Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, didn’t recently start her downward spiral into corruption. No, no, this started much earlier than most of us suspected, reveals Wikileaks.
The email threads prove that Brazile, former CNN contributor, disclosed the name of the person who provided her with the question that Hillary was asked on March 13 at the town hall. Brazile even went as far as to share a question from the debate hosted by CNN a week earlier.
TheMarch 12 email exchange Brazile states that she received a town hall question from Roland Martin, a TV One host who co-moderated a March 13 town hall with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Then the March 5 email shows that she slipped an upcoming question to the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and communications director Jennifer Palmieri that was supposed to be asked in a March 6 debate.
Wikileaks hacked the emails from Podesta’s Gmail account.
When part of the March 12 email was revealed earlier this month, Brazile initially denied all allegations that she shared a question with the campaign. She even stated “What a stretch.”
Now the story has changed up a bit, she claims that the email may have been doctored by Russian hackers. She also complained that she is being “persecuted” over the issue.
Brazile has recently stopped short of denying that she received the debate question and shared it with the Clinton campaign. But in an interview with PBS’s Tavis Smiley last week, she said that CNN did not provide her the question. Notably, she did not deny that Martin gave it to her. Martin has given waffling answers on whether he shared the question with Brazile.
In the March 12 exchange, Brazile mentions Martin by name and offers to provide more than just the one town hall question that she is known to have shared with the campaign.
“I’ll send a few more. Though some questions Roland submitted,” Brazile wrote to Palmieri in the March 12 email thread, which is entitled “From time to time I get the questions in advance.”
The question she provided to Palmieri matched verbatim a question that an exonerated death row inmate asked Clinton the next night.
CNN and host Jake Tapper have strongly denied sharing that question or any other with Brazile or anyone else.
But an email released on Monday casts new doubt on the network’s claims that it never shares questions with outsiders.
On March 5, Brazile tipped the Clinton team off to a question that was to be asked the next day at a debate that was hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper.
“One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash,” Brazile wrote to Podesta and Palmieri.
“Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”
There’s a transcript of the debate that uncovers a damning little secret about a woman named Lee-Anne Walters. It proves that Walters did indeed ask the question of both Clinton and Sanders.
“After my family, the city of Flint and the children in D.C. were poisoned by lead, will you make a personal promise to me right now that, as president, in your first 100 days in office, you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States, and notification made to the – the citizens that have said service lines,” the woman stated.
Brazile contests that she was completely neutral in the Democratic primaries. She’s defended herself during the email controversy by insisting that she was in regular contact with all Democratic candidates.
That’s odd, because, there is no evidence produced thus far that she shared any kind debate or town hall questions with Sanders.
The DC questioned CNN, and Brazile but they were stumped, neither had a good enough reply, so they simply didn’t answer. Cowards.
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