As if Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton didn’t have enough problems to deal with over what was probably the worst weekend of her long campaign for the presidency, news of another scandal involving the Democratic National Committee managed to take up whatever air time or bandwidth wasn’t devoted to her own email scandal.

Longtime Democrat operative, Donna Brazile, provided some welcome cover for Clinton as the candidate scrambled to fashion a response to the announcement that the FBI was reopening its investigation into her email set-up while she was Secretary of State.

But another Wikileaks release revealing the inner workings at the Democratic National Committee put interim chair Donna Brazile at the center of allegations of unethical conduct, and by Monday, Brazile’s reputation either lie in tatters or was being blindly defended depending on which party affiliation you claim or cable channel you watched.

The hacked emails showed a second instance of Brazile presumably using her position as a CNN contributor to feed questions to Clinton prior to a televised town hall and a debate with opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, giving Clinton an unfair advantage over her opponent.

Brazile, who has worked for the Democratic party since she was a teenager and had a reputation as a tireless party loyalist, wrote in an email to Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri the day before the town hall, “From time to time I get questions in advance,” going on to lay out a question about the death penalty.

At the town hall the next day, Clinton was asked the question – verbatim – by CNN moderator, Roland Martin.

When confronted by FOX News anchor, Megyn Kelly, about the leaked email, Brazile was defiant, but rambling, accusing Kelly of “persecuting” her and claiming that Russian hackers had somehow falsified the leaked email.

After the most recent Wikileaks release, the cable news giant announced that it was terminating its relationship with the Democrat in a statement designed to absolve itself of any role in the scandal.

We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor. CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate.”

Brazile, who took over for Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on the eve of the party’s convention when emails released by Wikileaks, once told the Democrat Rules Committee, “My momma taught me to play by the rules and respect those rules. We need to send a message that you can't defy the rules.”

Apparently, that is a lesson Brazile needs to review.

 

 

 

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