Tuesday's email hacking of former Secretary of State Colin Powell has revealed some pretty damaging information about scandal-ridden Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, particularly with regard to her egregious email practices and corresponding cover ups. The email dump associated with Guccifer 2.0 also unleashed some intimate details the Clintons would likely not want the public to see, such as their apparent disdain for President Barack Obama.
According to an email exchange between Powell and Democratic megadonor Jeffrey Leeds on March 14, 2015, the Clintons referred to Obama as "that man" and "hate" him for beating Hillary in the 2008 Democratic primary.
“I did read PEGGY [Noonan],” Leeds wrote, answering a previous email from Powell. “Now it turns out that other State people were on the Clinton email so none of their emails were captured by the government. 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.”
Back in 2008, former President Bill Clinton reportedly made a racist remark directed at Obama.
"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," Bill allegedly told Ted Kennedy.
But the hatred is apparently reciprocated by the Obamas.
In another email exchange, on May 6 after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won Maine, Leeds spoke of Hillary's legal "trouble," and insinuated that President Obama would be more than okay if Hillary suffered because of it.
"No one likes her and the criminal thing ain't over," wrote the megadonor. "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."
Further, Michelle Obama has been rumored to hate Hillary.
According to a book called First Women, the Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by New York Times bestselling author Kate Anderson Brower, Mrs. Obama apparently refused to invite Hillary and Bill over to the White House for dinner due to built up animosity over the 2008 primary election between then-Senator Obama and Hillary.
Brower’s book says that relationships between First Ladies can often be warm and sorority-like, while some are rivalistic, “fraught with hurt feelings and resentment, like that between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.”
“The 2008 presidential campaign left deep and lasting scars on both the Clinton and the Obama camps, and they are still shockingly fresh,” writes Brower.
Michelle allegedly hates Bill, too: “When Michelle Obama views the Clintons, I don't want to say she's looking down her nose at them – but she kind of is,” a former Obama advisor told Brower.
Even to outside observers, the Clintons and the Obamas do not seems to have the warmest of relationships. The Powell email leaks only supports this assumption.