The Sanders campaign team got into a bit of trouble last week when one of their own – Josh Uretsky – was caught stealing voter data related to Hillary Clinton. A Sanders adviser suspects that Uretsky may have been a DNC plant.
Uretsky was fired, but Sanders and his team were instantly cut off from accessing the database. They regained permission after filing a lawsuit. But now a Sanders adviser is claiming that Uretsky may have been a DNC (Democratic National Committee) Plant. According to Mediaite: “A Bernie Sanders campaign adviser made some pretty strong insinuations that the staffer who they had to fire for breaching Hillary Clinton’s voter data was a DNC plant.”
“It’s not as if we conjured this guy Josh from thin air,” the adviser told Hunter Walker of Yahoo News. Turns out Uretsky had been recommended by individuals close to the DNC and NGP VAN (the firm contracted by the DNC to run the voter file). Investigations revealed that Uretsky was recommended by the DNC’s National Data Director – a person who was very involved in the voter file program and had even worked as the COO of NGP VAN.
The adviser, believing that Uretsky may have had theft in mind from the very beginning, referred to the DNC’s recommendation as “utter hypocrisy.”
“I mean, here we are being attacked for the behavior of an individual, which we ultimately fired. We agree he acted improperly, but it’s just amazing to me that this…individual that actually caused this trouble in our campaign was recommended by these guys.”