Leaked emails show the DNC is really, REALLY touchy when it comes this forbidden topic

Leaked emails show the DNC is really, REALLY touchy when it comes this forbidden topic
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According to one the 20,000 DNC emails leaked this past week, the Democratic National Committee had utterly no stomach for discussing allegations that Hillary Clinton was an “enabler” of husband Bill’s sexual misconduct years ago. The missive even called a Fox News reporter an “a**hole” for asking and suggested the DNC needed a “f*** you emoji” as a response.

The discussion of this seamy side of the Clintons’ marital relations was prompted by a comment made by Republican nominee Donald Trump, who said of Hillary Clinton in May:

She treated these women horribly. And some of these women were destroyed, not by him, but by the way that Hillary Clinton treated them after everything went down.

Fox News reporter Fred Lucas decided to do a freelance investigative report on the matter, emailing a request for comment from the DNC about Trump’s accusations.

Mark Paustenbach, the national press secretary for the DNC, answered the request for comment with a simple “We’re not responding at all.”

Luis Miranda however, the communications director for the party. was slightly more put off by the questions, responding with “Is there a F*ck You emoji?”

A few days after that, Lucas emailed again about the “enabler” attack, asking for a response as to “the appropriateness of Trump attacking along these lines?”

Press Assistant Rachel Palermo passed it along to Miranda and Paustenbach, referring to Lucas as “the a**hole from Fox.” She then added, “I did some research and there’s still no ‘f*ck you’ emoji, unfortunately.”

Three days later, Lucas published his column, which included commentary from some of Bill Clinton’s victims, who agreed with the characterization of Hillary as an “enabler” to his abuse.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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