Emails from Colin Powell have been released and Powell confirmed to The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson that the emails are genuine. One particular email is very telling. Powell had written to Jeffrey Leeds that it looked like Hillary was overworking herself in march of 2015. Leeds wrote back and said Sen Sheldon Whitehouse told him that he and Hillary appeared at the same event a couple of months before and she had trouble climbing the steps to the podium.
Jeffrey Leeds told Colin Powell:
“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,”
Clinton’s campaign was forced to acknowledge that Clinton was suffering from pneumonia, which she had been diagnosed with two days before.
Clinton has fainted several times over the years. In 2005, as a New York Senator, she fainted during a constituent event. She later said that she was dehydrated and had been suffering from a stomach virus. In 2012, as secretary of state, Clinton fainted and hit her head, causing her to sustain a concussion and blood clot.
Clinton and her surrogates downplayed the most recent fainting spell by blaming her break-neck work pace.
TheDC reached out to Whitehouse’s Senate staff about Leeds’ comments to Powell and will update with any response.