Thursday, August 1, 2013

Colin Powell in Panic as Hacker Guccifer Reveals His Affair

Corina Cretu

The cyberwarrior, hacker, Guccifer, who is apparently part of the "You spy on us, we spy on you" crowd, appears to have nailed Colin Powell in an affair with a foreign diplomat, which overlapped with his time as Secretary of State.

Smoking Gun reports:

As a notorious hacker seeks to distribute “very personal” e-mails sent to Colin Powell by a female Romanian diplomat, the retired general is denying that he engaged in an extramarital affair with the woman while he served as Secretary of State, though he recently advised her to delete all their online exchanges, The Smoking Gun has learned.

In a statement addressing his relationship with Corina Cretu, a member of the European Parliament who previously held a series of senior posts in the Romanian government, Powell, 76, wrote that he has known Cretu for about 10 years, having first met her when I was the Secretary of State and she was an assistant to the President of Romania. We occasionally attended the same diplomatic and international meetings[...]

Powell issued his statement (a copy of which can be found here) to TSG after a reporter sought to question him about the content of Cretu’s 2010 and 2011 correspondence, which was posted online this week. “This note responds to a series of posts placed by a ‘hacker,’” Powell wrote.

While TSG did not mention Cretu (seen above) by name or refer to a possible romance, Powell’s swift denial of an affair--especially one possibly conducted with an official of a foreign government while he served as America’s chief diplomat--was clearly prompted by the sensitive nature of the e-mails sent to his personal AOL account. And likely by a desire on Powell’s part to address any appearance of impropriety, especially in light of last year’s crash-and-burn by retired General David Petraeus.

In the “very personal” correspondence cited by Powell, Cretu calls him the love of her life and describes a relationship that spanned more than a decade. The 2010-2011 e-mails would leave most readers with the clear impression that the forlorn Cretu is writing about the twilight of a lengthy romance.[...]

Armed with the Cretu correspondence, which “Guccifer” apparently copied during the initial AOL incursion, the hacker uploaded 10 e-mails sent to Powell and a variety of photos to Google Drive. Then, in a bid to expose the material directly to Powell’s Facebook followers (his page has nearly 87,000 “likes”), the hacker posted a message on Powell’s wall that included a link to the Google Drive page.

The posting--which was subsequently spotted by Powell’s staff and deleted--had been uploaded via the Facebook account of a retired general with whom Powell had once worked. After hacking into the man’s account, “Guccifer” masqueraded as the general when making his post to Powell’s Facebook wall.

While in control of the second general’s Facebook account, “Guccifer” also posted an update to the man’s page that included a photo of Cretu and a link to the Google Drive collection of e-mails and photos. As of this morning, the post remains on the page of the former military commander, who did not return TSG phone messages. Oddly, five of the man’s friends have “liked” the post made in his name by “Guccifer.”

When told that the update and Google Drive link remained publicly available on the second general’s Facebook page, Powell replied in an e-mail that, “Yes, we haven’t been able to reach him.”

Early this morning, “Guccifer” added a second update to the general’s Facebook page. It contained a new Google Drive link that led to e-mails and photos--some dating back eight years--that were lifted from Cretu’s newly hacked Yahoo e-mail account.

The online bandit copied correspondence exchanged earlier this week by Powell and Cretu about “Guccifer” ransacking Powell’s AOL account and attempting to disseminate e-mails and photos via Facebook links. At one point, Powell warned Cretu that the hacker “may have lots of your emails, maybe not.” He then advised, “so best to delete all between us.”


  1. Imagine if the worst thing government officials ever did was have affairs...

    Seriously, when somebody hacks incriminating 9/11 email then I'll be happy. Or even admitting his Iraq unsc presentation was a load of bull. But affairs?


  2. Corina Cretu worked for the Romanian government during a time where the United States was using Romania to launch aircraft to attack Iraq, and Romania was the site of several cases of "Extraordinary Rendition."

    Affair? Sure, more like honeypot for US tax payer dollars.

  3. LOL!

  4. she married to a man named Ovidiu Rogoz, just a few months back here are pictures of the wedding

  5. what a bad immoral man he is and he voted for obama 2 times, so he is racist as well