United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)

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The State Department cannot now say they were classified then because they weren't, if the Department wishes to say a dozen years later they should have been classified that is an opinion of the Department that I do not share.

Colin Powell

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3 months ago

Politics

I have reviewed the messages and I do not see what makes them classified.

Colin Powell

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3 months ago

Politics

The Ambassadors did not believe the contents were Confidential at the time and they were sent as unclassified. That is a fact.

Colin Powell

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3 months ago

Technology

We have been built on the backs of immigrants and we've always had difficulty with immigration policy throughout our history if I were around Mr. Trump -- Donald -- who I know very well, I would say, 'You know, Donald, let's see what happens. Let's tell all the immigrants working at Trump Hotel to stay home tomorrow.' See what happens. Are you kidding me? ... Look who's serving you. Guess who's cooking in the back.

Colin Powell

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7 months ago

Politics

In Virginia, you don't have to declare a party ... but I'm still a Republican because I believe in a strong defense, because I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit that is so typical of the Republican Party in the past. But I'm having difficulty with the party now.

Colin Powell

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7 months ago

Politics

If I were around Mr. Trump -- Donald -- who I know very well, I would say, 'You know, Donald, let's see what happens. Let's tell all the immigrants working at Trump Hotel to stay home tomorrow.' See what happens. Are you kidding me? ... Look who's serving you. Guess who's cooking in the back.

Colin Powell

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7 months ago

Politics

Next time you walk through Dulles or Reagan, look who's manning the counter. Look who's cleaning things up. These are first generation American immigrants, who will raise children, who will grow up to higher things.

Colin Powell

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7 months ago

Politics

I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them, in Virginia, you don't have to declare a party ... but I'm still a Republican because I believe in a strong defense, because I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit that is so typical of the Republican Party in the past. But I'm having difficulty with the party now.

Colin Powell

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7 months ago

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I retained none of those emails and we are working with the State Department to see if there's anything else they want to discuss with me about those emails.

Colin Powell

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1 year ago

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