You want to find collusion?
You want to find corruption?
Donna Brazile, former DNC chair, comes clean. And it ain’t grand for the Demorats.
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC
by Donna Brazile
When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.
And what would that be, Donna?
Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.
Anyone’s Spidey Sense tingling right about now? Anyone thinking of that Santayana quote?
By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.
Brazile held her mud during the campaign through gritted teeth. She did so because, well, she and Hillary are women. But once the dam breaks on the powerful — witness Harvey Weinstein — and the first person takes the hit or spills the beans, then the gates open and those once holding back for fear of the powerful no longer fear the powerful. There is vulnerability.
And oh yes, Hillary’s people were lying to the DNC.
The Saturday morning after the convention in July, I called Gary Gensler, the chief financial officer of Hillary’s campaign. He wasted no words. He told me the Democratic Party was broke and $2 million in debt.
“What?” I screamed. “I am an officer of the party and they’ve been telling us everything is fine and they were raising money with no problems.”
You can imagine that Bernie Sanders and his people weren’t terribly pleased though it did tend to validate their beliefs all along.
Things changed when Brazile found this, the crux of the biscuit.
When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.
Meaning: the fix for Hillary was in black-and-white.
The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. 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 mailings.
I had been wondering why it was that I couldn’t write a press release without passing it by Brooklyn. Well, here was the answer.
In a word, rigged. Rigged for Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders.
Braile, of course, is no saint. She’d cheated for one of Hillary Clinton’s presidential debates. From the WashingtonExaminer.com:
Donna Brazile finally admits she shared debate questions with Clinton campaign
by Eddie Scarry
Veteran Democratic operative Donna Brazile finally admitted that she used her former position as a CNN commentator to relay questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.
For months, Brazile has avoided confirming that hacked emails from the campaign showed her forwarding the questions, which were asked at separate debates. But in a new essay for Time magazine looking back on the hackings, she said it was true.
This, by the way, resulted in CNN dropping Donna Brazile as a commentator like a yak drops a hot rock.
I dunno. Anyone starting to identify a trend or a pattern here?
Even more shocking, Brazile considered kicking Hillary to the curb altogether following a September 11th incident involving Clinton. From PBS.org:
Brazile says she considered replacing Clinton with Biden
WASHINGTON — The former head of the Democratic National Committee says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Brazile writes that she considered initiating Clinton’s removal after she collapsed while leaving a 9/11 memorial service in New York City. Clinton later acknowledged she was suffering from pneumonia.
But Brazile says the larger issue was that her campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure.”
Ultimately, the DNC head says she thought of Clinton and all the women in the country who were so excited about her and decided she “could not do this to them.”
The NewYorkPost.com also wrote:
Did Hillary’s rigging at the DNC push Biden out of the race?
by John Podhoretz
The stunning revelation by longtime operative Donna Brazile that the Hillary Clinton campaign secretly took control — literal control — of the Democratic National Committee a year before Hillary became the party’s nominee is the talk of American politics.
As it should be.
Consider, then, that a formal agreement signed by the DNC and the Clinton campaign was executed in August 2015, two months before Biden made his decision.
There was another person out there — then-Vice President Joe Biden. Though grieving over the tragic loss of his son Beau, Biden was still seriously considering a late entry into the race. Indeed, it would not be until October that Biden would declare himself out of contention.
Over the previous six years, Democrats had lost 60-plus House seats, nine Senate seats, 14 governorships and 1,000 state and local offices. Russians didn’t do that. Democrats did — with the help of a surging Republican Party that found itself after election night in its strongest electoral position across the country since 1928.
Even Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, was displeased with the news about Hillary Clinton. Insert your finest Dr Smith voice here: “Oh the pain!”
For God’s sake, the fix was in against anyone but Hillary Clinton since 2015. Oh, by the way; Warren is the person the DNC is eyeballing for 2020. I say: “please oh please.”
The Demorats in disarray? From the DailyBeast.com:
Democrats Determined to Wage Civil War Forever
by Gideon Resnick and Sam Stein
Donna Brazile lit another match. But, really, the flame hasn’t gone out since Trump won.
