Video above on Donna Brazile courtesy of The Young Turks Network.
Former Interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile has admitted what most of us who have been paying attention have known for some time.
In an Op Ed for the news website Politico, Brazile admits that, based on her findings (as if she needed them), from the very beginning of the Democratic Primary campaign for the presidential nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton had rigged the entire thing.
Clinton had (legally, for some mind-boggling reason) obtained complete control over the DNC.
This including its electoral strategy and its finances, all in time for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ announcement as her primary opponent.
Through money laundering via the DNC and Hillary’s own SuperPAC, the former Secretary of State under President Barack Obama had raised an incredible amount of money for her campaign, much of which, admittedly, Bernie had refused because of the nature of its ill-gotten gain.
Bernie Sanders is now renowned for collecting a significant amount of cash from small donations during the campaign from Americans of modest means simply by asking for it in speeches on live television.
By contrast, Hillary Clinton, who went from a nearly broke First Lady to multi-millionaire through corruption and bribery, held fundraisers with rich and influential donors looking for kickbacks and political influence behind closed doors and the shroud of secrecy.
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.
This coming from a full of shit former CNN contributor who denied such accusations during the campaign while brazenly and unethically helped to, like her predecessor Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, rig the primaries for Hillary.
For example, while continuing to downplay her role in the entire thing, Brazile supplied Mrs. Clinton with debate questions to assist her against the inevitable charges (respectful, mind you) from Mr. Sanders.
Mrs. Brazile’s shady and unethical behaviour culminated in a decidedly terse interview with brilliant real journalist, king of investigative journalism and aspiring Walter Cronkite 2.0, Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks News Network. Meanwhile, other so-called “journalists” came at her with softball questions. See the exchange below, courtesy of TYT Politics.
Further, Brazile claims in her article that the DNC were left massively in debt by outgoing President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, Clinton was milking the party for all it was worth through the Hillary Victory Fund and her other SuperPACs and offering bribes to foreign entities through the Clinton Foundation.
Donna Brazile continues to maintain definitively that she was “surprised” and shocked by the goings-on in the party, yet said and did nothing about it until now.
Word has it that she is planning on releasing a “tell-all” book in the wake of these admissions. Surprise, surprise.
Court proceedings have already taken place, with the rigging of the primaries admitted by DNC lawyers, despite their claims, supported by the judge in the case, that backroom deals and other such corruption is perfectly legal and acceptable within the party, in spite of written rules to the contrary.
Mrs. Clinton has yet to comment on such things, preferring to promote her new book What Happened in which she ostensibly and brazenly blames Bernie Sanders for her election defeat to Donald Trump, despite the Vermont senator’s efforts in stumping for her on the presidential campaign trail.
In the midst of all of this, the 76-year-old senator continues to promote and fight for his agenda fervently, including his calls for a $15 minimum wage hike, free college tuition and single payer health care that is undoubtedly successful across the globe (I’m living proof – more on that in a future article).
With very little being done within the DNC to curb such unethical behaviour, it is unlikely that, despite the efforts of Mr. Sanders and his closest allies, including veteran and senator from the state of Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, anything will truly change.
Sanders, for his part, has consistently rejected the notion and prospect of running for a 3rd party – despite running as an independent in Vermont for many years and the offer of running on a ticket in the last election with Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein.
It is clear the former Jewish carpenter (sound familiar, Christians?) isn’t giving up his fight anytime soon, despite Donna Brazile’s recent admissions.
Only time will tell if it will have the same impact that Jesus ultimately had posthumously over the Roman Empire’s control of Israel back in the day.
The man who fought for Civil Rights back in the 1960s was ultimately arrested and the victim of police brutality. Yet he seems to be willing to soldier on to his dying breath.
By contrast, Hillary, a former Goldwater Girl and Republican, continues to shift the blame on everyone else for her lack of electoral success. This while puffing out her chest and playing the victim.