A wealthy private equity investor told former Secretary of State Colin Powell that Hillary Clinton ‘HATES’ President Obama in newly leaked emails between the two men that were leaked by D.C. Leaks and obtained by The Intercept.
Jeffrey Leeds wrote to Powell in one email which was posted on Twitter by Lee Fang that all Clinton wants is to win the upcoming election, and that she might not win in the end.
He then went on to say: ‘It’s the one prize she wants. She has everything else. And she HATES the President (‘that man’ as the Clintons call him) kicked her a** in 2008. She can’t believe it or accept it.’
In another March 2015 email exchange between the two the men talk about Clinton’s health, with Leeds stating that Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse informed him that ‘she could barely climb the podium steps’ when the two gave a speech at the same event a few months prior.
DailyMail.com has reached out to both Leeds and Whitehouse for comment.
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Not great: Major political donor Jeffrey Leeds told Colin Powell in an email last March that Hillary Clinton ‘HATES’ President Obama (above at the Democratic National Convention in July)
Leeds said in another email the he heard the Clinton had difficulty walking up podium steps at a speech (Leeds and his wife Elizabeth above in July 2012)
Revelations: Leeds also claimed that the Clintons refer to President Obama as ‘that man’
Pen pals: The men also discussed Clinton’s health in a March 2015 email (above)
Leeds also wrote to Powell about other problems he believed Clinton would be facing in the upcoming election.
‘No one likes her and the criminal thing ain’t over,’ wrote Leeds.
‘I don’t think the president would weep if she found herself in real legal trouble. She’ll pummel his legacy if she gets a chance and he knows it.’
That message was sent with a forwarded email from Politico declaring that Bernie Sanders had won Maine in the primary election.
In the email where the men were discussing her health, Powell also said about Clinton: ‘On HD TV she doesn’t look good. She is working herself to death.’
He then goes on to tell Leeds that the two were at the same home in San Francisco and he ‘ducked her so we didn’t turn loose another email story by being seen together.’
POWELL’S COMMENTS ON TRUMP IN LEAKED EMAILS
-‘Yup, the whole birther movement was racist. That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if [President Obama’s] certificate noted that he was a Muslim.’
-‘You guys are playing his game, you are his oxygen. He outraged us again today with his comments on Paris no-go for police districts. I will watch and pick the timing, not respond to the latest outrage.’
-‘To go on and call him an idiot just emboldens him.’
-‘Trump has no sense of shame’
He then added in the email, which was seen by Buzzfeed: ‘But blame also rests on his leaders and supports back here. Pat Kennedy, Intel community, DS and yes HRC.’
Rice responded by saying: ‘Completely agree. Let me know when you’re in town and we’ll have that glass of wine (or two).’
In other emails seen by The Daily Caller multiple people seem to suggest in exchanges with Powell that he plans on endorsing Clinton for president.
Christie Whitman, the former New Jersey governor who has already endorsed Clinton over Trump despite being a Republican, wrote to Powell in late July: ‘Have you endorsed her yet?’
Powell responded by writing: ‘Nope.’
He later added: ‘You’ll recall that in 2008 and 2012 I waited until early fall.’
In another exchange, Powell’s friend Harlan Ullman responded to a story the former Secretary of State sent out about Trump’s negative remarks about the Khan family by saying: ‘When are you going to throw the knock out blow?’
Powell responded to this by saying: ‘I try not to bother someone who is beating himself and the GOP up. And please, don’t start bugging me like every newsie and getter in town.
‘I and when I do it will be known.’
Smart choice: It was Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who allegedly told Leeds that Clinton had trouble scaling the stairs at a 2015 event (Whitehouse and Clinton above in 2008)
Rough day: Clinton was seen collapsing as she left Ground Zero during an event commemorating 9/11 over the weekend (above)
Powell was not happy however when Clinton and her ‘mafia’ tried to drag him into what he referred to as ’emailgate.’
In a series of emails he asks Cheryl Mills, who has worked with both Bill and Hillary, to make sure his name is not brought up when members of the Clinton team speak about her email scandal.
He continues to write her as his name continues to come up, and finally threatens in one email from August 19 that was seen by The Daily Caller to ‘send an even tougher counterattack from a Trump media friend.’
Powell complained about becoming a scapegoat for the Clinton campaign to a confidant one week later in an email that was seen by The Intercept.
‘HRC could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done and not tie me to it,’ wrote Powell.
‘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 also wrote the entire situation was ‘dumb,’ saying: ‘She should have done a ‘Full Monty’ at the beginning. I 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.’
Hacked: In other emails hacked from Powell’s account he called Donald Trump a ‘racist’
Not fans: Both Powell and fellow former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice agreed that Benghazi was a ‘witch hunt’ (Powell and Rice above at the 2005 inauguration)
In an email to Leeds, Powell wrote about the scandal: ‘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.’
He added: ‘Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.’
Powell went on to lament losing out on a job to Clinton, writing: ‘I told you about the gig I lost at a University because she so overcharged them they came under heat and couldn’t any fees for awhile. I should send her a bill.’
And to close things off in that email Powell, back in August 2015, stated that he could very see Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president.
‘Trump conceivable take it to the convention.He appeals to the worst angels of the GOP nature and poor white folks,’ wrote Powell.
To prove his point, Powell talked about the newfound relationship between Trump and former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
‘FOX got the highest ratings ever after the debate so Ailes makes friends again with Trump and sends Megyn Kelly off to get over her period. Hey, noting [sic] personal, just business.’
Better times: ‘I told you about the gig I lost at a University because she so overcharged them they came under heat and couldn’t any fees for awhile. I should send her a bill,’ wrote Powell about Clinton in an email to a friend (pair above in 2014)
Much better times: They are idiots and a spent force peddling a book that ain’t going nowhere,’ said Powell about Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz (pair above in 2000)
An email Chuck Ross posted on Twitter also seems to suggest that Powell is not a huge fan of Dick Cheney, and refuses to appear with him on Meet the Press.
He wrote in a 2015 email: ‘MTP told us yesterday morning they were going to put the Cheneys on with me. Chuck [Todd] had apparently seen them somewhere and offered it. I said that was there call but it would be without me. Panic at NBC. They pushed them off a couple weeks.
The former vice president and his daughter Liz were promoting their book Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America at the time, and had been given a lengthy interview earlier that week on CBS This Morning.
Powell wrote about that appearance: ‘I don’t know why CBS gave them that much time. They are idiots and a spent force peddling a book that ain’t going nowhere.’
Other emails show Powell being incredibly critical of Republican nominee Donald Trump, calling him a ‘national disgrace’ and an ‘international pariah’ whose anti-Obama birther movement was ‘racist.’
‘Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,’ wrote Powell to journalist and former aide Emily Miller earlier this year.
‘That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim.
Powell also complained about the media’s coverage of Trump in an email late last year.
‘You guys are playing his game, you are his oxygen,’ he told CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria in December 2015.
‘He outraged us again today with his comments on Paris no-go for police districts. I will watch and pick the timing, not respond to the latest outrage.’
And in July of last year, Powell despaired about Trump handing out Senator Lindsay Graham’s personal phone number, saying ‘Trump has no sense of shame.’