Former Bernie Campaign Chair: 'It Was Pretty Clear' DNC Favored Clinton


Former Bernie Campaign Chair: 'It Was Pretty Clear' DNC Favored Clinton

The fundraising agreement, signed in August 2015 during the primary process, was unusual for an open seat and, according to Brazile, gave the Clinton campaign oversight of some DNC decisions.

Donna Brazile, the former interim Democratic National Committee chair, wrote in her new memoir that she considered pushing for the removal of Hillary Clinton from the 2016 ticket and replacing her with then-Vice President Joe Biden, according to a report published Saturday.

Brazile claims that she contemplated this step after Clinton fainted as she was leaving a 9/11 memorial service in New York City previous year.

"They basically came to us and said, 'Here's the agreement, take it or leave it, '" Longabaugh told NBC News.

The 2016 presidential campaign was unlike any in our history. Again, that might be true as far as it goes, but it's not the whole story. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) after leaked emails showed the group was leaning toward Clinton over Sen.

Donna Brazile's scathing review of Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign sent more shock waves this weekend through the Democratic Party, with members eager to bury the Clinton era ahead of Tuesday's key Virginia governor's race and other upcoming elections.

It stated that the DNA had agreed to hire one of two candidates that the HFA had said was acceptable.

"I dont think any of us imagined there was a formal arrangement giving Clinton control of the DNC, that's for sure", he asserted. That arrangement never got disclosed to the other Democratic presidential campaigns, although it was clear from almost the beginning of the preprimary activity in 2015 that the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz were doing everything it could to protect Hillary. "I'm gonna tell my story", Brazile, who ran the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 White House race, on Sunday told ABC's "This Week".

"At some point the Justice Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, must do what is right and proper", Trump said in a series of early morning Twitter posts that echoed some of the president's comments late Thursday.

Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign also signed its own joint fundraising agreement with the DNC. "But we've seen this before in off-year elections like in Georgia and SC, where Democrats believed they'd win. It's strictly a function of who is funding it at the moment".

Right now, the Sanders team would just like the DNC to acknowledge the obvious.

The new DNC chairman Tom Perez, who served in president Barack Obama's cabinet, did not respond directly to the Brazile allegations.

Weaver, who now sits on a new unity commission charged with suggesting reforms for the party, said he was surprised that the newly-elected leadership at the party was not taking a more proactive stance to dealing with the old wounds.

"While we've made remarkable progress since last November, we still have a long way to go", he said in a statement. "[Tom] Perez isn't tied to this why is he defending this?"

But Brazile suggested Sunday that the authority the Clinton camp had under the agreement went beyond "standard" joint-fundraising agreement and that a "separate", undisclosed deal also existed.



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