Brazile admits she forwarded debate questions to Clinton camp

Pablo Tucker
March 20, 2017

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair and current Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile has acknowledged that she did in fact supply the Clinton campaign with town hall topics, a decision she now says she regrets.

In the essay titled, "Donna Brazile: Russian DNC Narrative Played Out Exactly As They Hoped", Brazile discusses her belief that the Russians deliberately interfered with the Democratic party and the Clinton campaign to sway election results, and calls for an independent commission to investigate.

In reality, not only was I not playing favorites, the more competitive and heated the primary got, the harder D.N.C. staff worked to be scrupulously fair and beyond reproach.

Emails had been previously published that showed correspondence between Brazile and the Clinton camp that raised some red flags. Although she told ex-Fox News star Megyn Kelly on October 19 that Wikileaks dealt in "doctored" emails, the former DNC head said Friday that the emails were "a mistake I will forever regret".

The following night, a question along those lines was posed to both Clinton and her primary rival Sen.

A subsequent March 12 email forwarded from Brazile to Palmieri noted that a question about the death penalty would be asked at a town hall the following day.

"CNN never gave me a question".

So, Brazile is anxious that it looks like she was showing favoritism to Clinton, not that she was subverting the veracity of the news organization she worked for, the fairness of the democratic process, and the journalism she now wants to hold Trump accountable.

"Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint", Brazile wrote.

"I had been working behind the scenes to add more town hall events and debates to the primary calendar, and I helped ensure those events included diverse moderators and addressed topics vital to minority communities", she wrote. She said she was being persecuted and questioned the credibility of the hacked files. She ended the segment telling Megyn Kelly, "Go to Russian Federation". "Your information is false".

Brazile defended herself by saying that she received support from Bernie Sanders' former staff, yet the "selective" e-mail leaks fragmented party unity.

"We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor", Lauren Pratapas, a spokeswoman for the news network, said in a statement.

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