“My conscience is very clear.” According to The Hill, that is what interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile told host Joe Madison on his Sirius XM broadcast Monday. The statement was made in response to her having been caught out giving questions to Team Clinton in advance of one of the primary debates.
But a newly released WikiLeaks email suggests that Brazile shared other questions with the preferred Democratic candidate:
Compare the wording of the question in the email with one that Roland Martin asked Hillary Clinton at the debate the following night as taken verbatim from CNN’s transcript:
Roland Martin: Secretary Clinton, yesterday you were in St. Louis, and you talked about carpenters and the rebuilding of the country, the folks who built this nation.
Hillary Clinton: Right.
Martin: And, both you and Senator Sanders have significant union support, yet many of the trade unions that – we walk about built the country, they’ve locked out black folks and other minorities for decades. Would you, even right now, and even as president, call a meeting with the trade unions and say it’s time for you to open up those doors and bring in more African-Americans and Hispanics, and others be because those are high-paying jobs. And, if we keep saying rebuild America with a huge infrastructure and billions of dollars, they’re the ones who are going to do it. And, black folks and others are going to be left on the outside looking in.
And Brazile’s conscience is “very clear?”
Brazile’s predecessor at the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was fired precisely for abusing election laws as they pertain to primaries. Now that Brazile has been caught — twice — doing the same thing, can we expect the DNC to make her current job permanent?
More importantly, if Hillary Clinton wins the election, will Democrats, and especially Sanders supporters, demand answers about the Democratic nominee’s unfair advantage?
(h/t Josh Feldman, Mediaite)