The former head of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile is essentially abandoning ship. Perhaps she is one of the few liberal willing to admit, at this point, that the DNC is aboard that particular ship. Not only is she getting out, she is willing to turn on former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and several others along the way. A huge revelation came this morning when she explained a contract between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America;
“I had tried to search out any other evidence of internal corruption that would show that the DNC was rigging the system to throw the primary to Hillary, but I could not find any in party affairs or among the staff. I had gone department by department, investigating individual conduct for evidence of skewed decisions, and I was happy to see that I had found none. Then I found this agreement.”
The agreement she is speaking about would prove once and for all that Clinton maneuvered the election. She had complete control over the DNC to ensure, among other things, that Bernie Sanders didn’t win the nomination. Brazile writes;
“Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailing.”
Brazile goes on to accuse Obama and former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of largely contributing to the financial downfall of the Party. She states that Obama “left the party $24 million in debt” and then Wasserman-Schultz furthered the destruction;
“Debbie was not a good manager. She hadn’t been very interested in controlling the party—she let Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn do as it desired so she didn’t have to inform the party officers how bad the situation was.”
Brazile said that even before she found the agreement, she knew something was amiss because everything from the DNC had to go through Hillary’s campaign office first. She acknowledges that the agreement wasn’t illegal, “but it sure looked unethical. If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”
There is no doubt that Brazile is seeking to save her own hide as much as possible. By distancing herself from the DNC’s actions, she hopes to focus the criticism on names bigger than her own. Considering how many people are currently after Hillary, Obama, and Wasserman-Schultz, this might not be such a bad strategy.