During the final week of the most important election of the calendar year, the Democratic Party finds itself in a familiar place: subsumed by internal divisions and sniping.
Some DNC members argued that it behooved the party to come to grips with its past—even in full public view—before moving forward; that it took particular courage for Brazile, who infamously passed Clinton a debate question, to help validate Democrats’ complaints with the DNC.
Others outside the DNC were furious with Brazile, calling the essay a selfish attempt to sell books at a time when the party’s fundraising is flagging and its attention should be on the upcoming, critical races. “She’s playing into Trump’s hands,” one Clinton campaign vet said. Brazile declined to comment until her book was formally released.
Clinton allies, meanwhile, insist that they did more to help the DNC than to harm it. The joint fundraising agreements were made available to her and Sanders (which DNC Chairman Tom Perez noted in a letter to DNC members on Friday.). And though Clinton was afforded a large degree of operational control over the committee (which former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told The Washington Post they did not have), she also helped it get out of debt, even as she reportedly pillaged a huge amount of the money that had been ostensibly donated to help state parties.
Note to Conservatives: just when you think the Demorats are infinitely more cohesive than you could imagine, they are less cohesive than you could imagine. Go team.
But where are the American Media Maggots in the whole affair? From TheHill.com:
Network newscasts don’t mention Brazile Clinton-DNC revelations
by Joe Concha
The broadcast evening newscasts on three major networks on Thursday didn’t mention bombshell revelations by former Democratic National Committee interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile.
Brazile has written in a new book that she discovered evidence that she said showed Hillary Clinton’s campaign “rigged” the Democratic presidential primary.
“ABC’s World News Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News” all didn’t report the allegations by Brazile on Thursday evening despite it receiving considerable coverage on cable news and in print and online media. Brazile was also trending as one of Twitter’s top topics on Thursday.
Despite the Brazile blackout, the ABC, NBC and CBS evening newscasts all featured reports on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the recent indictments of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Richard Gates.
The so-called Big Three evening newscasts draw more than 20 million viewers combined on a nightly basis.
Nah. No media bias in American newsrooms, eh wot?
Is there possible criminality involved? From FoxNews.com:
Gregg Jarrett: Hillary Clinton’s scheme in ‘rigging’ the nomination may have been criminal
by Gregg Jarrett
Hillary Clinton has spent a year crying about how the presidency was stolen from her. Turns out, she stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders.
The critical question now is whether she committed crimes in her theft of the nomination.
There appears to be little doubt that Clinton rigged the election process. It was so unconscionable and unprincipled, that Brazile’s discovery of the incriminating document left her in tears. So she says.
It gets better. As I am wont to say: “but wait, there’s more.”
The Federal Election Commission must immediately launch an investigation. So, too, must the Department of Justice and the FBI. It appears that Clinton may well have violated several laws which could constitute serious crimes.
First, federal law sets strict limits on campaign contributions. Financial records must now be subpoenaed to determine whether these laws were broken. Given Clinton’s past record of shady transactions such as the Whitewater land deal and her sale of cattle futures, there is a strong chance that a document trail will lead investigators to multiple violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Second, if Brazile’s account of Clinton’s artifice is true, it is likely that campaign finance reporting laws were broken under the same Act. Hiding campaign money through false or misleading campaign reports is illegal. In egregious cases it is a crime, not just a civil penalty.
Finally, the funneling of campaign funds from one source to another smacks of money laundering. Any transaction that seeks to conceal or disguise proceeds of illegal activity constitutes money laundering. So, if it can be shown that Clinton violated campaign contribution limits or reporting requirements, then the channeling of the proceeds from one source to another would be the “laundering” of it.
Let’s let Tucker Carlson fade out with a Bernie Sanders representative, shall we?
Woo-hoo. Cheating Demorat women. Represent.
Like a good cat in a fresh cat box, the Demorats are pawing the sand over their shite, glancing around to see who’s actually paying attention.
Whilst the American Media Maggots, trust me, are whistling past the graveyard.