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Donna Brazile Says she can Prove Clinton Rigged Primary Implicates Wasserman Schultz

Donna Brazile Says she can Prove Clinton Rigged Primary Implicates Wasserman Schultz by John Lucas | Nov 2 2017

The dueling across Sunday news shows was triggered by the disclosure that Donna Brazile, the interim Democratic leader during the final months of the campaign, considered an effort to replace Clinton as the presidential nominee because of health concerns.

A memo was signed by Clinton's campaign and the DNC in August 2015 that established she would get some input in exchange for her financial support of the committee to help them repay a $24 million debt, NBC reports.

"I had to put it on the table, George", she said, "because I was under tremendous pressure after Secretary Clinton fainted to have a 'Plan B.' I didn't want a Plan B. Plan A was great for me. You know what I tell them, 'Go to hell.' I'm going to tell my story", an emotional Brazile said on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

The dispute was spurred by revelations by Brazile in a memoir being released Tuesday and reported on by The Washington Post. "I care about our democracy", Brazile said. Cory Booker, according to the Post. Spokesperson at Hillary for America, former Clinton staffers collectively dismiss Brazile's claims, writing "we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book". "I could not do this to them".

Tom Perez, the new DNC chairman, on Sunday, after The Post review of Brazile's book, rushed to assure Democrats that he would clean up the group's mess ahead of the next presidential election cycle. Clinton could raise money, and the other Democrats in the race were lightweights at the time, including Bernie Sanders. "I could not do this to them", she wrote. "Hillary Clinton was anything but incapacitated".

"I think it was", Warren responded. A loss would be a big blow to other Democrats plotting a similar anti-Trump strategy in the 2018 midterm congressional races and likely louder calls for radical changes in the DNC heading into 2020.

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The document provides context to a bombshell book excerpt published earlier this week by interim DNC chair Donna Brazile, which alleges that an unethical agreement was signed between Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the DNC to keep the party financially afloat. "That is unacceptable. To that end, the new DNC under my leadership is committed to the task of making sure that our 2020 nominating process will be unquestionably fair and transparent".

"We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton", campaign members, including Robbie Mook, John Podesta and Huma Abedin, in part said in the letter.

The fundraising agreement, signed in August 2015 during the primary process, was unusual for an open seat.

Still in play are recommendations of a Unity Reform Commission, created in a concession to supporters of Vermont Sen.

The explosive revelations drag Democrats back into the ugly infighting and divisiveness that plagued the party during the 2016 primary.

We are very proud that throughout the campaign and the aftermath the staff stuck together, worked as a team, and did the best we could for both Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.

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