McCain: Leaked Emails Reveal 'Major Smack Talk' From Powell About Hillary
Leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell show him strongly criticizing both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
In the emails, which were hacked from Powell's Gmail account and leaked by the website D.C. Leaks, he wrote about his frustration with Clinton and her aides for using him as a scapegoat in the controversy surrounding Clinton's private email server.
Powell sent one email in March 2015 complaining that "Hillary’s Mafia keeps trying to suck me into" the email controversy.
He also had tough words for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, whom he called “a national disgrace” and an “international pariah."
On "Outnumbered" today, Meghan McCain said she was surprised that someone of Powell's stature and pedigree would actually put all of this "gossip" into writing.
McCain specifically pointed to one email, in which Powell wrote, "Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris."
"This is some major smack talk from Colin Powell about Hillary Clinton!" McCain remarked.
"I wouldn't put things like this in an email if I were him, and he's a smart man," she added.
See more reaction from the "Outnumbered" panel above.