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September 17, 2019
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Press: Stakes of the presumed affair between Powell and Cretu – position of European Commissioner for Romania



A practical interest seems to have motivated of the love e-mail exchange between PSD MEP Corina Cretu and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell: the position of European commissioner for Romania. According to sources in Brussels cited by “Adevarul”, at least.
The love affair between PSD MEP Corina Cretu and the former Secretary of State during George W. Bush’s term, Colin Powell, was made public when a hacker posted a spicy exchange of e-mails on his Facebook page. Apart from the affair itself, Corina Cretu appears to have had a practical objective in mind. Sources in Brussels have stated for “Adevarul” that the PSD MEP wanted to attain the American general’s support in getting the only position of European commissioner for Romania. At the moment, Romania’s seat within the EU is occupied by Dacian Ciolos, European commissioner for agriculture; his term expires next spring.
The digital exchange of love letters began in the fall of 2005, when Corina Cretu took a chance and wrote to Powell: “May the good weather bring you to me…” Powell’s gentle reply was: “Only you and the weather can make that happen”. Corina Cretu was not shy and sent him numerous photographs, including photos of her wearing bikini in a bathtub, and teenager-like declarations of love. “I never thought that I could long so much for a man at 43”, she wrote to him on Christmas Eve in 2010, according to the “New York Daily News”.
2011 started with the same level of excitement. “No one is saying we should go to bed. I only want to see you, nothing more”, she wrote, according to the American newspaper. The general admitted to having met Cretu approximately ten years ago, when he was Secretary of State for George W. Bush and she was spokesperson for Ion Iliescu, then president of Romania. Powell emphasized that they had met face to face “once or twice” in the last eight years.

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