Thursday on Tom Joyner’s radio show, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was asked to respond to attacks in former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s emails regarding her “hubris” and other questions about her character.
Clinton declined to respond to the question from CNN’s Don Lemon and attacked her opponent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by noting his “alarming closeness with the Kremlin” and accusing the Russians of trying to interfere with U.S. elections.
“I have a great deal of respect for Colin Powell. And I have a lot of sympathy for anyone whose emails become public. I’m not going to start discussing someone’s private emails. I’ve already spent a lot of time talking about mine, as you know. What I think is really important about these emails is the chilling fact is that the Russians are continuing to interfere with our elections. I have to say, I’m increasingly concerned about Donald Trump’s alarming closeness with the Kremlin over the course of this campaign. It’s deeply concerning and there’s a lot that Trump should answer for. Because these attempts by Russia to interfere in the election go hand in hand with his closeness to the Kremlin and his flattery of Putin. It’s not just me that is noticing this. Fellow Republicans, and foreign policy and national security experience and NATO leaders. I’m going to keep raising the alarm about Russian influence and that raises questions about who Trump actually does business with.”
Lemon attempted once again to get her to discuss the Powell emails specifically, and she declined.
“Again, I’m not going to comment on anything that is said in a private email,” she added.