- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Yes, former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s hacked emails show that he thinks Donald Trump is a “national disgrace,” but they also reveal his concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health.

According to the leaked emails, Mr. Powell and Democratic mega-donor Jeffrey Leeds chatted about Mrs. Clinton’s health in March 2015.

“Not sure, but she has launched a story line that will be picked up. I think there’s something to it,” Mr. Powell wrote about Mrs. Clinton’s well-being at the time. “On HD tv she doesn’t look good. She is working herself to death. After speaking at the UN and doing the crummy press conference she flew to SF to go do a paid gig for EBay and then went to Marc’s house to get ready for a money dinner for the Clinton Foundation. I was in Marc’s second house behind it and ducked her so we didn’t turn loose another email story by being seen together. She then flew back east the next morning. She will turn 70 her first year in office.”

Mr Leeds, responding minutes later, said Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island also had concerns about Mrs. Clinton’s well-being.

“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,” Mr. Leeds replied.

The email exchange was first reported by the Intercept’s Lee Fang, which published articles Tuesday night based on Mr. Powell’s emails from DC Leaks, which publishes documents hacked from the nation’s political elite.

Mrs. Clinton’s health has become an issue after her campaign revealed she had pneumonia on Sunday after collapsing into a van during the middle of a 9/11 memorial service. Mrs. Clinton’s team said she was dehydrated and overheated at the time, but only revealed her sickness after a video was released of the collapse.

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