This is not a good year for Hillary, as Donna Brazile just broke the news about the immense corruption in the Clinton campaign in her new book, which describes how America’s former first-female-president working in collusion with the DNC rigged the Democratic primaries in her favor.
Donna Brazile is a former Democratic National Committee chair who was fired from CNN after it was revealed she helped Hillary to win the primaries by feeding her campaign team the debate questions in advance, i.e. ahead of debates. As part of promoting her tell-all/tell-some/spin-some book on DNC/Hillary corruption, Donna Brazile wrote an op-ed in Politico on Thursday, blaming the loss of the 2016 presidential election solely on Hillary and also accusing her of rigging the nomination.
The Politico piece is basically a teaser for her new and weirdly titled Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House book. The article claims that the Democratic party was in big financial trouble as she took over as interim chair for the Democratic National Committee, due to neglect from Barry Obama and the poor leadership of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, her predecessor. In case you don’t remember, Debbie Wasserman Schultz kicked the bucket (she “resigned”) after it was revealed by WikiLeaks via the Clinton/DNC email hack that the DNC rigged the primaries in Hillary’s favor, thus giving the boot to Bernie and his eccentric fan-base.
Here’s from the Politico article by Donna:
Officials from Hillary’s campaign had taken a look at the DNC’s books. Obama left the party $24 million in debt — $15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign — and had been paying that off very slowly. Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. Hillary for America (the campaign) and the Hillary Victory Fund (its joint fundraising vehicle with the DNC) had taken care of 80 percent of the remaining debt in 2016, about $10 million, and had placed the party on an allowance.
Furthermore, the article reads:
My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.
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. How much control Brooklyn had and for how long was still something I had been trying to uncover for the last few weeks.
The idea is that by controlling the funding of the DNC, Hillary became the de-facto owner of the Democratic party, thus manipulating the primaries was very easy. Even if Brazile doesn’t provide hard evidence to prove her claims, her article/book can be regarded as a testimony on the Democratic party/Hillary’s corruption from an insider/a co-conspirator’s point of view. Also, selling a few books in the process wouldn’t hurt.