Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Reveal Insider Details of Secretive Bohemian Grove Summit for World’s Elite

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton December 7, 2009 in Washington, DC.
NEW YORK – Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of Colin Powell’s hacked Gmail account saga is that dozens of messages contain insider details of the famed Bohemian Grove — a place the Washington Post once described as “where the rich and powerful go to misbehave.” Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif that serves as a meeting place for top politicians and businessmen who are members of the Grove society. The site’s annual secretive meeting takes place for two weeks in July, with Powell writing that he was present at last July’s event. Powell’s hacked emails reveal the names of several members, some of whom are world leaders and billionaires, with Powell sarcastically writing the attendees accounted for “half the nation’s GDP.” The correspondence divulges some of the activities that take place inside the annual summit. One such event from last July’s summit was a comedy sketch starring Powell and Henry Kissinger that included a bit making fun of Bill Cosby. While numerous conspiracies have swirled around Bohemian Grove, the email trove reviewed by this reporter paints a picture of a summit where a group of top opinion makers go to fraternize and exchange ideas