke the law in creating an illegal email server to merge her personal email with government email. Powell’s Gmail account was just recently hacked by an anonymous source which revealed correspondence detailing how Powell told the Clinton team to stop using him as a scapegoat.
Powell also made statements about the GOP nominee Donald Trump, but it’s the rabbit hole of trouble Clinton is taking him down that is causing him headaches.
Some might feel sorry for Powell and how he’s being used in Clinton’s troubles. I might feel sorry if Powell did not side with Obama the last 7.5 years. Powell should have picked a better candidate to back. He knows both Obama and Clinton are part of the racist machine that is the Democratic Party. Both are liars, thieves and he still threw his lot in with them, and now Hillary has turned on him like the traitor that she is. Powell got what he deserved.
From The Intercept:
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell attempted to discourage Hillary Clinton and her team from using him as a scapegoat for her private email server problems, according to newly leaked emails from Powell’s Gmail account.
“Sad thing,” Powell wrote to one confidant, “HRC could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done and not tie me to it.”
“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,” Powell lamented. He noted that he had tried to settle the matter by meeting with Clinton aide Cheryl Mills in August.
Powell’s private messages were leaked by D.C. Leaks, an anonymously managed website that shares hacked emails from U.S. military and political figures. D.C. Leaks has a relationship with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker that many allege to have ties with Russian intelligence. D.C. Leaks provided access to Powell’s emails to a number of reporters on Tuesday.
The emails show Powell regularly corresponding with reporters and friends about the Clinton email server scandal, explaining that his situation was different. When Powell arrived at the State Department, the information technology system was badly dated, he argued. And unlike Clinton, Powell never set up a private server. Instead, he used his personal AOL account, on a server maintained by AOL, and used a government computer for classified communications.
“It is no secret that I used a unclassified personal email account in addition to my classified State computer,’” Powell wrote to the New York Times’ Amy Chozick. He implored the dozens of reporters and producers who emailed him to read his book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, in which he devoted an entire chapter to his efforts to revamp the State Department’s IT system.
I have no sympathy for Powell. He sold out his moral compass the day he backed Obama. Be careful who your bedfellows are or else you wind up sleeping with the enemy! Sorry Colin you chose the Democratic Party and now you’re reaping the benefits. I get the sneaky suspicion he will still endorse her in dramatic fashion.
Something tells me that General Powell regrets not just hanging it up after retiring from the Army and enjoying the retired life.
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