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Powell blasts Trump as 'national disgrace' in emails

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>> I think she was one of the unique leaders of->> Colin Powell holding nothing back on Donald Trump and a batch of hacked emails, telling a journalist friend in June that Trump is a national disgrace and an international pariah. Powell adding, Trump is in the process of destroying himself, no need for Dems to attack him.
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The slam delivered in one of over 30,000 of the former Secretary of State's emails dumped on Twitter Wednesday by DC Leaks, which reports say may have Russian backing. Powell has not denied the emails are his. Reuters investigative reporter, Mark Hosenball.>> Well, the one thing that struck me about this Colin Powell hack, some of the emails that came out today, I saw when dated August 30, 2016.
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That's like two weeks ago. Wouldn't you have thought that such a person like Colin Powell would get better security on their emails. We've been talking about emails and hacking. And as a central political issue, the American campaign. And yet, here are these people hacking Colin Powell a couple of weeks ago.
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To my mind, that's one of the most remarkable things about all of this. I mean, it's hard to imagine that he doesn't bear some responsibility for that.>> In one, Powell tells friends he urged Hillary Clinton not to suggest that he had told her it was okay to use a private server while Secretary of State, after Clinton revealed she had sought his advice.
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>> He also said on the one hand he was friends with Hillary Clinton, but on the other hand he would find it hard to vote for her. He didn't really wanna vote for her, and in fact, she tends to act often with hubris. I think what he means, is just she doesn't necessarily think that the rules that apply to other people apply to her.
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And on the one hand, these, not the world's most original observations, on the other hand, he's Colin Powell. He's very famous. He's important.>> In another, Jeffrey Leeds, a major Democratic donor, dishes to Powell that Hillary and Bill Clinton despise President Obama, who campaigned energetically for Clinton on Tuesday.
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>> Hillary Hillary.>> No immediate comment from the White House or Clinton's campaign. Powell, who served three Republican presidents, endorsed Obama in 2008 and 2012, but has so far not taken a side in the 2016 race.