This isn’t exactly surprising, but Donna Brazile, interim DNC chair, was lying through her teeth when she denied having fed Hillary Clinton answers to debate questions in advance.
When confronted with the text of a March 12 email exchange, which suggested that Brazile had at least received a town hall question from Roland Martin, who co-moderated a March 13 town hall with CNN’s Jake Tapper, she insisted that the Russians who were behind the hacking of John Podesta’s email account had changed her words. Shorter Brazile: The dog ate my homework.
She also used the opportunity to call Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly a “thief” who was “persecuting” her.
But now a previously unseen email from March 5 has been published that proves she did indeed provide questions ahead of time to one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. Hint: That candidate’s name is not Bernie Sanders.
The title of the email, sent to Clinton Campaign Chairman Podesta and Clinton Campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, is “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.”
Here’s the text:
Brazile’s predecessor, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was fired precisely for attempting to tilt the nomination away from Sanders, whom the DNC found too radical to support. Will Brazile now suffer the same fate for doing exactly the same thing?
*UPDATE* Boy, you’ve got to be on someone’s “hit” list when a network as biased as CNN disowns you. This is what the Clinton News Network did a short time ago, announcing that it had severed ties Brazile earlier this month and insisting it was in no way involved in her sharing of answers. Via Politico:
In a statement, CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said that on Oct. 14, the network accepted Brazile’s resignation.
“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor. (Her deal had previously been suspended in July when she became the interim head of the DNC.) CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate. We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” Pratapas said.