(FOX NEWS) A longtime confidante of Hillary Clinton dismissed House Speaker John Boehner as "louche, alcoholic, and lazy" in an email to Clinton's personal account that was released by the State Department late Monday.
The email sent by Sidney Blumenthal on Election Day 2010 was one of many missives sent from Blumenthal to Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that touched on domestic politics and foreign policy.
Blumenthal's email, with the subject line "election day memo on post-midterms," was sent on the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2010, the day the GOP took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. Blumenthal, who had described the Republicans in an August email as being "captive to the swamp fevers of the extreme right", said that Boehner, then the House Minority Leader, was "despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior."
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