Leaked emails from Powell’s Gmail account show he tried to talk Clinton and her team out of using him as a scapegoat.
“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, unlike Clinton, never set up a private server. All he did was use ‘his personal AOL account, on a server maintained by AOL, and used a government computer for classified communications.’
The Clinton campaign’s effort to blur the lines between Clinton’s private email server and Powell’s AOL account left Powell deeply frustrated.
“They are going to dick up the legitimate and necessary use of emails with friggin record rules. I saw email more like a telephone than a cable machine,” Powell wrote last year to his 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.”
In 2014, Powell wrote that he “would rather not have to vote” for Hillary Clinton because of reasons that included a report her husband was “still dicking bimbos at home.”
Powell did, however, write that Hillary “is a friend.”
“A 70-year person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational, with a husband still dicking bimbos at home,” he wrote.
Notwithstanding Powell’s criticism of Clinton, he’s directed even more scathing remarks at Trump whom he called “a “national disgrace” and a racist in hacked emails, according to multiple reports.”