The Democratic National Committee is in trouble. After the shocking (not really) revelation that DNC officials were pro-Hillary and against Bernie Sanders comes the discovery that former CNN contributor Donna Brazile gave team Hillary a debate question ahead of time.
Donna Brazile stepped in as acting DNC Chairwoman after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was effectively kicked out for favoring Hillary Clinton (after which she was immediately hired by the Clinton campaign team).
The accusation that Brazile slipped Hillary a debate question comes from another email found in John Podesta’s hacked Gmail account.
CNN accepted Brazile’s resignation from the network immediately after the email was discovered. “We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” stated CNN on Monday.
Brazile sent the following email to Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri on March 5th, the night before CNN’s primary debate in Flint, Michigan:
One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash. Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the people of Flint.
During the debate, Lee-Anne Walters (the woman with the rash) asked Hillary to make a promise that if elected she would “make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire US, and notification made to the citizens that have said service lines.”
Hillary’s response was lengthy and detailed, and moderator Anderson Cooper was forced to interject in an effort to keep to the time limit.
Despite another email to Palmieri later that month in which Brazile wrote “from time to time I get the questions in advance,” the DNC boss is denying all accusations of wrongdoing. “As it pertains to the CNN debates, I never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did,” she said.
When pressed on the topic during an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on October 19th, Brazile claimed she was being persecuted and told Kelly that her information was “totally false.”