September 16, 2016


The most interesting content in the Powell emails I’ve seen reported on comes, via hearsay, from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. He is said to have informed a donor that Hillary Clinton’s health is so bad she “could barely climb the podium steps” during an event they both attended. Here is the email from Jeffrey Leeds to Powell:

Sheldon Whitehouse, who is a huge Clinton supporter, said they were both giving speeches at the same event a few months back and she could barely climb the podium steps.

This may be the only email of potential significance in the batch. Indeed, it may be a bombshell. (I’ll have more to say about this in a post that will appear later today.)

Not surprisingly, Powell didn’t write it.

Heh. Also among the “18 Things We Learned From Colin Powell’s Leaked Emails,” was the detail that “Powell blamed Ambassador Christopher Stevens for the Benghazi attack,”  Ashe Schow writes at the Washington Examiner:

This one’s pretty sick. Powell said the Benghazi investigation against Clinton was “a stupid witch hunt” and that the “basic fault” for the attack “falls on a courageous ambassador who thought Libyans now love me and I am ok in this very vulnerable place.”

Huh — I’m old enough to remember when liberals frowned on victim blaming.

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