The past few weeks haven’t been good for Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s public image. Following the DNC email hack, she resigned her position as chairperson of the Democratic National Committee amid ethics concerns (for tipping the race in favor of Hillary) — and then was appropriately hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign immediately after.
As hard as it is to picture anyone connected to Hillary Clinton facing legal repercussions for their misdeeds, that may now be a possibility for Debbie. And that’s thanks to another Democrat. The Washington Free Beacon’s Natalie Johnson reports: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s primary challenger is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Committee claiming that the outgoing DNC chairwoman wrongfully used DNC resources to target his campaign.
Tim Canova, a law professor and supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, said his campaign lawyers found evidence that Schultz violated FEC rules among the recent WikiLeaks disclosures that forced the chairwoman’s resignation.
“It’s very clear that Wasserman Schultz was using the DNC resources to monitor my campaign and to strategize on how to crush the campaign,” Canova said Monday night during an interview with MSNBC. “That’s a violation of federal law.”The allegations come a week after Schultz announced she was resigning as committee chair.
Canova called his campaign’s discovery the “tip of the iceberg” of Wasserman Schultz’s reported mismanagement at the DNC.
Schultz, who has represented Florida in Congress since 2005, is leading Canova by eight points, according to a poll released by Canova’s campaign on Sunday.Sanders announced in May that he was backing Canova’s bid against Wasserman Schultz, causing a stir as the Vermont Senator was still running for president at the time.
We’ll give DWS some legal advice. First, no matter what evidence is brought against you, offer the defense, “what difference, at this point, does it make?” Also, make a number of claims in your defense that will be easily refuted by an investigation, which will result in authorities declaring that you broke numerous laws, but there’s nothing you can do about it. That’s how Hillary Clinton does it, isn’t it?[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]