Democratic megadonor Jeffrey Leeds told Colin Powell in two separate emails the Hillary Clinton’s legal troubles would not make President Barack Obama, a man she apparently “hates,” upset and cited concern for Clinton’s health back in March 2015.
The emails came through the hacker group DC Leaks who dumped a new trove of documents Tuesday allegedly with information that includes an email conversation between Leeds and his business partner Powell. The emails were later posted on Twitter via the Intercept.
In one Leeds/Powell email conversation going back to March 6, 2016 over a Politico article about Clinton’s primary loss in Maine, Leeds tells Powell that “no one likes her and the criminal thing ain’t over. 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.”
A year earlier, Powell asked Leeds if he read Peggy Noonan’s column about Clinton and her refusal to use a State Department email and a private email server instead. Leeds said he did and he agreed with “80 percent” of Noonan’s piece.
“Now it turns out that other State people were on the Clinton email so none of their emails were captured by the government,” Leeds wrote. “I think Hillary can’t believe she might not make it. It’s the one prize she wants. She has everything and she HATES that the president (‘that man’ as the Clintons call him) kicked her ass in 2008.”
Colin Powell & mega Dem donor Jeffrey Leeds chat about how much the Clintons hate Obama (via newly leaked emails) pic.twitter.com/6dEbD4AU3r
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) September 13, 2016
In the same March 14, 2015 email, Powell cites his concern for Clinton’s health saying she was “working herself to death.”
“On HD tv [sic] she doesn’t look good. She is working herself to death,” Powell wrote in the email listing the “crummy press conference” she did at the UN, flying to San Francisco “to go to a paid gig for EBay and then went to Marc’s house to get ready for a money dinner for the Clinton Foundation.” Powell went on to write that he “ducked her” later that evening when the two were “in Marc’s second house” for fear of being seen together and triggering “another email story.” Powell closed, “She will turn 70 her first year in office.”
Leeds responds that Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is a “huge Clinton supporter” and told Leeds that both he and Clinton gave “speeches at the same event a few months back and she could barely climb the podium steps.”
Also back in 2015, Leeds & Powell discussed Hillary’s health pic.twitter.com/dm4G1WJvus
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) September 14, 2016