Colin Powell: Hillary screws up everything she touches

DC-NEWS 300X71By Blake Neff, DCNF

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell complained to a friend that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “screws up” everything she touches thanks to overwhelming personal hubris, a newly-leaked email reveals.

Powell sent the email, one of thousands leaked by the organization DC Leaks, to private equity tycoon Jeffrey Leeds Aug. 18, 2015, a few days after Clinton’s private email server was seized by the FBI. Leeds remarked that Clinton’s email scandal was getting “worse every day” and that she “may be in serious trouble.”

Powell responded saying Clinton’s problems were her own fault.

“Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” he said.

Powell then went on a digression to complain that Clinton had ruined a planned speaking appearance of his at an unspecified university by visiting before him and charging an exorbitant fee.

“She so overcharged them they came under heat and couldn’t [pay] any fees for a while,” Powell said. “I should send her a bill.”

It isn’t clear which school in particular Powell is referring to, as Clinton has charged gargantuan speaking fees to more than one school. An April 2014 appearance at the University of Connecticut cost the school $251,250, while the month before she charged the University of California, Los Angeles a staggering $300,000. An October 2013 appearance at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas was more restrained at a mere $225,000.

Follow Blake on Twitter

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.


Scroll down for non-member comments or join our insider conversations by becoming a member. We'd love to have you!

Latest Articles