In the midst of an investigation into his possible criminal activity, embattled President Donald J. Trump has miraculously joined the movement for a legitimate investigation into the rigging of the Democratic Primaries by Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders.
This in the wake of an article written by former interim DNC chair, Donna Brazile, who has, along with revelations of collusion by the Democratic National Committee, admitted to supplying Candidate Clinton with questions prior to a CNN debate against Mr. Sanders.
Brazile reveals that the Democratic Party itself was completely and utterly under the control of the Clinton campaign from the beginning of the primaries and that the DNC through SuperPacs had laundered money (apparently legally, mind you) to the Clinton campaign and all major and minor decisions made by the party had to go through Hillary first.
On the matter, according to the Daily Mail in the UK, the president tweeted:
I always felt I would be running and winning against Bernie Sanders, not Crooked H, without cheating, I was right,
Today, Journalist Ryan Grim of The Young Turks wrote a scathing article in the Intercept on the subject, laying at least part of the blame at the feet of former President Barack Obama, who milked the DNC for all it was worth, leaving it in debt and in disarray upon his stepping down from office.
And so the DNC, to save itself, sold everything to the only bidder. The Clinton campaign bailed out the DNC and, in exchange, effectively took it over, according to Donna Brazile, who served as the organization’s acting chairperson from July 2016 to February 2017.
“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,” Brazile wrote in an explosive excerpt of her book published Thursday in Politico. “The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
The party itself, according to Grim, is now over $3 million in debt on the back of dwindling funding caused largely by a loss in trust of the populace in the Democratic Party as a whole.
Hillary Clinton for her part has stated recently that she does not intend to run for president again, yet anything is possible at this point. Trump has come out publicly begging Hillary to run again, for obvious reasons.
For all of Trump’s bombast, the polls show that on Election Day, Bernie Sanders would have soundly defeated The Donald, to the chagrin of the Democratic Establishment, who had expected that their corporate candidate Hillary would beat such a buffoon easily. We all know how that turned out.
The issue of outsourcing jobs notwithstanding, only in America could a candidate base his candidacy on racism and bigotry and still win the presidency. That isn’t to say all Trump supporters are racists or bigots. Far from it. But many of them are, as Hillary put it, “deplorable.” That is a certifiable fact and one that cannot be ignored.
Time will tell if this amounts to anything. Trump has a history of going back on his word frequently. We’ll see.