The former Secretary of State, Colin Powell remains quiet during presidential campaing until now. Hackers has hacking his personal email to release on news site Buzzfeed. He criticises republican candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Powell said he had “no further comment” but was “not denying it”.
The former secretary of state, who served during George W Bush’s administration, also called Mr Trump an “international pariah” who “is in the process of destroying himself”.
“No need for Dems to attack him,” the email said, according to BuzzFeed News.
In a separate email sent on 21 August, Powell also criticised Mr Trump for promoting the birther movement, which questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the US.
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” the email read. “That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim.”
But the leaked emails also revealed Mr Powell’s frustrations with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her handling of her use of private email while at the state department.
“Sad thing… HRC could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done and not tie me into it,” the email read, referring to Mrs Clinton.
“I told her staff three times not to try that gambit. I had to throw a mini tantrum at a Hampton’s party to get their attention.”
Clinton has pointed to Powell’s use of his personal AOL account at the state department as an example of why her email use was common practice.
“Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” he said in an email last year to his business partner Jeffrey Leeds.
Conclusion: Many americans agrees with Powell on political issues.