Folks we got a bombshell new book excerpt from former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile. Brazile has long been an ally of the Clintons; however, when she took over as interim DNC chair last summer in the midst of the 2016 election, she stumbled upon some appalling facts about the party and its relationship to the Clinton campaign.
I don’t have a ton of time as I’m on my way out the door for the Bills/Jets game (don’t care about either) so I’ll boil it down nice and simply. Brazile claims Obama left the Democratic party $24 million in debt. In 2015, shortly after Hillary announced her bid for the presidency, the Clinton campaign made a deal with the DNC to fund the party in exchange for “control” over the party.
Traditionally, a campaign does not take over control of a party until after the candidate has locked up the nomination. In this case, the Clinton campaign reached a deal to take over control in August 2015, about a year before the nomination was locked up.
Brazile reveals these details in a book excerpt she published on Politico today. Here’s how she describes the aforementioned and previously undisclosed deal.
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.
Elizabeth Warren wasn’t shy in her beliefs on the issue to CNN’s Jake Tapper this evening.
Naturally, Bernie supporters are furious. Hillary supporters are saying Brazile’s just trying to sell books.
And I’m going to TNF. The full excerpt is here and it’s an interesting read. Have a good night.