November 02, 2017

Ex-DNC Chair Found 'Proof' Hillary Clinton Rigged Primary

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

Donna Brazile, the former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, called out Hillary Clinton and her campaign in a scathing excerpt from her new book provided to Politico

Among other bombshell claims, Brazile said she found "proof" that Clinton had rigged the Democratic Primary against challenger Bernie Sanders. 

"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.

"So I followed the money. 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.

"By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart."

Brazile described an agreement between the Clinton campaign and the DNC, writing that the campaign would “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” The agreement, which was signed in August 2015, appeared to be win-win: Clinton's campaign effectively gained complete control of the DNC, while the DNC gained financial assistance. Brazile wrote: 

"The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house. Under FEC law, an individual can contribute a maximum of $2,700 directly to a presidential campaign. But the limits are much higher for contributions to state parties and a party’s national committee."

While the agreement was technically not illegal, Brazile wrote that it struck her as "unethical." 

Here's a the big question from Brazile: Why didn't she say anything until now? She went along with this scheme the entire time she was chairwoman of the DNC and didn't make a peep. 

Although most ordinary Americans were unaware of the details of this agreement until now, it was plainly obvious to many that the DNC was rife with corruption. When Sanders dropped out of the race, Clinton assumed she would inherit all his votes; but many in Sanders' base were livid with the way their candidate was treated in the primary, and refused to turn out for Clinton in the general. 

Sanders won over 40 percent of the popular vote before he dropped out of the race: 

 

Despite receiving such a significant percentage of the popular vote, Sanders only received votes from 47 superdelegates --compared to the 602 received by Clinton. Superdelegates can vote for whichever candidate they choose, regardless of popular vote; many of these delegates are political insiders with strong ties to the DNC. 

It's easy to see why so many in Sanders' base were unhappy. 

Will Brazile's decision to speak out help the DNC conduct more fair and transparent primary elections in the future? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure: The Democratic Party significantly tarnished its reputation in 2016, likely turning off many potential Democratic voters. 

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commented 2017-11-04 11:54:53 -0400
Andy Niemers, I think your prediction will come to pass.
I think “Randy Bill” doesn’t hide it, he doesn’t care if Hillary is standing/sitting beside him.
commented 2017-11-04 03:41:59 -0400
May I humbly predict that as more and more DOJ investigations unfold in the coming months, the day is coming that “rolling owl eyes” Hillary is finally going to be led off, stage left, in an orange jumpsuit,sputtering and foaming at the mouth?… And as that happens, “Randy Bill” will breathe a sigh of relief, as he checks out his newest secretary’s ass?…
commented 2017-11-03 19:40:22 -0400
To the perpetually befuddled troll who visits Rebel on a regular basis:
Hillary and her supporters have not accepted her defeat. She keeps cropping up like a herpes blister, she arranges media interviews, publishes a book; tells all her Social Justice Jerks and domestic terrorists to be the “resistance” and oh yeah, investigations keep revealing more about her corrupt foundation, illegal activities as Secretary of State, controlling the DNC (let’s be glad poor old Bernie didn’t turn up dead, she just paid a lot of money to sabotage the presidential primaries)….Hillary is the reason why the she isn’t fading into the sunset!

Rebel doesn’t ignore Hillary’s fall from grace nor the evidence that keeps bubbling up to the surface, that is the function of msm.
It’s worse than you think Jay Kelly, much, much worse!
commented 2017-11-03 15:34:19 -0400
The globalists steal their tax payer money and then make donations to keep Killary afloat, through the UN money laundering scams, and even direct contributions from egotistical puppets like Trudeau. They pay to play with Killary’s contacts. After all they have a lot invested in this psychopath and her corrupt friends.
commented 2017-11-03 08:27:44 -0400
Petro dollars of course!
commented 2017-11-03 08:07:24 -0400
My question: Hillary was still going on how they were broke when they left the White House (yes, get a tag sale for the Clintons so they can keep their five homes – some of which qualified as estates) and yet had funds to bail out the DNC’s $10,000,000 debt. How did she do it? Clinton foundation? Friends overseas? Unsolved bank robbery?
commented 2017-11-03 07:29:04 -0400
Hillary is a story a year after her defeat because of her arrogance, underhandedness and delusions of grandeur which ironically helped Trump win the election. She played by the her own amped up version of the old establishment playbook and it blew up on her. It’s anybody’s guess what might have happened had the Dems chosen another candidate but the woman is so reviled by so many Americans, including on the left and within her own party that both her aspirations and her defeat are that much more noteworthy. She keeps herself in the headlines with her blame-laying tour. If she thought she had a chance in 2020 I’m sure she’d run again. I have to say though, that it’s encouraging to see elements within the Dems opening criticizing her.
commented 2017-11-03 06:45:53 -0400
Trump has a handy defense by pointing at the retired Hilary Clinton. Rebel readers cannot use the same excuse.
commented 2017-11-03 06:10:41 -0400
I am certainly out here, Andy, and wondering why we have stories about the defeated U. S. presidential candidate a year after her defeat. That has never happened in American politics before, where the President and his supporters still talk about the old opposition a year after the vote.

Donald Trump (who is the President of the United States) does not really know how to deal with the situation he is in. Fox news and other mainstream U.S. media outlets agree with him.

So why not blame Hilary Clinton, who retired a year ago? Why not blame the F.B.I. or the C.I.A. who were established under those evil predecessors of Bush, Bush, Obama and their predecessors?

It is all about Hillary and Roosevelt. Trump has nothing to do with the crimes at all.
commented 2017-11-03 02:17:09 -0400
Hello Jay!… Hello Jay!… Are you still out here?…
commented 2017-11-03 02:07:33 -0400
After all, Jay Kelly always set us on the right path vis-a vis Hillary – before?…
commented 2017-11-03 02:04:09 -0400
Hmmm… Just waiting for Jay Kelly to set this one right…
commented 2017-11-02 23:07:55 -0400
Not sure if this is to be believed since this woman is still alive.
commented 2017-11-02 18:14:30 -0400
We can sniff at the American system as being inferior to ours.

However, remember that Baby Doc became the leader of the Lying Party of Corruption despite a slate of accomplished candidates. When Garneau retired from the leadership race, he intriguingly cited the reason as not being able to compete against the powers behind Baby Doc.

Then Garneau sold his principles and became a clapping bobble head, like the good trained seal he is.

While late in the game, at least Brazile re-discovered principle.
commented 2017-11-02 16:48:32 -0400
This news isn’t shocking! Look at Clinton corruption/crimes closely, it’s a wonder Bernie didn’t mysteriously die.
commented 2017-11-02 16:36:10 -0400
Killary is out doing the left-wing circuit! She seems to have more political lives than a cat.
commented 2017-11-02 16:20:50 -0400
… So, Clinton bought the Democratic Party and her nomination.
… Can’t see this making the MSM.