Among the many hacked DNC emails was the one revealing interim DNC chair Donna Brazile abused her position as a CNN contributor by leaking debate questions to Hillary Clinton ahead of presidential cycle debates on the network.Brazile replaced scandal-plagued Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who had to step down amid ethics concerns of her own, resulting from the hack.
It only served to further confirm that the Democrat establishment had conspired against Bernie Sanders (quite successfully, obviously). Brazile denied the accusations — but that didn’t prevent CNN from severing their ties to her — a polite way of saying that she was fired.So, the DNC chair resigned among ethics concerns, then their interim chair got fired for ethics reasons. With a track record like that, new DNC Chair Tom Perez should take note.
Now, months after Hillary’s defeat, Brazile is finally coming clean.
As the Washington Examiner reported:Veteran Democratic operative Donna Brazile finally admitted that she used her former position as a CNN commentator to relay questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.
For months, Brazile has avoided confirming that hacked emails from the campaign showed her forwarding the questions, which were asked at separate debates. But in a new essay for Time magazine looking back on the hackings, she said it was true.
“[I]n October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and [Democratic National Committee] Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign,” she said.As recently as February, Brazile would only say that the emails “allegedly” showed her forwarding the questions.
In her Time essay, however, she said she was remorseful. “My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen,” she said. “But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.”
Well, thank God she did. In rigging the primary in favor of Hillary, the Democrats granted us a candidate Donald Trump would defeat.[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]