The WikiLeaks dump ahead of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) led to the ouster of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was replaced with Donna Brazile. Schultz was given the position in exchange for Hillary Clinton actively campaigning to unite the party and elect Barack Obama in 2008.
The move was to appease the supporters of Bernie Sanders, who were angry after the emails revealed a bias against the Vermont senator during the Democratic nomination. But the latest WikiLeaks dump has now revealed that the DNC replaced one Clinton-friendly chairwoman with another. Brazile appeared to be tipping off the Clinton campaign about a coming Twitter storm in support of Sen. Sanders.
Brazile forwarded an email from Sarah Ford, of the Sanders campaign, to the Clinton campaign, which announced the senator’s 2016 African-American Outreach team was going to host “Twitterstorm Tuesday!”
“Thank you for the heads up on this Donna,” Podesta wrote back.
While it was and is well-known that Brazile has been a longtime Clinton ally, her role as a mole for the campaign during the primary, was not. The entire purpose of the firing of Schultz was because the leaks showed she was rigging the primary against Sen. Sanders. Chairwomen Brazile also sent an email on March 12 to communications director Jennifer Palmieri stating “from time to time I get the questions in advance,” referring to a CNN-TV debate question asked by TV One host Roland Martin at the March 13 town hall.
Martin denied sharing debate questions with Brazile when asked by CNNMoney. He said “my questions were shared with my executive producer and several members of my TV One team.” But Brazile’s March 12 email to Palmieri included the text of a potential question about the death penalty. A near-identical question was read by Martin at the town hall the following day when he introduced an exonerated former death row inmate who asked Mrs. Clinton to defend her position.